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Maharshi's Gospel - 3
« on: June 20, 2009, 12:02:54 PM »
Talk No. 43 [abridged] reads as under:

Mr. Ramamurthi I.C.S.:  Swamiji, I have read Brunton's
book A Search in Secret India, and was much impressed
by the last chapter, where he says that it is possible to be
conscious without thinking.  I know that one can think, remaining forgetful of the physical body.  Can you think
without the mind?  Is it possible to gain consciousness which
is beyond thoughts?

Bhagavan:  Yes. There is only one consciousness, which subsists
in the waking, dream and sleep states.  In sleep, there is no
'I'.   The 'I-thought' arises on waking and then the world appears.....

Question:  Can we think without the mind?

Bhagavan:  Thoughts may be like any other activities, not
disturbing the Supreme Consciousness.
.........
.........

Question:  How to know the 'Real I' as distinct from the false
'I'?

Bhagavan:  Is there anyone who is not aware of himself?
Each one knows, but yet does not know, the Self.  A strange
paradox.

Bhagavan added:  If the enquiry is made whether the mind
exists, it will be found that mind also does not exist.  That
is the control of mind.  Otherwise, the mind is taken to exist
and one seeks to control it, it amounts to mind controlling
the mind, just like a thief turning out to be a policeman to
catch the thief. i.e. himself.  Mind persists in that way alone,
but eludes itself.

Arunachala Siva.