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Introduction to Page

Aspects of Mind and Knowledge

-Planes, Faculties of Mind

-How Mind Functions

-Origins of Mind

-Brain vs. Mind

-Thought & Thinking

-Understanding

-Data [Facts], Information, Ideas

-Manifestation Ideas, Seed Ideas

-Insight

 

-Reason

-Logic

-Rationality

-Objectivity, Subjectivity

-True Rational Mind

 

-Conception-Perception-Sensation

-Experience vs. Realization

 

-Intelligence and Intellect

-(Limits of) Intellectuality

 

-Memory

-Imagination

 

-Knowledge  Key

-Truth

-Wisdom

 

-Miscellaneous

Moving from Ignorance to Integral Knowledge:

Cause of Ignorance

-Source of Ignorance in Creation

-Ignorance in the Individual Human Key!

-The Limited Nature of Physical, Sense-Based Mind

-Ignorancel Falsehood, Evil; Error, Superstition

-Other

 

Overcoming Ignorance & Restoring Integral Knowledge

-Begin to Overcome Ignorance by Moving to Depths

-Mind's Movement out of Ignorance

-Withdrawing Thought; Establishing Silence in Mind

-Mental Silence

-Spiritual MInd

-Other


Other Important Topics

-Conscious Choice, Choosing in the Right Direction, Decision-Making

-On Genius & Original Thinking

-Seeing Beyond the Positive and Negative

-A Thing and Its Opposite Are True

-Miscellaneous


 

 

INTRODUCTION
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ASPECTS OF MIND AND KNOWLEDGE
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Planes, Faculties of Mind
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How Mind Functions
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Origins of Mind
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Brain vs. Mind
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Thought and Thinking
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Thoughts

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Higher Thought, Thinking and Life Response

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Understanding
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Definition of Understanding
Understanding is an organization of the mental energies around an idea that takes a direction so that future thought and action will have its full benefit of support and sure guidance. (MSS)

Understanding in Higher Mind is through Silence
The medium for understanding in the human mind is thinking while in the Higher Mind it is silence.

Non-Thinking to Understand
As the running thoughts are a disturbance to thinking, thinking interferes with understanding. Understanding is facilitated by SILENCE.

Understanding and Intuition
Direct understanding is called Intuition.

Light is Source of Understanding Ideas
Knowledge is the source of light as light is the source of understanding ideas.
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Understanding
To express another's understanding is understanding. (MSS)

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When you explain things [to others] you already know, the understanding grows in the mind occupying the corners it has not occupied. (MSS)

Progressive Means of Understanding

Understanding by sense data

Understanding by thinking

Understanding by non-thinking -- thinking is a bar, silent contemplation

Direct intuition -- understanding is a bar to knowing -- what you don't seek comes to you  (MSS) 

 

Progression of Understanding

Understanding by sense data (outer)

Understanding by thinking (intellectuality)

Understanding by non-thinking -- thinking is a bar, silent contemplation (inner)

How the Body, Vital, and Physical Understands

  • Body understands by the repeated movements remembered.
  • Vital understands by the success or failure of its impact.
  • Mind understands sensation and thought. (MSS)

 

 

Conception, Perception, Realization of an Idea or Concept

Karmayogi has identified three levels of the absorption of any truth of life. The first is mental and is described by the terms "Conception."  I conceive of an idea, e.g. that practicing Non-Reaction in a difficult or stressful situation attracts positive outcomes from life.

The second and higher level of integrative absorption of Truth or an Idea is that of at the plane of the vital being and life experience. It is called "Perception." I now perceive the power of nonreaction in my life as a result of having a powerful, life response experience where I practiced the method.

The highest level of all of absorbing a Knowledge is at the physical level; i.e. at the level of the body. It is called "Realization." There the Truth of a thing is so fundamental and natural to one's self that one does not even have to think about it. It is like the air that we breathe. In our example, I constantly take to nonreaction that attracts powerful positive conditions because it is what one does -- like breathing, eating, and sleeping. It is integrated into the very fiber of my being.

