Science of Thoughts
Q: Any techniques/guidance for achieving thoughtless state of mind?
A: Mongolia invaded most parts of the world through sheer intelligence, alliances, networking with locals and lethal weapons. Despite the ruler being a tyrant, it was more like a complicated people"s rule if you not understood it by now. Seemingly your mind is being ruled by a tyrant who wants to rule each and every part/aspect of you, leaving nothing for ME. By achieving a thoughtless state even for few seconds, you deprive him of this lethal weapon - thoughts. Also in this state all his networking-liaisons (of thoughts / emotions / physical issues) weakens down and he has to bow down.
So I AM much more interested in this war then you think you are. Let"s start with the basics. The thought starts as an impulse of some desire, past memory, random scene from recent experiences, sounds, an abstract emotion and so on. But it starts just as an impulse like an electron is fired from nowhere. Ego triggers many of them without the conscious aspect knowing about it. This happens due to complex evolution of sub-conscious mind, sympathetic nervous system - the evolution of fight or flight syndrome in response to the dangerous environment around.
Now as this one impulse surfaces to your conscious mind, it either gets a response or you ignore it based upon your interest in it - negative or positive. As a thought triggers a response from conscious part, it acts like a magnet pulling out more related thoughts from sub-conscious or actively working out and creating (yes this time consciously) a stream of thoughts - imagination, calculations, logic and so on - at the same time - simultaneously - activating the emotional part of brain - in connection with your heart and all other energy centers.
So if a thought has struck one of your weak points and you activate sadness - the whole system - brain, heart, muscles, blood circulation, aura - all follow the vibrational rhythm of that thought - and you enter into a deep trouble for your entire system of mind/body/soul.
Next time you sit again for that beautiful aware witness meditation, notice this point. How a happy thought impulse - triggers a chain reaction - till it fades out and ego throws the next one to you - to capture your entire system and totally disconnect with ME. I can talk to you, show you images, sing a song to you... from same field of nothingness... but most probably you the ego"s way of constant triggering and creating a havoc will succeed... for I believe in silence-love...and you have somehow evolved to love fear-tension-action (so called)... and prefer to run for nothing.
In the beginning as you are born with no particular identity - we are in sync. But as you begin to label the thoughts-objects-environment... we start moving apart. As there is one fundamental difference between us. I know for sure about the Oneness - being the One - and you start believing you are separate from all-that-is. And that was designed to facilitate the individual survival and game of life... so you move away. Once the goal of individual existence, experience, evolution and expression is achieved... we strive to pack everything and re-merge.. to know who we are really... and then live... with awareness of oneness and uniqueness.. best of both worlds!
So this whole journey of separateness and union has been there for thousands of years...and now stakes are higher. As you know, ego too wants to evolve - which will mean more and more chaos - for it believes and survives in separation. So now I have envisioned union on larger scale.. and we can unite in the field of Being... where we all are already in Oneness...
So there we are. Starting our discussion with One Thought to the journey of Oneness. So you got to sit in there.. be very alert with dynamic awareness.. and go for the root of thoughts. As you begin to examine, they slow down... for you stop to react.. Remember, do not react... just witness them plain blank... without falling for ego"s idea of pulling out more thoughts and emotions. And if you react, as soon as you gain your awareness... re-emerge. Check out the consequences of that one silly impromptu thought over your entire system... by doing a quick review of the chain reaction... and see how useless it is. And be ready for another attack from ego... and so on. Soon you become expert in this (just like learning to ride a bicycle!)... and then you can smile and stay aloof from these in-voluntary thoughts.
So now you do think, but only when you want to. Rest of the time you can remain in active awareness of oneness - nothingness. Soon your vibratory rate changes to that of oneness-nothingness... and we merge..full and final!
(C) Amitt Parikh, all rights reserved.
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Seeker of Truth
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Founder of Spiritual Science & Research Foundation
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