Contemplating the experience of no mind

We live in a society which relies totally on the mind. As a consequence of overuse, we could observe its decline through diseases of the mind. Most humans at this time have some illness of the mind.

Labels are abundant: Depression, anxiety, neurosis, obsessive compulsion to name some of the most common, and then into psychosis, schizophrenia, etc.

It is the mind out of control. While science tries to cure or ameliorate living standards; “spirituality” traditionally, has looked into ways to control or focus the mind. Thoughts, memories, anticipation of the future, all appear willingly or unwillingly in the screen of a “normal” person’s mind. “Mindfulness” and “Meditation” are tools to attempt to still the mind, to make it “peaceful.”

Nevertheless, these “spiritual” attempts use the mind to heal the mind.

As mentioned before, there are 3 centers of consciousness in human beings: The mind, the heart and the gut. All of those centers are different but, when working together; we could observe a liberated human being. Liberated from what? Basically, the emotional disturbances brought by a sick mind. Thus, when we step outside of what is mind, we find no-mind. That is we find feelings, sensations, which have their own language rather than mental understanding, analysis, extrapolation, assumptions, etc.

We could find “answers” about Life by following the dictates of the mind, that is by conditioning. We want to be “right” in that conditioning, not realizing that Life is a continuous process, not a single, separated “right” moment. We become afraid, then. Another disease of the mind.

“Answers” also are found in the world of feelings. Take your pick. Just let us be mindful; Life does not work through reasoning, but we reason to understand Life. Consider this: There is no logic in what happens to a person in Life. No amount of anticipation to “secure” us is useful, when Life itself has no certainty of anything other than being born and dying. Alpha and Omega. What is in between is uncertain. We know the beginning and the end but nothing about the journey in between. No logic, reasoning at all. That is the beauty of Life. Do we see that?

The tool to know the world of no mind is called Contemplation.
Wikipedia’s information on the word “contemplation” is of no practical use. It is written by individuals living in the mind. The world of contemplation is in feelings, the heart and the gut. A gut feeling.
To “practice” means to feel.
How? *

Nature is the temple. Trees and flowers are the idols to worship. The religious, holy songs are sung by birds. The altar is Life itself.
Sit down comfortably, back straight; and feel your inner sounds ( heartbeat, breath, even blood circulation) then feel your own “energy” flowing from the root chakra to the top of the head. (meaning: Breathing is work which brings energy. Physics 101. Be aware of that energy.) Bring that energy up and down several times. Then expand it through the front, back and sides of your physical body.
Then once expanded, contract that energy and position it below the navel (meaning: Feel the expansion, contracting. Place the source just below the navel) feel a tingling sensation and finally expand it throughout your whole body. Let that “energy” circulate and regenerate yourself. Feel it. Smile. 

Sit and Observe. Point your attention into an object in Nature.
The observer and the object observed soon become one. Not because we are all one; but because “we” are not. When we are not, there is oneness.
The mind cannot understand that. That is not logical.
That is “good.”
Nothing to think about. Nothing to understand. That is no mind.

I realize that many will not be able to feel any “energies” within themselves at all. Then, the above will be rightly dismissed as nonsense.
That is good. At least you got to smell the flowers and get some fresh air. That is good for you.

Breath that air and let it feed your mind.
How do you do that?
Don’t think. There are no steps. Just feel it. 🙂

*This is my interpreted version of what I received from Mathias and Miguel through the channel of  my sister Raysha. The essence is there, though.

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9 comments

  1. eva gault

    Thank you . You make everything soo safe , calm and achievable. Glad that you are never stopped sharing . Fondest regards ; eva

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  2. Gayathri

    Dear Ahnanda, these days your writings and my spiritual experiences are somewhat coinciding; otherwise i would have asked you to write in English and not in Latin. :-).
    Would like to share my experiences one of these days. Hope that would be ok.
    regards,
    Gayathri.

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      • Gayathri

        Hello.

        Would like to share one type of ‘meditation’ which helps in healing and energising our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.

        Sit comfortably either on floor or on a chair/ sofa. If you are sitting cross legged on the floor or on the bed, that is fine too.
        If you are sitting on a chair/ sofa, cross your feet at your ankles. Bring your palms close and lock your fingers, not clasping the palms, but just inter-locking the fingers.

        This prevents the escaping of the cosmic energy that is attained during meditation. They say that 10% of the energy gained in meditation is lost through the ‘openings’ near the ankles and inter-spaces between the fingers, hence the crossing of feet and inter locking the fingers.

        Close your eyes during meditation. Try not to open them suddenly during meditation. Eyes are another gateway for the cosmic energy to escape unless we follow a particular method to retain the energy. It is said that 80% of the cosmic energy that we derive might escape through the eyes if the eyes are open during meditation or if we abruptly open the eyes. Another disadvantage of opening the eyes abruptly during meditation is it might cause severe headache when the energy escapes from the eyes.