Conception - Perception - Transformation are therefore increasingly higher stages in the integral absorption of an Idea or Truth or Matter in one's being.

In this way, we can look at anything we believe we "know," and ascertain if it is flimsy at the mere level of conception, or more fully integrated through life experience of perception and to complete realization.

We can thereby measure our level of Realization on any of Karmayogi's methods -- including Non-reaction, Goodwill, Gratitude, Soft and Reduced Speech, Positive Attitude, Taking Responsibility, Non-Complaining, Non-Initiating, Taking Another's Point of View, Speaking the Truth and Being Honest, Greater Psychological Strength, Higher Organization, Maximum Utilization of Resources, Overcoming Habit, Shedding Opinions, Non-Thinking, Sincerity, Consecration, Intuition, Self-Givingness, Maximum Effort, Embracing the Work at Hand, etc. etc.

There is also a looping quality to this continuum. Because I have Realized the truth of something in the very fiber of my being, that original idea (i.e. the Conception) becomes that much more clear and developed in my mind, and the experience (Perception) that occurs much more frequent and dynamic.

As a result of this Ascent and Descent, every life Truth becomes fully and integrally realized in my life, just as the Divine Intended.

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A visual representation of ideas can make it more real than the ideas as thought. And yet the reverse is also true, when we are better able to understand a thing through language, which unlike the visual does not entice the sense nor block the thought.

Memory of Understanding
Understanding is based on a logic and each point well understood by the very strength of its understanding moves it to the next point, NOT on the strength of memory. This [approach of logic] may be called the Memory of Understanding. Memory of understanding is unfailing as its facts are all integrated. The Memory of Understanding is situated in the subtle mind where various facts relate themselves automatically and get integrated when the intelligence exercises itself on them. (MSS, somewhat reorganized)

Success and Gaining Fullness of an Idea
If you are interested in success, then when you learn some new idea, you should aspire to know the idea in its fullness; i.e. experience the idea and then embody it in your being as a spontaneous available skill.

Understanding and Insight
The gathering of the many-sided plethora of details of the objects of inquiry enables understanding and the possibility of insight to emerge. A many-sided and objective analysis is the cornerstone of one's insight into what is right and true.

Four Ways to Truly Know
The more we are open to the multi-sided facts around us, through our true objectivity of these facts, the more we are able to gain insight from those facts. Second, the deeper we live in our consciousness within, the more likely we are able to be objective in the first place, to be open to all the facts, which in turn gives us the many-sided view, and which inevitably leads to understanding and insights of those facts. Third, the more insight we have, the more the chance of spiritual experience of mind such as illuminations, intuitions, and revelations of knowledge, which enables one to acquire a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional integral knowledge. And fourth, the more we live deep within, the more we open the portals of spiritual mind on an ongoing basis.

Skills vs. Ideas vs. Spiritual Ideas
A carpenter acquires physical skill. It is remembered by the PHYSICAL memory. Mind memorises formulas. Neither is knowledge; both are skills. Deep ploughing takes the roots down, preserves moisture, gives a great yield. This is not merely information, but an idea based on information. The Westerner discovered that pleasing the customer increases business. Though selfish, it is another man's point of view, a spiritual idea, as the Spirit considers the other man's profit as one's own welfare. (MSS)


Data [Facts], Information, Ideas
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Data, Information, Idea, Knowledge
Data are unrelated facts accumulated. Information is organised data so that it can be readily used. The essence of various information is idea. An idea becomes knowledge when it becomes practically usable. (MSS)

Facts/Data to Information to Ideas
When I organize this current project I start with facts [data], a "haze of information," which are then organized into ideas, with more facts added as support information, which clarifies and expands the ideas.

Facts vs. Useful Information
Facts are valuable but not usable until they are organised into useful information. (MSS)

On Opinions vs. Facts
Obviously opinion is ours, not necessarily the fact of the situation. There is a report about a theft. It comes to us. As we hear of it, our past experience receives the facts - assuming they are correct facts - and arrives at a conclusion.

