Today, though the mind has tremendous power, most of us are ignorantly misusing or abusing it. We must realise that the mind plays tricks and creates countless illusions when it has no specific task. Where do these illusions and delusions come from? They come from the mind itself, because like a camera it captures whatever it is exposed to and these pictures can be stored and viewed later.
Most of the time our minds are exposed to mundane, transactional, sensational and unwholesome things. These impressions become mental garbage in the subconscious. Therefore, whenever the mind is idle, it brings this out as assumptions, presumptions, negative or positive thoughts and feelings including fear and uncertainty, to shatter our inner peace, contentment and joy.
Instead, if we expose the mind and push it to higher ideals and engage ourselves in spiritual practices, divine vibrations are generated. These vibrations push the mind from the sub-conscious level to the super-conscious level which is nothing but divine energy. This divine energy brings out intuition from within us and also establishes the discriminating mind [Viveka] to differentiate between good and evil. A good example for this can be found in the Mahabharata.
Once, Duryodhana asked Lord Krishna - “Why do people call me bad and my cousin, Dharmaraja, good?” In answer, Lord Krishna said - “By tomorrow, you identify a good person, and let Dharmaraja identify a bad person.” The next day, Duryodhana came back and said - “There is not even one good person in this world,” while Dharmaraja said - “Everybody is good. I could not find a single bad person anywhere.” Lord Krishna laughed and said - “When you see only goodness everywhere, divinity permeates your whole being.”
We, too, can churn out divine energy even while interacting with mundane objects and people, because God is present in every atom of creation. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says - “He who has … conquered his mind … by identifying himself with the divine core in all beings is a true Karmayogi….” [5-7]. To empower ourselves, we should begin each day with a prayer - “God, I know You exist in all beings. May I cognise You everywhere today.” Then, we begin to experience that every living and non-living thing around us is associated with divinity.
We establish the fact that God is inspiring us through every person and situation. Interacting with people, we will realise - “I am serving God in them.” When we receive help, we think - “God is helping me through them.” In this way, we change our perception and emit only divine vibrations. Then, all our relationships harmonise and pulsate with unconditional love, making our lives and that of others frictionless and free.
(This article has been written by His Holiness Shri Shri Nimihananda Guruji. For more details visit www.shrinimishamba.org)