How do we detoxify the mind?
That is, the way we can eliminate mental impurities.
What are mental impurities?
Of course, impure thoughts or feelings, but it is important to understand that impure is what prevents us from connecting to ourselves, to our living soul, in order to succeed in the transition from ignorance to knowledge, from the finite to infinity.
On the one hand, it is necessary to eliminate the three main poisons, from which the other impurities also result or derive:
– maiyamala – the impurity by which we take as real what is unreal, we feel limited and we make wrong decisions based on the apparent human limitation
– karmamala – the impurity through which we attach ourselves to the fruits of actions, which leads to suffering and actions to support the accumulation
– anavamala – the impurity through which we feel different and separated from other beings, which leads to violence and selfishness.
From here, however, appear also the states of emotional instability, the inferior emotions – envy, jealousy, anger, fear, indifference, assimilation, unsympathetic, orientation to the outside, cowardice, dependence on instincts.
How do we detoxify the mind in this case?
Fundamental meditation is the key, because as we achieve this, we distance ourselves from what generates attachment;
we connect to an inner source that also offers intensity, stability, detachment… and wisdom.
There is no instrument more powerful than fundamental meditation, which solves the problems of the mind from a higher position, because it leads us into a state of sovereignty over the mind.
In the end, of course, we access a perfect state of inspiration, intelligence and empathy.
But it is important that not only at the end but even on the way to the end already these impurities tend to fade in proportion to the success of the meditation.
However, the simple determination not to manifest the lower tendencies, if it is strong, although it does not rid us of mental poisons helps us not to appear their effect, even if they are not removed, in this way, the causes.
But with a brake today, with one tomorrow, with time the lower trends weaken and eventually disappear.
However, if we intend to use the mind to solve the problems of the mind we usually do not succeed or we have poor results.
Here are precious the supermental methods of nondualist yoga Abheda.
In the Shat Karmas suite of procedures there are two types of actions that help to “detoxify the mind”:
The Trataka process
is a form of concentration that leads us to meditation with object
Kapalabhati is a form of pranayama that energizes the head and brain so strongly that our mind will work in a wonderful form. However, this process bioenergetically purifies the head area but the mental and emotional impurities remain.
Positive autosuggestion can be of great help.
Prayer is a fascinating tool that can get us out of many “emotional pits” and obviously Ananta, the method of accumulating Grace.
If the problems related to our experiences happen having as a background the state of grace in which the
fundamental kundalini energy
is awakened then it is necessary to follow the specific indications of our case offered by a person who has skill in this direction.
What do we do if, after applying these methods, however, we still have problems? We continue. All it means is that it’s still not enough.