That becomes our opinion. Our opinion of an event reported to us is our version of it in the light of past experience, valid to us only. To know the facts of the situation, one needs to shed that opinion. He who desires an open mind must be able to prevent opinion formation. He who forms an opinion prejudges the event. It becomes a prejudice. To insist on that prejudice is to have a closed mind. (MSS)

Ideas Entering the Mind from the Atmosphere
Ideas are afloat in the atmosphere. They enter conducive minds. We mistake such outside ideas as our own ideas. There is nothing our own. What is our own is our receptive mentality. If those ideas are powerful, they fulfil themselves. It is the power of ideas. Some people speak about the future. It comes true. (MSS)

Idea Power
Thought has an intrinsic value. Or better yet, when thought matures into an IDEA -- i.e. when it is conjured up in the mind through thinking -- then it is certainly valuable. It remains a thing in potential to be manifest.

Karmayogi says that POWERFUL IDEAS have the power to manifest on their own; to be fulfilled. What makes an idea powerful is a question. Here's one clue:

Sri Aurobindo speaks of Real Ideas, inherent truths of the Infinite consciousness. When Supermind then rendered/renders them in creation as forms of force, they have power of effectivity. Among them are Knowledge, Wisdom, Creativity, Peace, Harmony, Love, Delight, Beauty, Power, Timelessness, Infinity, etc. These are Source ideas and determinants of Satchitananda. There are infinite ideas that can manifest in infinite ways in an infinite cosmos. They are constantly moving toward fulfillment because they are powerful Ideas. They still need an instrument for fulfillment, like a receptive person who has will of its manifestation of some sort.

In this way, our own ideas are the Divine expressing Itself through our personalized Mind.

Ideas and values are very closely related. Gandhiji's ideas of freedom for India was a deeply ingrained value he believed in that came to pass through his will and effort. (So was Ahimsa -- nonviolence--, though it was, as Sri Aurobindo and Karmayogi have noted, a false one in its context that hurt India and divided it through partition. So ideas and even values can be positive and negative.)

A thought is a mind pulse. An idea is a thought, a gathering of facts into a concept. Gathering multiple ideas together lead to an INSIGHT. Above that are illuminations, intuitions, and revelations. In Supermind, the Idea/knowledge and the Will are one for ultimate effectivity, and life response power.

Every idea we come up with is an act of creativity at the level of Mind. Beyond that, it waits for the will and action for its execution and manifestation. Powerful ideas are self-fulfilling.

Ideas and Knowledge
An idea becomes knowledge when it becomes practically usable. (MSS)

Deducing Theory from Data Is Invalid; Theory Itself is More Powerful
-Theory is of the Mind. Data are physical facts. To deduce a theory from data is theoretically invalid. The right sequence is data can be called upon to confirm a Theory.

-Reliance on data is like relying on the past to know the future.

-Those who relied on data expected socialist revolution in Great Britain. The Revolution not only eluded Britain, but evaded all industrialised nations and then chose a very backward, rural Russia.

-No amount of observation and collection of data could have led anyone to conceive that it is the earth that goes around the sun.

-In any Sherlock Holmes story, the police, the victim, the onlookers and readers invariably arrive at a rational conclusion based on available data. Holmes reaches another conclusion.

-No poet, artist, great musician, or creative political leader has ever reached his goal working from data.

-Data is of the known; our search is for the unknown.

