Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Singular Source of all mental states

"From Me alone
arise the manifold states of mind
of created beings."
-Shri Krishna
Bhagavad Gita 10, 1-8

Shri Krishna presides over the Visshuddhi Chakra, the subtle centre located in the throat. It gives the ability to communicate and integrate with a collective sense of self. It also gives the power of detachment without which it is impossible to witness the thoughts arising in the mind and thereby enter a state of thoughtless awareness (Nirvichara).
The Visshuddhi is the vibrational level of ether and sound, and is the source of the mind. Western philosophers have concluded that the conscious mind consists of words and has no material substance because words do not have a material substance.
Western science is trying, without success, to discover how a sense of self from the mind. From an Eastern mystical point of view, the mind arises from the Self, not the other way around.

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