        Now, having closed your eyes, start focusing on your breath – watch how the air is entering the nostrils and how it is leaving the nostrils… Do not try to regulate or control the breath, let it be normal. Just observe the breath. Yes, thoughts about various things of the past and present start appearing in the mind, do not bother to stop them or control them, just divert your attention to observing your breath. Slowly, slowly the speed of thoughts and breathing would reduce… continue to observe the breath. When there is a pause and no thoughts are coming, there is no need to focus on the breath, just enjoy the peace. But this stage would not lost long though (:-) ), then continue observing the breath.

        Since we are trying to calm down the mind, it becomes very sensitive to any small irritation in the body. You may feel like scratching here, there or may feel like fidgeting. Please do not open the eyes, you may unlock your fingers and do what ever is required and again get back to the original position.

        I noticed that time passes easily as there is no need to strain the mind or the body. Plan your first meditation to last for around half an hour. Please do not open the eyes to check the time. Please sit for meditation only when you are very sure that you will not be disturbed for at least one hour.

        Once you are done with your meditation, the first step is to unlock the fingers, rub the palms to make it warm, and then keep the palms one on each eye while keeping the eyes still closed. After a few seconds, open the eyes behind the palms and blink a few times. Then slowly look through the gaps of the fingers and very slowly remove the palms from the eyes.

        Now unlock the feet. Slowly get up.

        During meditation the mind becomes less active and becomes peaceful. The more we continue to be in this stage the more our body gets healed and energised.

        Do you remember the incident that happened in June 2018 in Thailand? The 12 boys, aged from 11 to 16, and their coach, ventured into the Tham Luang cave in mountainous northern Thailand on June 23 after a football practice and got caught deep inside when heavy rains caused flooding that trapped them on a muddy ledge. They were trapped in a flooded cave for more than a fortnight. When they were rescued, they all were physically and mentally healthy.

        We were told that the coach taught the 12 kids a Buddhist meditation in the cave which they practised extensively that kept them cheerful and strong even under such difficult and scary situation.
        Assistant coach Ekapol Chantawong aged 25, had spent several years as a Buddhist monk, and learnt how to conserve energy by restricting movements and meditating. According to local news reports, he taught these techniques to the boys in the cave.

        According to a mother of one of the boys, the team were meditating in the widely shared video of their discovery by two British divers.

        “Look at how calm they were sitting there waiting. No one was crying or anything. It was astonishing,” she told the Associated Press.

        It is learnt that it is exactly the same meditation that has been described above that they practised. It is called Pyramid meditation. There are many centres in India and abroad where it is taught. Brahmasri Patriji is the founder of Pyramid meditation.

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    • Gayathri

      What happens during meditation –

      During meditation your psyche is actually undergoing some major positive changes.
      Here are five things that happen to your brain not before or after, but exactly while you’re meditating.‪

      1. YOUR CORTISOL LEVELS LOWER

      Cortisol is a hormone your body releases when you’re stressed, so if your cortisol levels are low, that means you are #Too Blessed To Be Stressed.
      2. YOUR BRAIN WAVE ACTIVITY INCREASES
      When you’re meditating, your brain produces theta and alpha waves.

      Theta waves usually occur when you are in your deepest phase of dreamless sleep.

      Alpha waves occur when your mind is in an idle state, like when you’re daydreaming.

      This means that, though you are awake meditation induces brain activity that happens when you are either in your most relaxed state, or when you are sleeping.

      THAT IS HONESTLY BEYOND INCREDIBLE.

      Like, think about it: Even though you’re technically awake, your brain is so ridiculously relaxed, it produces activity as if it you’re freaking asleep.

      3. WITH THAT SAID, YOUR BODY ENTERS A STATE OF DEEP RELAXATION.
      After all of that, you are in an ultimate relaxed state.

      This is basically what people mean when they say that they feel “zen.”

      You feel light, and free from worry — you feel happy.

      And you can thank good ol’ dopamine for those positive vibes.

      Dopamine, the feel -good neuro- transmitter is released into the body during pleasurable situations.

      Meditation, my friend, is indeed, a very pleasurable situation.

      4. GRAY MATTER INCREASES IN YOUR BRAIN
      The gray matter in your brain is located in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that is crucial for learning and memory.

      Gray matter can also be found in other parts of the brain associated with self awareness, compassion and reflection.

      In a 2009 study published in the journal NeuroImage, Eileen Luders, a researcher in the Department of Neurology at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, compared the brains of 22 meditators and 22 non meditators of the same age.

      Her results showed that the meditators had more gray matter in regions of the brain that are imperative for attention, emotion regulation, and mental flexibility. Luders believes increased gray matter can help people process information more efficiently and make more mindful choices.

      It’s safe to say, with all of that goodness listed, as you wipe your mental slate clean, your brain is literally re-configuring it self.

      Your cortisol levels are lowering, gray matter is increasing, and alpha and theta waves are flowing.

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