-Technology can be said to be the real cause of the success of some [of these] companies. Moving away from the concrete inputs of Technology, Market, Money to invisible ingredients such as humility and determination itself shows that one needs to move away from the visible Data to the invisible ideals, values, etc. (MSS, extracted)

(See MSS Theory of Data for Complete Article)

 


Manifesting Ideas, Seed Ideas

Mind's Power to Manifest Its Seed-Ideas

Facts, thoughts, ideas, self-effectuating ideas which we call Seed-Ideas are sensational, mental, practical representations of the philosophic idea of Real-Idea, an idea that can readily accomplish itself. Facts are observed by our various senses. Mind coordinates two or more facts to generate a thought. Thus, a thought is a mental essence of physical observation. It is achieved by the faculty of thinking. Mind has over a dozen such faculties. Still the mind is more than its faculties or the sum of its faculties, to speak in Aristotelian terms. Ideas are the quintessence of thoughts achieved by the entire Mind in its exercise of wholeness of existence -- sub-conscious and conscious. Such ideas have two parts -- knowledge and will. One comprehends and the other executes. By a higher process made possible by life experience and more so by inner mental experience, the knowledge and will begin to blend and fuse, each accepting the role of the other in a greater measure. In that measure, mind becomes more effective, moving towards self-effectivity. Should the entire thought fully fuse with the will, the simple idea matures into a powerful Seed-Idea capable of initiating action.

 

Idea Power
Thought has an intrinsic value. Or better yet, when thought matures into an IDEA -- i.e. when it is conjured up in the mind through thinking -- then it is certainly valuable. It remains a thing in potential to be manifest.

Karmayogi says that POWERFUL IDEAS have the power to manifest on their own; to be fulfilled. What makes an idea powerful is a question. Here's one clue:

Sri Aurobindo speaks of Real Ideas, inherent truths of the Infinite consciousness. When Supermind then rendered/renders them in creation as forms of force, they have power of effectivity. Among them are Knowledge, Wisdom, Creativity, Peace, Harmony, Love, Delight, Beauty, Power, Timelessness, Infinity, etc. These are Source ideas and determinants of Satchitananda. There are infinite ideas that can manifest in infinite ways in an infinite cosmos. They are constantly moving toward fulfillment because they are powerful Ideas. They still need an instrument for fulfillment, like a receptive person who has will of its manifestation of some sort.

In this way, our own ideas are the Divine expressing Itself through our personalized Mind.

Ideas and values are very closely related. Gandhiji's ideas of freedom for India was a deeply ingrained value he believed in that came to pass through his will and effort. (So was Ahimsa -- nonviolence--, though it was, as Sri Aurobindo and Karmayogi have noted, a false one in its context that hurt India and divided it through partition. So ideas and even values can be positive and negative.)

A thought is a mind pulse. An idea is a thought, a gathering of facts into a concept. Gathering multiple ideas together lead to an INSIGHT. Above that are illuminations, intuitions, and revelations. In Supermind, the Idea/knowledge and the Will are one for ultimate effectivity, and life response power.

Every idea we come up with is an act of creativity at the level of Mind. Beyond that, it waits for the will and action for its execution and manifestation. Powerful ideas are self-fulfilling.

 

Also see: Real Ideas

 

 

On Insight
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On Insight

When we study a topic from all sides, neutrally without prejudice, we gain insight. Having insight on that topic makes us ripe to experience descents of intuitions of spiritual mind, where the deepest truths, the object of integral knowledge that we sought to know when we undertook the endeavor just enters our being.

Insight comes from knowing the facts and ideas from all sides, plus knowing the subtle phenomena and truths of life that effect things. To know thusly the outer and the inner forces, gives one the most solid basis

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Insights are the foundations of truth; not the true, full, integral truth of the thing, which is born of insight.

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Acquiring objective, many-sided facts lead to insight on a topic or idea. Insight can then be the foundation for a completer, integral knowledge that can come through hard thinking or without thinking as intuitions into the person of the complete object of knowledge.

Objectivity and Emergence of Insights
By turning aside one's prejudicial subjectivity, and making the full, unfettered effort at objectivity, at an objective effort to get the many-sided facts, one arrives at understanding and then bursts of insight.

On Insight
Insight is the capacity to place the event in its original psychological context and not in its social appearance.

