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  • Maya and Jnana The nature of the mind is such that it can

  • generate as many as a hundred desires in the course of an hour.

  • What is the capacity of the body to fulfil those desires?

  • What is the time required for their fulfilment?

  • If one goes on piling up more and more desires without fulfilment, what will be the condition

  • of one's mind?

  • Will it not become weaker and weaker due to disappointment and failures?

  • Any desire, if it is to lead to happiness, must be in consonance with one's physical

  • harmony, the sentiments of society, and the law of Nature.

  • A sensible person should learn to restrict his desires to suit the capacity and harmony

  • of the physical body and mind.

  • Not only that, he should also respect the views of society while seeking fulfilment

  • of his desires.

  • Man is always a member of society.

  • Whatever he wants or needs comes from society, and what he produces also returns to the society.

  • Hence, every individual should think, act and enjoy in a manner that is agreeable to

  • society and conforms to the sentiments of society.

  • Otherwise the individual will certainly come to harm and suffer when he proceeds to fulfil

  • his desires.

  • The third angle he has to keep in view is the law of Nature.

  • If a desire happens to be in conflict with, or in contravention of, the law of Nature,

  • it cannot be fulfilled.

  • Persistence in such a desire can only spoil the life of the person.

  • Every manifestation, appearance or action in the universe is a part of Nature.

  • The natural and divine force, which is called Consciousness, starts in man from a limited

  • sphere and extends its dimension step by step, stage by stage, toward a further understanding

  • of its own existence and functions in the shape of the universe.

  • It finally merges with its fullness in the infinite state.

  • This is the nature of the mind.

  • The mind is the most peculiar and adorable phenomenon in the universe.

  • All the values in the universe are assessed only by the mind.

  • And, all the existence and functions of the universe are within the mind.

  • It can shrink its focus to the most minute size, and in no time expand to any vast dimension,

  • even up to the extent of the universe and beyond- even to the infinite state.

  • The functioning field of the mind is the universe.

  • The base of the mind is the soul.

  • The origin of the soul is the Almighty-the Infinite-God.

  • Therefore, the origin as well as the goal of the mind is The Infinite.

  • In the course of development of the understanding of the functions and beauties of the universe,

  • a diversion of the mind's activity is produced by the experiences of pleasure and pain sensations.

  • In such a condition, the soul, in its psychic extension as mind, forgets its existence,

  • greatness and its aim.

  • This stagnation of the soul embodied in man is called Maya (Sanskrit) or illusion.

  • When man develops the force of his mind and self-awareness, thereby achieving success

  • over this stagnation, he reaches the ultimate goal of the Infinite-the state of perfection

  • of the mind.

  • He leads his life in this light of perfection of realization.

  • This state is called Jnana (Sanskrit) or wisdom.

  • A man can enjoy material pleasure in the self-forgetful state or Maya as well as in the state of awareness

  • or Jnana.

  • When a person enjoys any commodity or facility with soul-consciousness, he gets both satisfaction

  • and psychic detachment from it.

  • On the other hand, when he enjoys the same commodity or facility in the state of illusion,

  • he gets attached to that object.

  • Whatever the activity of man, that activity gets registered as an imprint in four ways:

  • (1) In the limbs and senses; (2) In the brain cells; (3) As hereditary quality in seed cells;

  • and (4) In each and every ethereal particle of life-energy.

  • In the forgetful state, the soul succumbs frequently to emotions and errs repeatedly.

  • By the force of needs, habits and environmental conditions, the activities of the soul continue

  • on the same worn path because of old imprints.

  • So the attachment with worldly imprints becomes deeper and deeper, day by day.

  • These imprints of the activities of man, which lead to pain and misery, are not conducive

  • to the free journey of his soul, since they obstruct or delay its spiritual advancement.

  • All such imprints are called sins.

Maya and Jnana The nature of the mind is such that it can

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Maya And Jnana

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    Nazih posted on 2017/05/08
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