I am, Therefore I think
Human beings are not just just physical beings but also thinking beings, hence the famous adage “I think therefore I am”. In current times, it is highly appropriate since every individual is muddled in a maze of his own thoughts, so much so that if he does not think, he ceases to be.
Do you know the power of your thoughts? That thoughts are sharper than the mightiest weapons in the world, that thought management is a must if you wish to age gracefully and progressively? The choice is simple – either you think like a muddle head and go through life or you give birth to pure thoughts and grow through life. The wireless technology of thoughts is so powerful that you can alter any event or outcome of an action just by creating an energetic thought.
The first signs of your thoughts come through your language, then your face and then the physical body that carry the impressions and signs of the kind of thoughts you nurture. The eyes, the hands and the feet, all speak volumes about your mental framework and hence the kind of life you have lived so far. The more your mind is clean, the more easily you read your state of mind and of others, without learning any special technique to do so. It is all within you, except that you have nurtured and fed thoughts of a limited kind. After all, you are what you think.
In ancient days and mythology, you have heard stories of creating a child by the power of thought, of saints transferring knowledge by way of thinking. This was possible because the minds were used to the optimum and for the betterment of mankind and the self. Today, the minds are filled with thoughts of all kinds which cause great mental clutter. If your thoughts should yield some power, then the mind will have to become empty and hollow of its constant chatter. The chittaor thought variations, impressions from the past will have to be driven out to be able to give way to the highest function of the mind, that is, intellect or buddhi.
Once you unmind your mind, you realise you are, therefore you think and not the opposite of it. From physical to subtle to the subtlest, the truth of a human is the soul and to reach that reality, the mind will have to be silenced and thoughts of the greater kind and of the Lord will have to take seat. All connections, disconnections, good and evil, joy or grief rise from your thoughts that need to be controlled in order to liberate yourself from the forces and fields of thoughts.
Transcending the mind comes only after thoughts are controlled and the objective of Yog or path of self-realisation is this only- to transcend the samsara of your innumerable thoughts and reach the source or the atman. To be able to do so, you need to have the highest shuddhi- bhava (feelings) , vak( speech) , manas (mental) , shareera (body), antah (inner) and you will have to burn all your vices in the agni (fire) of purity. The lesser the thoughts, the lesser the births for samskaras (deep rooted impressions) in mind will also be less and hence limited karma, that too of the highest order will prevail.
The three instruments to create a beautiful thoughtless state are sadhan ( instruments), sadhana (meditation or concentration) and sadhya (final objective of self realization and liberation). You need to be the Sun that burns constantly to radiate its warmth and glow universally and follow a strict and disciplined yogic process to reach the state of kaivalya, free ofmaya and moha. Immerse the worldly desires and disturbances in the focused path of sama and eventually mukta jeevan. In destruction of a useless thought lies the birth of the greater reality- the Satchitananda!