The activated mind thinks as everyone else's. The silent mind refuses to bring in the popular prejudices. That invites the Silence of the Spirit. The Spirit by its atmosphere enables us to have the insight into the circumstances which others are denied. When five people have been searching for a lost object for some time in vain, your silent mind will give you the capacity to catch sight of the object. It is the insight of vision.

Insight generally comes as a thought, but can arise through any of the senses. Alert senses avail of insight. Intuition is a greater and more powerful faculty than insight. Insight serves as a door that opens on Intuition. (MSS)

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Perhaps Sherlock Holmes' greatest genius however was his ability to observe a situation, see it from its myriad of sides and subtleties, and from this cornucopia of details was able draw them together into a series of insights, from which he could come up with an integral analysis and thereby a solution to the situation at hand.

Understanding and Insight
The gathering of the many-sided plethora of details of the objects of inquiry enables understanding and the possibility of insight to emerge. A many-sided and objective analysis is the cornerstone of one's insight into what is right and true.

Four Ways to Truly Know
The more we are open to the multi-sided facts around us, through our true objectivity of these facts, the more we are able to gain insight from those facts. Second, the deeper we live in our consciousness within, the more likely we are able to be objective in the first place, to be open to all the facts, which in turn gives us the many-sided view, and which inevitably leads to understanding and insights of those facts. Third, the more insight we have, the more the chance of spiritual experience of mind such as illuminations, intuitions, and revelations of knowledge, which enables one to acquire a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional integral knowledge. And fourth, the more we live deep within, the more we open the portals of spiritual mind on an ongoing basis.

Developing Intuition
Intellectuality matures into intuition through insight. (MSS)

Insights Not Full Truth
Insights are the foundations of truth; not the true, full, integral truth of the thing.

Intuition
Crossing the faculty of intellect through the aid of insight, one enters the zone of Intuition. (MSS)

Becoming Expert in Field
If you want to become a true expert, a genius in your field, then look at the object of inquiry from every conceivable perspective, without any prejudice; be unscrupulously objective; not care about what society says, and pursue your interests with great interest and intensity. Great insights will emerge, putting you far ahead of the game, far ahead of your peers or rivals or associates, enabling you to be a true leader in your field; enabling you to accomplish beyond your wildest expectations and dreams.

Gaining Knowledge of Deeper Truths of Life through Higher Consciousness
In life, our knowledge of past and future events, the thoughts, attitudes and intentions of other people, and even much of our own deeper motivations lie beyond the bounds of conscious knowledge. The discovery of the deeper truths of life requires the development of greater self-consciousness and consciousness of others, keen observation of human behavior, and deep insight into human motivation. (MSS, slightly modified)

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Reason

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Logic

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Rationality

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Objectivity, Subjectivit

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The True Rational Min

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Conception-Perception-Sensation

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Experience vs Realization

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Intelligence and Intellect

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Intellectuality

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Memory

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Imagination

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Truth
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Truth in Cosmic Creation: It's Spiritual Source

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Truth in Life

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Knowledge
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MSS Articles on Knowledge and the Mind
Knowledge
Subtle Knowledge
Mind in its Purity

Mind the Organiser  
The Occupation of the Mind 
Knowledge of the Future is There in the Past 
Intellect Acquiring Subtle Instinct
Intellect and Intelligence 


Principles of Truth and Knowledge
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Wisdom
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Wisdom and the Mind
Wisdom is the ultimate goal for the mind. (MSS)

On Wisdom

  • Where knowledge and will join together wisdom is born
  • Wisdom is the point where knowledge becomes power
  • Looking at life from the perspective of the Transcendent One
  • To have wisdom is different from living it.
  • Tamil poem: Experienced man who has become humble and cultured is wise
  • Tirukural has 10 definitions of wisdom. Mahabharata probably does too. (MSS)

 

On Wisdom

Wisdom is to have the right knowledge of things beyond the norm. It is to have insight into the true workings of life. It is know, oblige and advocate Truth.

