August 8, 2016

The mind falsifies the reality

The mind carries a need to maintain itself constantly, strengthening itself. I talk about the egoic mind. It carries a need to strengthen itself, moment to moment. I want to draw your attention to this point: what you see happening around you is always, through the mind, being translated, being interpreted as a matter of its necessity. It needs to interpret, to translate, to nominate, to label what happens.
This is a necessity of the egoic mind. You bring this need inside you. You live unaware of this need.This inattention about this need is what we call unconsciousness. The nature of the mind is to load the need to interpret, to translate.

Now, for example, it is a sunny day and the mind says, "I like this day." But it says, "I like this day", thinking that the day could not be so good because this "good", for the mind, is the sun, and It imagines a different day, a different time, a time where there is no sun, but the rain. So when it says: "Today the day is good," "Today the day is wonderful," it is saying, "I am not satisfied." It is just what it is saying. It is saying: "what happens needs my suggestion. My suggestion is that it is good but it could be better." Or "it is good, but it could not be good."

You have this conditioning. We all carry this conditioning that is the "modus operandi" of the egoic mind. It sees what happens and translates. It sees what happens and interprets. It sees what happens and makes a reading. And this reading is its need to maintain, always knowing, being responsible, or being able to change, or understanding what, in fact, it sees around itself.

This is a pathology that we accept as natural. I have emphasized this in Satsang. This is common, but it is not natural. It is not "something" natural in your Being. It is something common in your behavior. It is something natural in the egoic mind. It is not real. Real is the vision of what is present, what is shown without a background which translates, interprets, judges, evaluates, measures the consequences.

My invitation to you is an invitation to live without the ego. The ego, here, is this sense of separation that the mind creates when judging what happens, when you compare what happens, when you make a reading of what happens, when it interferes with the need that it has to be separated from this experience. It becomes thus the sensor.

That is how, identified with the ego, you behave. You behave attached to this identification.

This is unconsciousness. This is the inattention model that the mind carries. If your question is how to live free from the illusion of separateness? If this is your question, my answer is: bring attention because in this attention, this inattention - that is this model, this way, this way that the mind has, always seeing through a formula, a model - this fades away. This inattention of the Being puts you in this illusion of being someone - which I have just called pathology. A common pathology: the pathology of being someone.

What happens or what is seen, at this moment, is complete. But It is not complete in the view of this particular separatist mind, of this mind that knows, this mind that chooses. What does it do? It falsifies the reality. It creates an overlay to this truth, to this reality, in this case, to this event.

When this is present in you, and what happens - we can talk a bit more about this later: you and what happens - This is the sense of separateness. The sense of someone. Something required in the egoic mind, unnecessary in its Real Nature, what, in fact, You Are.

*Transcribed from a recorded video in a meeting in Ramanashram Gualberto Campos Do Jordao in December 2015

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