What is the mind? A mind is the element of a person that enables him to be aware of the world, to experience, to think, and to feel. A mind is said that a person must control the mind & body which affects his personality. One must set his goal of life & work towards it by mind control over the crap worldly things. I am trying to explain some hidden secrets of mind as well as throwing light on the power of the human mind. One must learn mind power. In short, you will know what is mind secrets exposed here.
What is the mind?
Compare it with your phone. If your phone is your body, then your soul is the software and your mind is the electricity it needs to function properly. Your phone needs to be on the charger regularly, otherwise, you do not have anything to do with it. If you do not charge your phone for a while, it does not mean that it is immediately broken. The software is still there. As soon as you recharge it, your phone can function optimally again.
We intend to do many things—make resolutions to cultivate good habits, to kick certain bad habits, to study with concentration, to do something with a concentrated mind. Very often our mind rebels, forcing us to beat a retreat from our efforts at implementing our resolutions. A book is open before us, and our eyes are open. But the mind has started wandering, thinking about some past events or some future plans. The same thing happens when we sit for a few minutes trying to pray or think of a divine name or form.
The undisciplined mind acts as our enemy, whereas a trained mind acts as our friend. So we need to have a clear idea of the mechanism of our mind. Can we train it to obey us, to cooperate with us? How can it contribute to the development of our personality?
For this purpose, we will take an example to see How our mind works & what are its functions?
How our MIND works & it’s functions
Suppose I meet a person whom I had met somewhere, say, about ten years before. I try to recollect when and where I met him and who is he. From the inner recesses of my mind, there begins a process of scanning, to check if there are any events stored there connected with the person. Suddenly I am able to recognize the person as so-and-so and finally say ’he is the same person I met in such and such a place, etc. I now have a firm knowledge about the person. Analyzing the above example, we are able to discern four functions of the mind.
The storehouse of memory and impressions of our past experiences presents various possibilities before the mind. This storehouse has impressions of our thoughts and actions—good and bad—are stored. The sum total of these impressions determines our character. This storehouse, again, is what is known as our subconscious mind.
Consideration and Conception
Not yet sure, the mind examines the many options presented before it. It considers several things. Imagination and formation of concepts are also functions of the mind.
Determination and Decision-making:
Our intellect is the faculty responsible for decision-making. It has the capacity to judge the pros and cons of things and find what is more desirable. A mind is also the discrimination faculty in a person, which enables him to discriminate between the real and the unreal, between what is to be done and what is to be avoided, what is morally right and what is wrong. A mind is also the seat of will-power so essential for personality development and hence this aspect of the mind concerns us the most.
Devoting to oneself all physical and mental activities, for example, ‘I eat’, ‘I see’, ‘I talk’, ‘I hear’, ‘I think’, etc., is called ’I’ consciousness. As long as the ’I’ identifies itself with the undisciplined body-mind complex, human life is dictated by events and circumstances of the world. For example, we become happy with pleasurable events and miserable with adverse circumstances. More the mind gets refined and disciplined, more does one get to know the real source of ’I’ consciousness. Correspondingly, a person becomes more balanced in his daily life. Such a person is no longer wobble by any event or circumstances of life.
These four aspects of the mind, are not watertight compartments. A mind is the same mind called by different names based on its functions. More-ever, we can change these aspects by little practice carried out daily with determination.
More about the mind
There is an indirect representation of human personality, made with the help of a chariot & charioteer. ’Our ’I’ is represented by the master of the chariot; the body is the chariot and our intellect the charioteer. The mind is represented by the controls. Horses representing the sense organs—ears, skin, eyes, tongue, and nose—which are the five windows in a human being that give him or her the knowledge of objects in the world. The road on which the chariot travels is represented by the sense objects. The human being who identifies himself or herself with this body-mind system is said to be the enjoyer of objects or the fruits of actions.
If the horses are not broken and if the charioteer is asleep, the chariot cannot reach its destination. It can even overturn and cause the death of the master. Similarly, if the sense organs are not disciplined, and if the power of discrimination is inactive, one cannot reach the goal of human life. On the other hand, if the horses are broken and the charioteer is wide-awake, the chariot reaches its destination. Even so, if the intellect is wide awake, and if the sensory system together with the mind is disciplined and controlled, a human being can reach the goal of his life.
What is that goal?:
We will come to it shortly. Another important activity of the mind that concerns personality development is our emotions. More the emotions are under control, healthier becomes one’s personality. Emotions can be broadly classified into two types, viz attraction and disgust. Love, admiration, aspiration, sympathy, joy, admiration, pride and the like indicate attraction. Hate, anger, fear, sorrow, jealousy, disgust, shame, etc., are of the nature of disgust. As long as one is entangled with the undisciplined mind, one’s personality does not really develop. Intellect, the charioteer, serves as an effective instrument of self-development by controlling the emotions and raising the higher self from the hold of the mind.
What is a character?
Every action and thought of ours leaves an impression in our mind. These impressions determine how we behave at a given moment, how we respond to a given situation. The sum total of all our impressions is what determines our character. The past has determined the present. Even so the present—our present thoughts and actions—will shape our future. This is a key principle to determine our character.
What activates the body-mind system?
The answer to this question will help us have better knowledge of ourselves. This question engaged the attention of ancient Indian saints. They experimented with themselves and after a disciplined search they found out that there is a divine element in human beings, Mind is this divinity which constitutes the real ’I’ and the eternal element in our self. This divinity survives the physical separation of the body. This divinity remains hidden in us as long as we identify ourselves with our body-mind and the sensory system. The goal of life, according to the scriptures and the great ones, is to master this hidden divinity.
The Source of universal, endless, eternal, creative and life-giving energy, which is beyond space and time and permanently radiates all space and time. A magnet of infinite wisdom, which calls us continuously and with which, as long as we live, we are permanently connected.
Divinity wants to do great things in our lives.
- to fulfill our lives with love, peace, and joy.
- the church or temples to grow both spiritually and in number.
- to give a revival in the world, by which His name is honored, through which Christians & others will be encouraged and used as image bearers of Christ or God, through which people will be saved for eternity.
- will give us what we ask Him in faith.
- to use us in His mighty plan with the world? Do not let these words be hollow words, but think about them honestly.
- to use you to build His kingdom on earth?
- to use our prayer to bring about a change.
“Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to master this Divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal”.
Prayer is a powerful weapon. Prayer is the engine of our personal life., prayer is the mighty weapon that will open eyes and save souls. Let’s look together at Divinity’s promises about prayer.
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