 

Rare Combination of Goodness, Wisdom, and Strength in 'Broken Trail'

In the sequel to the wonderful US Western TV mini-series 'Open Road,' the award-winning 'Broken Trail' portrays a character who demonstrates an unusual combination of elevated human qualities -- including goodness, wisdom, and inner strength. It is rare to see even one of these qualities in a person, let alone all three. As a result, he elicits powerful conditions from the world around him. 

Set in 1898, the film begins with Prentice "Print" Ritter (Robert Duvall), an aging cowboy, who wants to buy his own ranch. For this to happen, he contracts to transport 500 horses from Oregon to Wyoming, where they will be sold to the British Army. To help him along, he recruits his estranged nephew Tom Harte (Thomas Haden Church), whom he also seeks to reconnect with on the ride.

What starts out as a simple horse drive is complicated when the two men encounter a particularly vile slaver who is transporting five Chinese girls to a lawless mining town, where they will face a life of prostitution and indentured servitude. Compelled to do the right thing, Print and Tom rescue the women and take them in, but as they continue their perilous trek across the frontier, they are tailed by a vicious gang of outlaws sent by the whorehouse madam who originally paid for the girls. In the end, they prevail over these exceedingly difficult, and life threatening obstacles, and are further rewarded for their inner and outer efforts by attracting romance into their lives.

Against this backdrop of events, Print shows many forms of human goodness. He is kind to the young girls, generous of spirit to anyone who crosses his path, and is compassionate to those who suffer or are in need.

And yet he also has a keen understanding of life situations that enables him to consistently do the right thing. In addition, Print shows great psychological and physical courage in which he is never afraid to act in order to do the right thing. It is rare enough to observe a truly giving and compassionate individual; it is another to see those qualities matched by profound wisdom and great psychological strength.

Print Ritter is a rare character, a 'ripe soul,' whom each of us can learn from.  I highly recommend the video.

 

 


Miscellaneous


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Definition of Curiosity
Curiosity is intelligence directed to the unknown. (MSS)

Levels of Wisdom
To do is the body's wisdom. To think about what to do next is the mind's wisdom. To know what to do at every moment is mind's wisdom in spirit. To be is the wisdom of the pure spirit.
 

How Types of Individuals Learn
The physical person does not want to learn. The emotional, vital person learns when he wants to. The mental person is always willing to learn. The mental person is the fastest and most dedicated learner, and absorber of facts and ideas. Thus he is at the forefront of our evolution. [He also has the most long term impact on the development of society.]

Learn from a Discussion
Our goal should not be to win a debate, bit to learn from the discussion. Inner Silence, silent Will, and taking the other person's point of view are spiritual techniques that will certainly go a long way to achieving this goal.

Interviewing One's Self
(On the technique of interviewing one's self; as if by a radio or tv personality.)

This is an excellent way to know your mind better so you can apply its wisdom in a practical way. I do this often myself when walking or driving long distance.

What is startling is that you will see that you know much more than you thought you know, often bringing out startling, innovative insights.

We rarely organize our mind, as we might our desk, work area, closet. But through this Interview technique that is what happens.

Instincts of (Pure) Mind, Mental Life
Pure Mind's proper instincts are change, self-enlargement and self-improvement. It has faith in perfectibility, and its watchword is progress. Pure mental life concentrates on the aesthetic, the ethical, the intellectual. Mentality is idealistic a seeker after perfection. (Paraphrase of Sri Aurobindo)

Don't Predict, Anticipate
We are not here to predict, but to understand and develop the Knowledge to anticipate.


