|Thought waves cause ripples on the surface of the lake of our mind.|
The ancient heritage of India - Yoga – teaches us that we are souls, not the body. Soul is eternal and the fragment of God, which is undying and indestructible by any means. This is not only detailed in the Yogic literatures like Patanjali Yog Sutra, but also also in all the sacred scriptures and Upanishads including Bhagavad Gita and Shrimad Bhagavatam. As we have forgotten ourselves as souls and considered as the physical bodies, we have trapped ourselves into the bondage of Maya (Prakriti). The soul is the seer and when it does not abide in in its true nature as the fragment/son of God, it appears to take the shape of whatever the content of mind is.
|Meditating on God and His area is the only path to happiness.|
Our many different thoughts and personalities are like little voices in our heads. They can become problem if we erroneously link these thoughts with “I-am-ness” (asmita), which is also called ego. For example – the thousands of thoughts we have every day do not trouble us as long as we do not attach ourselves to them or own them. The problem starts when a person identifies himself with the objects and the situations. This identification or attachment is the wrong knowledge (viparyaya) of us being the phenomena. If this identification persists, there is nothing that stops us from listening to the voices in our heads. The voices told Adolf Hitler to kill six million Jews; similar voices told Josef Stalin to kill twenty million of his own people, and the next similar voices told Christians to kill millions of “infidels/non-Chirstians” via the Inquisition and Crusades.
|No more listening to the voice of the mind|
So the wise are those who understand the life changing message of Yoga, theme of the scriptures and the preaching of the Saints –who are God realized - and follow them practically in daily life in order to get a true happiness that is eternal.