söndag 22 mars 2009

Mind as mind knows no peace, and mind at peace is no mind at all

A sage called Shri Krishna Menon (Shri Atmananda) says something thruthful about peace of the mind:

The most universal of all desires in man is unequivocally expressed in the spontaneous statement made by all alike: ‘I want peace of mind’. It means that the activity of the mind is never our ultimate goal. Examining this statement closely and impartially, we find that Peace is the real goal of man’s desire. But in his utter inability to extricate himself from the clutches of the mind, he links the mind also to that desire for absolute Peace, and claims himself to be the enjoyer. But alas, when the mind, freed from all its activities, comes into contact with the Peace it desired, it finds itself merged and lost in that peace, thus returning to its real nature.

Therefore, it is one’s own real nature that everybody seeks, knowingly or unknowingly.

Shri Atmananda

1 kommentar:

Psiplex sa...

Such an amazing experience to encounter peace.

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