MOVING FROM IGNORANCE TO INTEGRAL KNOWLEDGE
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CAUSE OF IGNORANCE

 

Source of Ignorance in Creation

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Ignorance in the Individual Human

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The Nature of Ignorance (vs. Knowledge)

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Exclusivity of Mind; Perceiving the Part, not the Whole

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Various Expressions of the Mind's Ignorance

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The Limited Nature of Physical, Sense-Based Mind

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Practical Experssion of Our Ignorance in Life

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Overcoming Mind's Ignorance

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Other

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Ignorance, Falsehood, Evil; Error, Superstition
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OVERCOMING IGNORANCE & RESTORING INTEGRAL KNOWLEDGE
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Begin to Overcome Ignorance by Moving to Depths (to Overcome Physical, Sense-Based Mind)
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Mind's Movement out of Ignorance
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Withdrawing Thought; Establishing Silence in Mind
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Illuminations, Intuitions, and Supermental Perception; Spiritual Mind
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Intuition

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Supramental Perception

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Other
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ON GENIUS AND ORIGINAL THINKING
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CONSCIOUS CHOICE/CHOOSING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION; DECISION-MAKING
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Decision Making

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Decision Making Matrix

 

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To be Categorized

 

Decision (power of) and Accomplishment

Attraction Power of a Decision

An important, necessary decision fully embraced attracts astonishing positive results related to it.

 

Positive Decision Synchronous to Others' Actions

The decisions one makes in a positive direction are already synchronously being acted on by others we are in harmony with.


MISCELLANEOUS
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On Spiritual Capacities Towards Knowledge

On Integral Knowledge vs. Ignorance

On Truth

MSS Articles on the Mind and Knowledge

Mind in its Purity
Mind the Organiser  
The Occupation of the Mind
Memory 
Knowledge of the Future is There in the Past 
Subtle Knowledge
Knowledge
Intellect Acquiring Subtle Instinct
Intellect and Intelligence 

Physical, Vital, Mental Learner
The physical person does not want to learn. The emotional, vital person learns only when he wants to. The mental person is always willing to learn.

Mental Person Learns Quickly
The mental person is the fastest and most dedicated learner, and absorber of facts and ideas. Thus he is at the forefront of our evolution. [He also has the most long term impact on the development of society.]

How Physical, Vital, Mental Persons Learn
The physical person starts from the end of the process. He has sensation, but not conception and perception. He learns by doing, not by first having the consciousness of knowing. The problem with this approach is that it could take a lifetime to learn even a few ideas since we would have to wait for him to first experience it in his life.

The emotional person will learn, think, but only if he feels like it or he is energized to want to take in ideas. A feeling person is totally unpredictable. His abilities to accomplish are also severely limited because he is restricted by his unpredictable emotions, though he is not as hopeless a case as the physical man.

The mental person has the ability to grasp ideas before he has experienced them. He can know the idea as a conceptual thought. By developing so many ideas he has a far vaster ability to take his conceptual understanding to experience as perception and sensation. He has a much greater ability to truly know the true truths of life, and therefore to accomplish and succeed in life.

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To truly know something enables one to experience Delight of being. When one experiences delight of being, one is fulfilling the purpose for which the Divine created the universe, which is to have those created forms, i.e. us, experience the delight through the discovery of our higher nature.


Ananda (Pleasure) of Mind
There are few experiences as enjoyable as watching a life situation, and then having an insight that ties the situation to a higher truth or principle of life. Perhaps that is an experience of the ananda of mind.

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The form of sensation is beauty. Mind can comprehend beauty.  Therefore, mind comprehends the form of sensation, i.e. beauty; not the sensation of it. (Adapted from MSS)

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Full, "subtle" knowledge gives an individual the knowledge of an expert; maybe even more than the professional expert. The Internet offers full, subtle knowledge and information.

Right Attitude for Acquiring Knowledge
The mastery of any subject requires humility of MIND before the vast ocean of knowledge. Such a humility of Mind rises further as the humility of the Person when it expresses through his social or psychological personality...

Should a scholar in this field be benefitted, he must be a pure psychological individual and approach the organised body of knowledge in the subtle plane with his own personal organisation as his strategy. One who is endowed with such requisites will abridge the time of his labour and vastly raise the quality of his attainments. (MSS, somewhat reorganized)

True Knowing and Delight
To truly know something enables one to experience Delight of being.

