SATSANG OF SWAMI AMAR JYOTI
THE LIFE AND MESSAGE OF SWAMI AMAR JYOTI
Human evolution and upliftment of consciousness do not come about through cultural or technological advance, but more by the blessing of spiritual unfoldment. In this sacred process, the Master-disciple relationship is paramount, so much so that it is known as the highest of all relationships on earth.
MIND, MANTRA & ENLIGHTENMENT
by Swami Amar Jyoti
We are often baffled or confused about which parts of life to take as spiritual and non-spiritual, so let me make it clear: in the totality of creation and phenomena, no aspect is separate. Whichever aspect we touch, whether it is dualism or non-dualism, spiritual or material, all are connected in one reality. It is our intellect that divides, analyzes and separates any aspect of the creation from ultimate Consciousness or God. As long as our focus is on the Spirit, God, Light, all are within the domain of spirituality. It is our point of view that creates separation, and that is where trouble and confusion start. However, before we go deeper into that, let us see what happens with phenomenal creation, which is synonymous with the mind, when you become Enlightened.
The English term Enlightenment means “you are light,” “you become light,” or “you become conscious.” Mind is a creation. Mind is phenomenal. Mind is dualistic. So what would you say the mind is?
Seems that mind is vibration.
Okay, mind is movement, restless, active. Mind is vibrations. Let us go a little deeper. What are vibrations made of? Thoughts, memories, imagination and desires are called sankalpa-vikalpa in Sanskrit. What you wish and what you do not wish—that is what mind does. So what is the basis or origin or vibration?
Desire activates the mind. If you did not have any desires the mind would be still; there would be no mind. Mind is restless, moving, thoughtful, curious, determining, and so on. Desire motivates and energizes the mind because desire is an energy form.
Read full Satsang in the Summer 2017 issue of Light of Consciousness
To return to the home page, click on the Home tab or the back arrow