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How to go beyond the mind
« on: November 01, 2011, 10:31:14 AM »
[By confronting it] no one can destroy the [mind's] nature [of rising and jumping out through the senses]. [The only way to destroy it is to] ignore it as something non-existent [i.e. as a mere false appearance]. If you know and consciously abide in Self, the base [for the rising and setting] of the [mind's] nature, the velocity of the [mind's] nature [i.e. the velocity with which it rises and jumps out through the senses] will gradually come to an end [since there will be no one to attend to it].

 - (Guru Vachaka Kovai, 921)

Salutations to Bhagavan
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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Re: How to go beyond the mind
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 10:42:25 AM »

Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. Sri Bhagavan has said in Upadesa Undiyar, Verse 17:

When unceasingly the mind
Scans its own form
There is nothing of the kind
For everyone
This path direct is open.

In this context, one should see the last paragraph of Final Talks { (Annamalai Swami} of David Godman:

Question: Does the mind die gradually or suddenly?

Annamalai Swami: One answer is: When the sun comes up, does darkness disappear suddenly or gradually?

Sri Bhagavan, speaking on this topic, once remarked: 'Some one mistakes a rope hanging in the darkness for a snake.
He then asks 'how many years it will take for the snake to die?'

This is the better answer: If the mind does not exist, it cannot die either quickly or slowly.

Arunachala Siva.