What Helps to Truly Know in Life
What helps us truly know in life? First, education and learning helps because it helps us learn the process of concept formulation. It also gives us a base knowledge. Second, experience of the ideas in life helps because it turns concepts into real realities for us. To fully and permanently embody these experiences is to see that idea open the gates to infinite possibilities in our lives. Finally, to be an evolved, integrated person helps because then one has the necessary attitudes, drive, will, and direction to constantly move our lives forward; in this case to move the idea we know into a realized experience.

Real Motive for Conversation
When someone contacts you, they may discuss a number of issues. It would be wise to consider behind the chatter what their primary motive for the call was in the first place. It will be very revealing.

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If we say love can emerge in its purity only after truth first emerges, then perhaps we are saying that objectivity precedes subjectivity.

Mind's Humility
Mind should grow in humility expressing it in the body's submissiveness. (MSS)

On Seeking
Seeking is NOT to confirm what we already know. Seeking is outside, for something we do not have. Seeking is NOT in the past, unless it is for the essence.

 

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Thoughts on Original Thinking & Genius (including Intuitive Opening)

 

 

Joy of Contemplating the Profound, the Reality

There is great pleasure in thinking profound thoughts, as not just the higher mind, but the higher vital/emotional being is stimulated, releasing joyful energies. Contemplating the nature of the Reality and Spirit through intuitional and revelatory thought has the greatest capacity for eliciting this inner joy. (2009-2011 Q1)

 

 

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Old Mind, New Mind, and the Internet

The human mind is evolving to a higher consciousness, and therefore wants to experience knowledge directly through intuition and higher, spiritual-like functionings of Mind. Thus, subconsciously Man has come to offload the worldly basics of knowledge through an instantaneously available vehicle. That is what the Internet is. It is the repository of the old Mind, so the new, spiritual Mind -- that can garner the object of inquiry directly without thought, and can perceive subtle workings of life -- becomes ascendant in our being. It is some of the first steps humanity is making toward an emerging Truth Consciousness; a Supramentalized mentality that can perceive the integral relationship of the parts and the whole of any matter in a flash without thought. (2009-2011 Q1)

 

Frontier of Consciousness

We think that the frontiers of life are physical, but they are actually psychological and spiritual; i.e. the degree to which we express our higher consciousness. (2009-2011 Q1)

 

How I Arrive at These Thoughts

These thoughts often happen like this: I have an experience. It triggers a memory of a related knowledge, which then gets expressed as an insight; occasionally happening without any thought, and coming as intuition of knowledge. (2009-2011 Q1)

 

Conclusions about Others

Avoid coming to conclusions about an individual until you know his mind. (2009-2011 Q1)

  

Overcoming Confused Understanding Attracts

When you make the effort to break through one's confusion about a subject matter, organize it, figure it out, clarify it, life has a tendency to respond with sudden good fortune in a related field or area. (2009-2011 Q1)

 

The Profoundly Wise Web of the Future

The New Web is not merely the Social web, but the Intelligent web that can help us understand exactly what we need to know at a moment's notice. This is an ultimate dream of knowledge dreamed of for the Internet.

Naturally, the greater the social interaction, the more fertile the environment for new ideas which would in turn engender greater web intelligence. A more intelligent web would thus be a product of the collective mind.

And yet Man needs to go much further to understand the deepest truths of life, which would bring the greatest value to the users of the Internet. However, that will not come through his current intelligence, or the result of a myriad of social interactions, but through a new, higher, integral consciousness and level of awareness.

At this point, the human being is still a primitive; at the early stages of his mentality, culture, sensitivity, and values. His has almost no knowledge of the subtle workings of life, nor his higher, spiritual nature that is infinite in scope. When he does, and that wisdom spreads throughout the Internet, then Man will give birth to a profoundly Wise Web. Then we will have access to a deep, many-sided, integral Knowledge that is married to a vast, dynamic Power that when applied will enable us to evoke the infinite out of the finite. (2009-2011 Q1)

 

 


 

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