How To Befriend His Excellency-The Mind!

The enemy that I have discovered after great search is His Excellency the Mind, and may God bring it on the right path.

Spiritual Garden, Swami Hemraj Chidakashi

Every thing in this world is created for its unique purpose with its distinctive quality, like fire generates heat, water has the function of cooling and is meant to quench thirst, air has revitalizing oxygen and earth sustains life. Nature has millions of creatures and components each serving a purpose. Similarly, mind has been bestowed upon humans to carry out the worldly and physical affairs. 

“There are two dispositions fixed in the mind,” says Swami Hemraj Chidakashi in his book, Spiritual Garden, “one good and the other evil.” The nature of your actions determines which way your mind is inclined. 

Benevolent Dispositions or To Say The Upward Spiral 

  1. The power of understanding
  2. Supreme knowledge
  3. Renunciation or simply detachment
  4. Salvation or in other words preservation of what’s important
  5. Humility
  6. Cheerfulness
  7. Contentment
  8. Peace
  9. Gratitude
  10. Politeness
  11. Awareness
  12. To align Freewill with God’s will
  13. Devotion
  14. Simplicity
  15. Charity
  16. Purity
  17. Good Deeds
  18. Fidelity
  19. Conquest of low desires
  20. Stability
  21. Discernment
  22. Unconditional Love

Malevolent Dispositions or The Downward Spiral

  1. Thoughtlessness
  2. Ignorance
  3. Attachment
  4. Restrictions
  5. Anger
  6. Greed
  7. Apathy
  8. Arrogance
  9. Jealousy
  10. Fraud
  11. Unhealthy Competition
  12. Taking Sides
  13. Miserliness
  14. Flattery
  15. Obstinacy
  16. Pride
  17. Treachery
  18. Faithlessness
  19. Falsehood
  20. Excessive obsession with the body
  21. Bitter speaking and maligning

We humans make use of both the sides as and when required however, mind becomes one with that to which it is inclined more. If you’re in a bad company, you will fall in the downward spiral even before you know, and your mind will turn against you. 

When we are in “satsang” which means company of the mindful and good, our mind becomes free from arrogance and hypocrisy and becomes angelic and refulgent. It ascends the upward spiral to meet the divinity within each one.

Make your mind your best friend by once looking around and seeing what you surround yourself with, the words you hear or speak, the acts you partake in. Look around, the environment is a reflection of the self. 

Is there mess or management? Is there clutter or calm? Is your world more concrete or verdant? Is there noise or soothing notes? Are there giggles more or sobs? Do you catch yourself smiling often in the mirror or the frown has left a permanent wrinkle on your face?

The good news is that it is up to you to change it the moment you decide. Using the power of right understanding and intent we all can be there. Resistance will make the lower emotion persist, however friendly conversation in a disassociated way with why it emerged in the first place and what is it trying to teach you will let the light of knowledge shine in and it will disappear. This is the subtle art of transcendence. Not fighting the mind rather understanding it is the key.

It will love to be with you. 

Won’t you make mind you friend?

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3 thoughts on “How To Befriend His Excellency-The Mind!

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