The Hub of Being (36) Synopsis – The Mind


Ours is a world of feelings and ideas, of attractions and repulsions, of scales of values, of motives and incentives: a mental world altogether. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

▫ The mind is a symbolic processor: turning sensations into abstractions; then, via perception, assigning meaning and value to objects – an unceasing process that evinces belief in matterism.

Time, space, causation are mental categories, arising and subsiding with the mind. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

▫ The mind can be a restless beast (nattermind), continually striving to overshadow sentience and so keep its occupant in pignorance.

When it rains and shines, it’s just a state of mind. ~ English musician John Lennon in the song “Rain” (1966)