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Life An Illusion of Mind

Mind is a privilege of Living Beings, its an indication of liveliness. It helps us to grasp our surrounding with the help of our senses. Whatever we perceive or understand is outcome of an illusion which is created by our mind. Each one of us expresses every circumstance, situation differently, even if we see the same picture we’ll notice different views.

Life and nature behaves somewhat similar with each one of us, still it may not carry the same meaning for each one of us. We can notice different reactions and reporting on an incident in TV, newspapers and blogs, although they are all reported by professional journalists.

Life Is A Illusion

Life is an illusion, there is no unanimous conclusion on life, our views, thoughts, experiences, education, circumstances all effect our definition of life. It can be a place to enjoy a happy life or place where you have to struggle every day.

We cannot anyone for anything, but there is surely a way to improve this picture of life, give it more vibrant colors, make it an interesting journey. All this can be achieved easily without even taking the help of any external source with positive views, thinking in right direction.

Data provided by our senses is manipulated by our mind according to his own philosophy or attitude. Even senses work under his guidelines, they work in confidence of mind. Eyes see what mind has instructed it to see, if eves have been instructed not to see an object or such an object doesn’t exist at all for us to see, then eyes will simply refuse to find it around as if nothing as such exists before it.

Spirituality, faith and positive thinking are ways to mend problems associated with mind. Once our mind learns these techniques its state of illusion is eliminated immediately. This world becomes a beautiful place to be around. Life seems good and happier than ever before, with all the games of life leading to a positive experience. Eyes too start seeing a new ray of light in every object it comes across.

Powerful Mind is Responsible for Virtual Reality

Mind is very powerful so is the illusion created by mind. it may make you think & grasp things in a way which isn’t true. Something that no one else will agree except the one who has got his mind in illusion. Illusion created by mind can make you believe in something that doesn’t exists at all. This is something that scientist know as ‘Virtual Reality‘. Virtual reality isn’t anything other than an illusion created by mind.

This virtual reality or illusion of mind can exist in one of the two forms. We can think in any direction as per our perception or illusion created by mind. We can think or believe that what others are calling a ‘virtual reality’ or ‘illusion of mind’ is in fact a fact and not a myth or illusion of mind. We may also feel that what others think to be real is actually a myth a virtual image of objects, which actually aren’t existing but are simply there because of mass illusion existing among people.

If a survey is conducted on the above question of virtual reality and illusion of mind on an issue or object, I’m sure we’ll get answer in favor of each of the concepts i.e. for some people an object or issue is real and for others its virtual or distraction. This is because ‘Life An Illusion of Mind‘ or ‘virtual reality’ aren’t a concept or philosophy of life but a reality, a truth which exists with the life on this planet.

Union is Transient, Separation is Constant

:Shree Hari:

Karthik Krishna Amaavasya, Vikram Samvat 2064, Shukravar

Union Vs Separation

There is one thing that man alone can do ! Renounce the unreal. You just have to renounce what you know as unreal – you will attain knowledge, you will understand love, you will realise God. There is one general complaint that most people have – my mind does not get attached (attracted) to God. I ask you – of what species is your mind? It belongs to prakriti. You are a part of God and the mind is a part of prakriti (Gita 15:7). Being part of the same species, it is naturally attracted to prakriti (the world). You are trying to put your mind and intellect towards God, when they are not part of God. You are a part of God. You put yourself towards God. You have to be inclined towards God.

Existence and Non-Existence

I will tell you a very vital point. Do you ever experience your non-existence? You know the existence and non existence of your mind, intellect, senses, wealth, property, etc. but you always exist. In deep sleep also you exist. You know that ‘you knew nothing’. You know that you had a good night’s sleep. So you always exist.

Now think – whatever you are united with at present will separate in the future. Whatever you have received will separate. It was separate from you and will separate in the future. The union is only for a short period of time. The union is transient and the separation is constant. You are actually separate from it. The wealth that you have at present was not with you before and will not remain with you. Its separation from you is constant. So know this fact from the beginning and you will not feel sad when something or someone goes. Do you feel sad when the day ends and night comes? No. Because you know that the day will go.

Similarly, accept that whatever you have will have to go some day. Till they are with you, utilize them. Serve them. By serving them our attachment to them is broken. The attachment is strengthened by taking pleasure from them. Serving them helps you renounce their attachment. What does not stay, what will not stay – is unreal. Know it as unreal and renounce your attachment with it. If you cannot even renounce what you know as unreal – what will you be able to renounce? The problem is that you want to keep what will not stay. That is why we get pain. All things will go one day. Leave them (their attachment) before they leave you. Only man has the discrimination to do this. Serve all with your total ability.

Q. What do you mean by staying separate from the world?
A. Do not take pleasure from it. Do not expect anything from it. Serve it. Do not expect it to stay.

Q. If my mind is not inclined towards God, how can I get inclined?
A. This question is not appropriate – think about it. Does your mind get married or do you get married? Does your mind get adopted or do you get adopted? Do you become a disciple or does your mind become a disciple? If you get inclined towards God, your mind will naturally follow. Change your ego – I am only God’s and only God is mine. Only God will remain. Love Him.

Ram Ram

Per request by a Sadhak
From discourse in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Ram Ram

Union is Transient, Separation is Constant was published in Yahoo Sadhaka Group.