I was frankly astonished when I first began to read about controlling one’s mind as a means to more finely focus on any element of Totality, to live a more practical life.
I would read it in the writings of Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru Dev, and I couldn’t relate to it at all. After all, I was on a journey of endless expansion and discovery, with every aspect of the three worlds [Heaven, Earth and Hell] laid bare. Why would I ever want to constrain my attention, my mind, in my quest to find and live Cosmic life?
The simple answer is found in one of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s most well known expressions, “Knowledge is structured in consciousness”. Our consciousness creates our context, and this informs our actions. So consciously controlling the senses and mind during daily activity does not become a useful process until Totality is established, Brahman, full enlightenment, Cosmic life.
If we try to do this at an earlier point in the process, we will end up in a prison of repression and false renunciation. Controlling the mind is not a process of avoidance or judgment, but instead a resolute focus on our intention, on the background of total familiarity, acceptance, and compassion – for everything and everyone, without exception.
It is a natural thing that once we truly discover the Cosmos, the endless reaches of Heaven, or a drift through endless galaxies, or feel the cozy warmth and safety of a bevy of angels around us, whatever the experience, at first we are somewhat overshadowed by the very immensity, joy, and variety of this – Wow, what a place!
Our sense of wonder and awe only grows, though as we are fundamentally transcendental Beings, we integrate all of it, bring it within as ourselves, becoming as full within as anything discovered in the depths and distances of our travels.
As the largest global goals and the deepest human dreams come easily within reach, we can now work diligently for them, resolute and confident that the Cosmos has our back. This is why we focus, to accomplish these tasks as quickly as possible, no matter their apparent size.
The goal is simply to engage and wake up every living cell on the planet, as fully as possible. Purification and growth are the result. A vast field made fertile and nourishing. Sowing peace and compassion, harvesting unity and harmony. Pure sunlight for all of us.
Jai Guru Dev