The Hub of Being (33-1) Nattermind


Only chemically assaulted or exhausted does nattermind seek repose, whereupon one succumbs to sleep. Yet the body’s requirement for rest is tempered by a mind that still wants to shuffle patterns: hence dreams.

While awake, though relentlessly engaged with sensation, the mind is quick enough to constantly conjecture and conceptualize about what is being received, what it means, and how it relates to an abstraction known as self-interest.

Though appearing to be intelligent, thought is unable to comprehend anything really. ~ Indian guru Vasistha

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The problem is excessive interest, leading to self-identification. Whatever you are engrossed in you take to be real. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

The mind believes in itself, taking as gospel what it concocts. Much of it are symbols from sensory input, soaked by perception with emotive meaning.

The mind craves for experience, the memory of which it takes for knowledge. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Memory is fallible and the mind not reliable. To reassure itself, the mind often presents unrealistic scenarios based upon desires and fears. Its naturally repetitive perspective fails to conjure more valid viewpoints – but the Collective believe.

The mind has great importance only because you have not gone beyond it. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

The mind itself is the source of addiction of every sort. Physical dependence comes only as discomfort. The mind translates that into craving.

Thoughts are ripples in the mind. With a quieted mind, consciousness reflects reality.

The mind is the flow force. The mind is continuously flowing; that means the words are continuously welling up. When you do not get involved with the thought process or the flow of words, or the flow of mind, you are not the mind. When you are in a position to observe the mind, you are other than the mind. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj