Mastery of the Mind - Key to Success in All Endeavors
The materialistic world has its own operational laws. But the reactions
of human mind are not entirely determined by the material events and
objects. The configuration of human consciousness and the plane of
awareness too play a role in the quality of our interactions on the
material plane. Thus, the domain of collective human mind is not simply a
subtle reflection of the external world. Instead, it is a strange world
of its own - with its layers of conscious, subconscious and super
conscious levels. It is the refinement of this multi-layered field that
is the object of sadhana . This refinement and sublimation of the mind
brings about a sea-change in our outlook of the material world. The
power of a refined and sublimated mind also makes an impact on the
materialistic world. The process of this transformation has been called
the sadhana of Manomaya Kosha.
The students studying with concentration pass the examination with good
grades. Attentive farmers harvest a good crop. Enthusiastic wrestlers
win titles in wrestling. Mind filled with wisdom and alertness proves to
be an asset in achieving success in business. It is the refined and
focused mind that helps in achieving siddhi (success) in sadhana .
Devoted artists keep the audiences spellbound. The achievements in
different fields depend on the intensity of will power, concentration
and deep involvement (all qualities of a mastered mind ) in set goals. In
spite of the similarity of assets and means, different results are
observed with the difference in the degree of mental mastery.
Inert objects have only existence. Life is of different and higher level
of manifestation. That is why the rules of life and that of inert
objects are different. Inert objects do not have any independent will
power. On the other hand, the entire development of life has been made
possible due to the impact of will power. It is the higher quality of
will power that especially distinguishes human beings from sub-human
life forms. A human being is considered the master of well-developed
consciousness, because his will power is more active and effective. It
is the enlightened will power that leads a person from darkness to
light, from mortality to immortality and from falsehood to truth.
Strong and focused will power definitely produces the desired results.
It has been said in Yoga vashishtha-
Di habhavanaya cheto yadyatha bhavayatyalam
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