“Spirituality” we use this word very often; donno what meaning we attach when we utter this.
It is as corrupted and over-used as the other commonly used words like love, consciousness, awareness. But here we are using this to describe the experience of something other than our physical & psychological bodies. Okay, let’s leave it at that.
Hmmm…So, do you think spirituality can happen to this ever confused piece of brilliance?
Brilliance? It is. When we call a man successful, maybe the spouse wasn’t really behind that success. It should be his/her mind, isn’t it?
It is this one which observes both the world and the sense organs. It sees through the eyes, hears through the ears, feels through the skin, tastes through the tongue and smells through the nose.
- It is also the one who feels the utmost pain and unexplainable joy.
- It is also the one which couldn’t explain its disappearance in deep sleep.
- It is also the same one who thinks he is bounded or liberated.
- It is also the one which detests or admires its own creation-the Thoughts
- It is also the one which sees itself as an object of investigation in meditation.
- It is also the one who realizes that it is also been observed observing.
- It is the same one which is seeking freedom from imagined bondage.
It is this mind which turns spiritual and inward. And you can be sure when it stops being that haggering partner, doesn’t do a confused tail wagging, sees no value in purposeless imitation and absolutely no point in embracing identities.
Look, either we embrace ever damn identity or nothing. We err by being selective and the effect of that is us having to choose between joy or distress. If we get what we desire, we are happy that moment otherwise we are sad, right?
Then, do we have a choice?
Absolutely! We just have to stop being selective. Every act that we put up here is learned, isn’t it? So can we not try to build a new habit by practicing to see everything as is. That is what I understand by detachment. And that needs practice. (Abyasam & Vairagyam).
So ask your mind. Is ‘IT’ willing to turn inward?
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“Rupam drishyam lochanam drig, tad drishyam drig tu manasam; Drishya dhivrittayah sakshi, drig eva na tu drishyate”
Drig drishya viveka(verse 1) Adi Shankarachaya
“Form is observed, the eye is the observer. That(eye) is the observed, the mind is the observer. Mental activities are observed, the witness is the observer. But that observer is not observed”.