The mind is a mirror in which we look at ourselves and, even see ourselves,
because we still can’t feel directly ourselves.
From this non-dualistic perspective specific to these Paths – Abheda, the mind is a mirror.
The mind is an extension of consciousness, which can rather be assimilated to the concept of Shakti.
That is, the extension of the essence of consciousness, the energetic aspect that appears in this way, we feel it as the mind.
Is the mind different from us?
Not. The mind is all us, but it’s the aspect of power, of intensity.
The mind is an extension of the aspect of consciousness and inseparable from consciousness.
So we can talk separately about consciousness and its power, but what is the use of the mind for?
The mind is like a mirror in which the aspect of consciousness can know itself.
We have two possibilities:
– to feel ourselves and that means to connect with our self, to obtain so-called direct knowledge
– to obtain indirect knowledge by looking in the “mirror” (mind).
In the mirror we will see aspects that can be seen/known in a dualistic way:
I, the connoisseur, know what I see apparently outside of me, in the mirror.
We say “apparently” outside, because the mind is also in our spiritual heart, in our essence.
The mind allows us to manifest itself with this mirror effect, allowing us to reflect in it.
The various qualitative aspects of consciousness take on a delimited or differentiated form within this mirror that is the mind, so that at the level of the mind appears everything that is external.
Everything we see and know in a dualistic way
we are actually reflecting ourselves in the mirror that is the mind.
Because of this, an indirect knowledge appears, just as we get knowledge when we look in the mirror.
We look in the mirror so that we can see ourselves, really.
Because we cannot know ourselves directly (we being the connoisseur), we mirror ourselves in this mirror that is the mind and in it we see various differentiated, wonderful but limited aspects.
These aspects come from us, but that through the mind, it is possible to know them in a dualistic way.
So all we see in the mind is actually our consciousness
Through the mind, consciousness acquires a possible concreteness to be known in a dualistic way: the observer who observes the object to be observed, but loses something : est eo fleeting or changing manifestation and offers the indirect knowledge of ourselves.
The objects to be observed, starting from the most refined, are:
- meanings, principles and ideas
- correlations, intelligences, connections, thought forms
- various sensations and perceptions
- our physical body with all its own, the outer world with all its own.
These are all actually reflections of ourselves in this mirror that is the mind.
For this reason, the axioms of Abheda are checked.
We mention that the Universe is conscious – if we modify something inside, it also changes outwardly.
If we modify something on the outside, this change does not really occur on the inside as well.
For this reason, it is verified that we are immortal, and that is why it is much more important how we live than the fact that we live.
In the same way, it is verified that we are constantly perfect, but we are more attentive to our reflection in the mirror than to ourselves.
If we paid attention to ourselves, we would feel that we really have everything in us and that from us always comes any kind of joy or even supreme happiness.