Was watching this old movie of Image entertainment..has anyone noticed their logo?(don’t fret if you haven’t, even the mate sitting next didn’t think much of it)
However, it was interesting.. presenting you the weirdest explanation which even the organization might not have thought about when creating their logo..it is that weird😉
The excuse for this thought is that a mind sees what it sees, hoping you buy it..
And before we get to it, let me present you with this disclaimer. A thought is a thought, however brilliant or vague, or spiritual or otherwise, it is still a thought. You are witnessing your thoughts. Anything witnessed by you, you are not that. So, you are neither the body nor the mind.
It is important to remember this.. in fact, when we observe our thoughts, we understand the following:
- That I, the observer exist all through the thoughts observing them and I also observe a thoughtless state.
- The thoughts float in me and disappear in me.
- And these thoughts have no power on me. The power lies in the observation not in the ones that are being observed, Period
Easy to say, you may think but truly acceptance of the fact that these are the instruments at work is the only way out. You are just a witness and not the actor.
In the process, we also observe that the thoughts are not independent but are dependent on the ‘I’ for their existence
And thank God, these thoughts exist and this is where the logo part of it comes into play..
If not for that drop, we wouldn’t have ever noticed the placid lake beneath. Likewise, if not for the thoughts, we would have never found our real self.
Remember: our self is not an object to be observed. It is the I . The ‘I’ reveals itself when the thoughts slows down.
Anyhow, the idea is not to pursue the thoughtless state because that is not the goal nor is it going to get us being our self( my teacher warns)
Have you noticed the self remains untouched all through, thoughts or otherwise? So the thoughts are harmless and a friend to the one who is trying to seek his real self.
But getting entangled in the thoughts is not what a seeker ought to do..
To be honest, being mindful once seemed like a pain, much like a conscious work but now it is not all that difficult. The mind willingly gives to it. This reminds me of the word ‘abyasam’ in Bhagavad Gita 🙂 Shlokam 8 from chapter 8 is apt here
Abhyasa-yoga-yuktena chetasa nanya-gamina
paramam purusham divyam yati parthanuchintayan
Happy witnessing, you guys..have fun