How Can We Unveil The Powers Of Our Subconscious Mind
Unveil the powers of subconscious mind by knowing the Soul…
Lord Mahavir has said, ‘He who has conquered his mind, has conquered the world and if the mind has not come under control; then one has come under the control of the mind.’
In order to unveil the powers of our subconscious mind to our benefit, it is important that at first, we get the mind in our control. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says, “When the Soul prevails, only then the mind can come under control.”
What is subconscious mind?
The subconscious mind is one of the most powerful inner layers lying underneath our conscious mind. Few of its salient characteristics are:
• It is always on day and night, regardless of the activity that is happening on the outside.
• Faith and belief are the foundation of the subconscious mind.
• The subconscious mind ensures we automatically act and react based on the way our beliefs are programmed.
• Within the depths of our subconscious mind lie numerous tubers of negativities. These tubers give rise to various emotions in reaction ie. jealousy, agitation, craving, fear, pride…
• No matter how much we educate our conscious mind, in the subconscious mind the same old pattern of ignorance and darkness prevails. As a result, anything unpleasant when encountered, instantly results in a reaction of aversion and negativity; and anything pleasant it experiences, instantly results in a reaction of craving and attachment. This has been its nature for innumerable lifetimes. Although we see these reactions proving counter-productive in our life, we fail to recognize them and get to their source.
The subconscious mind is like a ‘boat’. When turned in the right direction, it has the power to liberate. And if it goes the other way, it can ruin us completely too. To get on to the right path, we need someone who can set our compass and direct the mind to meet the shore, without any difficulty. We have lived in darkness for far too long, harming ourselves and others. And one continues to do so until some Gnani, the Enlightened One, comes into his life and sheds light on his programmed beliefs and reactions thereto, and sets him free from the effects they generate.
To unveil the powers of our subconscious mind:
1. Attain Self-Realization:
Through Akram Vignan, the stepless path to Self-Realization, we attain Self-Realization, with the grace of Gnani, the Enlightened One, in matter of just two hours!
From time immemorial, we have believed ourselves to be the body or the name that we are given in respective life. And because of it we get affected by whatever happens to the body; we get affected whenever our name is taken in particular reference to context.
The belief of “I am John (the reader may insert his own name here)” has been so deeply ingrained within our subconscious mind that it does not diminish even in our sleep. Similarly, “I am a lawyer, I am her husband, I am his father, I am her uncle, I am fair-skinned, I am forty-five years old, I am a businessman, I am a taxpayer” – various such beliefs have made their way into our subconscious mind, following the knowledge we’ve gained from our surroundings.
However, in reality, our Self is neither the body nor the name. When we experientially realize really who am I and begin to follow the knowledge given by Gnani , all our puzzles start getting solved.
2. Follow your goal, not your mind
Mind is nothing but a collection of our opinions we gave in our past life. Whenever we give opinions for eg. “Tea is good, coffee is not good, one must eat mango in summer”, such karmic atoms get charged and these charged karmas represent themselves in the form of mind in our next life.
If we have not charged any atoms of eating non-vegetarian food or drinking alcohol in past life, there will be no tuber of craving for non-vegetarian food or alcohol in our mind. But what about tea? we’ll immediately say, “Yes, that I want everyday, two times a day.” And when someone serves us coffee in this life, we’ll say, “I don’t like coffee.” We say so because our mind is saying so. In this life, mind is giving us the result of our past opinion of ‘tea is okay for me, coffee is not’, that we formed based on the situation we were in and the circumstances that surrounded us.
Knowing this, now, whenever our mind shows us some opinion, “This is good, this is bad, this I like, I don’t like that”, we will keep awareness that, “Oh! this is the opinion of mind, it is not my opinion. My opinion will always be in accordance with my goal.” Mind will show anything, but it is up to us to accept or not to accept what it says. We will follow our goal of this life and not our mind which is the result of past life. After Self-Realization, one’s goal of life becomes to remain in awareness of Self inside and not to hurt anyone through mind, body and speech on the outside.
3. Do not react
The mind is made up of knots or tubers carried forward from previous life. When external and inner circumstances arise, the tuber in the mind will erupt and sprout. The ‘sprouting’ of a tuber is the beginning of a thought and the nature of the thought is to come and go. After Self-Realization, our nature is to just let the thought pass by, without any reaction from our side. We neither suppress it or else it will go deeper into the subconscious mind, nor will we get engrossed in it. By just observing the negativity, the tuber becomes weaker day by day and finishes one day.
As the right belief of ‘I am not John, I am Pure Soul’ sinks deep into our subconscious mind, we will no more react with any craving or aversion, whether someone praises us or insults us, as we realize with experience that ‘It is not I who is praised or insulted, I am just the knower and seer of what all John encounters as a result of his past karmas.’
When mind reacts, it gets blunt day by day. And when it stops reacting, the powers of the mind begin to unveil beautifully and the mind gets sharpened naturally!!
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