The mind’s function is to serve the master – not ‘be’ the master!
The mind’s function is to serve the master: i.e. YOU! When you are a conscious, alert “presence”, you are the master, and your mind is your humble servant. When you are spiritually asleep, however, the mind becomes the master – and it is a terrible one!
The mind which knows nothing of the Spirit within is used by the ego for its own selfish ends – it is totally mechanical, devoid of feeling and compassion. All the dysfunctional behaviour we see on the planet to day is because of the collective mechanical mind operating as ‘master’ of its own destiny.
Yet, if you are absent from your own house (‘body’) much of the time, the servant then usurps your rightful position and becomes the master. It starts ruling the house (‘the body’ and your life) and this is akin to a state of insanity – the current human condition.
What is mind?
The mind is not merely one voice alone. Within you is an amalgam of different voices from different sources: parents, neighbours, teachers, authority figures like doctors, and so on… the mind swallows all kinds of information, regardless of the whether the source is reliable, or even good!
That information may be contradictory, and even create a deep split in the psyche… if you maintain your fragile equilibrium to function as an adult in the world, you fit in with all the other fractured psyches – and this can be classed as “normal” insanity.
Most are so identified with their mind that they do not even realise that they are living in a disconnected, fragmented state. Some people believe, many in fact, that they have no choice over which thoughts arise in their mind stream. They are in fact their thoughts. Angry, sad, violent, happy, whatever the state might be.
It is only out of a state of “no mind” that one becomes aware of that which is beyond the mind – the inner depths of Being. The supreme power of the Universe within.
For the first time one becomes aware, “I am here.”
Who is that “I”? Who is doing the perceiving?
If you can gain a single moment of knowing yourself to ‘not be’ the mind, this gives you a powerful key to live your life completely different to the mass conditioning of this planet, a chance to save yourself from a destructive self-hypnosis, and help others do the same.
Unless you have tasted the state of ‘no mind’ you have no authority to speak; a blind man cannot talk about the light, can he? He can pretend, he can guess… but it will not be authentic.
Meditation – any form of meditation – is a direct route to contacting your inner space, your beingness. It simply bypasses the mind.
The mind stops accumulating dry knowledge as soon as the Being asserts itself.
The mind, which was jumping up and down like a monkey in a cage, suddenly falls silent and drops all of its drama – because drama is connected to the past and the future. Being is rooted in the present moment.
A man or woman who is fully awake can use the mind anyway he or she choses. Yet, if the mechanism starts using you, that is an ugly state because the ego is ugly.
If we can spread meditation around the earth, man’s basic insanity will simply disappear.
Meditation takes you to Being – and you need nothing else. It is a direct route to Presence, Power and Consciousness.
Once you are the master of your own house, your mind immediately surrenders. In that surrender you regain your health and your sanity. Harmony is restored, wholeness is assured.