Mind and Consciousness

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Mind and Consciousness

The mind is like a machine that never shuts down. Does the engine of your car or your vacuum cleaner work incessantly, twenty four hours a day? Why does your mind work this way?

Learn to be aware and conscious of your consciousness, and you will find who you really are.

Concentration is the ability to focus the mind on one point.

There is consciousness of the ego and the world around you, and there is consciousness of the Real Self, the Real You.

Stop your agitated thoughts, and find out who it is that stops them.

Concentration and meditation lead to the ability to be without thoughts, but yet retain full consciousness.

In full calmness and peace you experience the unchanging, eternal pure being that you are.

You, the real you, are eternal, not the ego, body, feelings or thoughts, but the spirit beyond them.

You are the consciousness and awareness beyond words and thoughts.

Upon Self-Realization, you will burst into laughter. You will be amazed how simple and different it is from what you have thought it is.

To realize your inner self is pure simplicity. You do not have to do anything; yet you have to work hard to get it. It may seem a paradox, but it is not.

Freedom is won by throwing away your mental illusions and attachments.

Thoughts are not a necessity; most of the time they are just distractions that obstruct your inner vision.

It is possible, through proper means, to teach the mind to think only when it is necessary, for the period of time you decide.

Without incessant thinking, you become more conscious and alive.

People's experience of the no-thinking state is limited to times of deep sleep or unconsciousness, as in a swoon or under anesthetics.

Being fully conscious, yet without thoughts, is like sleep, but yet being awake.

To understand what inner freedom means, imagine the state of the happiness, calmness, relaxation and peace of mind of deep sleep, but combined with full awakening and awareness.

The waves of the mind lose their power to disturb and distract you, when you still the mind and rise above its desires and whims.

To use the mind when needed, and to switch it off afterwards, is a great art and science.

Cleanse your mind with the soap of concentration, and wash it with the water of meditation.

Consciousness of your real nature dawns, as you start gaining the ability to still your mind.