BODY CONSCIOUSNESS-The origin of negativity & SOUL CONSCIOUNESS-The origin of positivity

BODY-CONSCIOUSNESS  & SOUL-CONSCIOUSNESS –

In Body Consciousness, Vices are just virtues that have lost their direction and power. When I have inner strength, my tendencies and talents are reflected in the form of virtues. If the self is weak, those same tendencies emerge as vices.

In the state of spiritual insecurity the following five main negative forces or vices or emotions are born:

  1. Desire or Lust – The urge towards sense satisfaction as a means of fulfillment.
  2. Anger – the feeling of animosity when any of other vices are threatened.
  3. Greed – The attempt to find fulfillment through the acquisition of material goods, position or status, or through the physical senses as with food.
  4. Attachment – the attempt to find security through developing rela- tionships of ownership or possessiveness with people and objects.
  5. Ego or Vanity – The cultivation of a self-image that is false, tempo- rary or unreal.

We all human beings have these five vices, but these vary in the form of degree or extent. This degree varies from person to person in the range of 25% to 90%. No one is perfect.

In Soul Consciousness, Soul is one’s Consciousness:

How one sees others is definitely based on the consciousness with which one views him/her. So many possibilities of perception arise when one has to deal with others. Many times one does not see others, as they really are, but merely as part of their national, cultural or social background. Age, sex, profession, social status and degree of beauty add to the compartments that become subtle or obvious barriers in our relationship with them. They camouflage our own self-identity and tint the glasses through which we observe and therefore react to others.

If we replace all of these categories with the vision of the soul as a tiny dot of conscious energy as distinct from the physical body and all its identifying at- tributes, it brings a great sense of freedom. One can move away from all the prejudice in a very effective way. Different results are attained according to the level of awareness.

Following is the example of the boss towards his/her employees.

BODY-CONSCIOUSNESSSOUL-CONSCIOUSNESS
AWARENESSI am the boss here; I know more than everyone here. After all, that is why I am the boss.I am a spiritual being; I have to play out a role of responsibility. Each of my employees has his/her own specific role.
THOUGHTThey should listen to me. After all I am the one who pays their salaries.Let me listen to their suggestions. Perhaps we can improve some- thing.
DECISIONI will show them who is the boss here.Let me understand each of their specialties.
ACTIONThe boss shouts and argues with themA two-way dialogue ensues.
RESULTIll-feeling between boss and em- ployeesRespect and a climate of trust are maintained.

Consciousness at last:

There is no such thing as unconsciousness, because who is unconscious has no way of knowing that he is unconscious. It is your thinking that makes you feel that you are alive, that you are conscious. That is possible only when the knowledge you have about things is in operation. You become conscious only through the help of thought.

Body Consciousness –Desire, Anger, Greed, Attachment, Ego, = Sorrow

Soul Consciousness – Peace, Knowledge, Love, Purity, Bliss, = Happiness

MEDITATION

MEDITATION: –

Meditation is a way to eliminate the lack of balance caused by the mental stresses of life. By spending time in meditation, we create a calm haven in which we restore equilibrium and peace to our mental functioning. Researchers have recorded that the brain activity in people who meditate functions at 4-10 hertz, a state of deep relaxation. Their mind becomes calm, and it also calms the body. If we could spend some time each day in meditation, we would find our stress levels would be reduced.”

Definition of Meditation: –

The present meaning of the word MEDITATION is to ‘REFLECT’ or ‘TO PONDER’ i.e. to Weigh or Measure and ‘TO GIVE CLOSE ATTENTION’. Similarly the Sanskrit word for MEDITATION is DHYANA, is closely related to DHYATI, meaning to REFLECT. Therefore to Meditate means to Ponder, to Reflect, while giving close attention to what is actually going on as one does so.

Without attempting to probe in to this deeper meaning of meditation, one can however say that meditation can bring order to our overall mental activity and this may be a key factor in bringing about an end to the sorrow, the misery, the chaos and confusion, that have, over the ages, been the lot of mankind, and that are still generally continuing without visible prospect of fundamental change, for the foreseeable future.

Meditation works entirely on the level of Mind, Intellect, and sub-conscious, rather focusing on the bodily forms, postures or rituals. The first stage of meditation is to stabilize the self in the pure experience of the inner tranquility of the Soul. At first the distracting thoughts may come to the mind. One has to train oneself to get involved in a struggle to contain or eradicate them. One has to learn to step away and become an observer as soon as one becomes aware of them.

Through meditation the accuracy of this role is heightened so that positive qualities are permitted entry and continuity while negative ones are weakened and transformed. Meditation can bring real and permanent peace of mind by filling the Intellect with strength and wisdom and purifying the sub conscience. After some practice, one can have the intellectual power the sub-conscience mind at any time. In a situation which would lead most people to experience negative moods or emotions such as fear, depression, anxiety, boredom, fatigue, hatred or aggression, one can become detached and access innate qualities.

Meditation involves the development and refinement of the so-called Third Eye, so that one does not see spirituality only but also understand and adjust to it in the most natural way possible.

4 steps in Meditation Practice: –

  1. Detach the Self from negative, wasteful and mundane thinking.
  2. Create pure or elevated thoughts about your original state and about your original home.
  3. Visualize yourself as a point of conscious light energy directly in front of GOD in his radiant form of light.
  4. Open yourself to receiving God’s love.

The benefits of Meditation: –

  1. Transformation of the negative personality traits
  2. Obtaining power of self control
  3. Improvement of the vision one has of the self and others
  4. Inner emotional fulfillment through each of the relationships
  5. Replacement of lost or spent spiritual and mental energy
  6. Don’t do in excess. Too much of anything is not good.

WHAT IS MIND AND SOUL

WHAT IS MIND AND SOUL?

The mind is an instrument of cognition, of knowing things, knowing the material world. The SOUL is a ray of GOD, that which you essentially are. The mind is an instrument with which we know. We try to understand things. The SOULl is immortal, the mind is mortal. The Mind is discursive (conversational), the SOUL is synergic (conditions such that the total effect is greater than the sum of the in- dividual effects). The SOUL integrates everything but the mind analyzes. We need the help of mind in doing our work on the physical plane. That is why we have brought ourselves the instrument of the mind. Out of GOD emanate many rays, every ray is a SOUL. That is what makes all of us one. The soul is universal. The mind is individual. The mind individualizes but the Soul unites.

Spirituality

The term spirituality has nothing to do with religion. Actually spirituality be- gins where religion ends. Religion enforces an externalization of the mind in one’s search for God, whereas spirituality internalizes the search and directs the mind to the heart of man. God is inside us. Being within us, such a being is not always accessible, but readily reachable and all that spirituality requires of us to achieve the sense of oneness with God, is to focus the mind inwards and approach him with love.

The average human being of today gives a great deal of thought, and applies a great amount of energy, to attain high levels of material welfare. But not with- standing even success in this endeavor, there is yet much happiness, discontent and misery pervading the lives of the people. Why is this? It is the result of un- balanced application of effort. The human existence consists of two planes of existence, the material and spiritual, and both these are important and essen- tial for the harmonious well being of the individual. As a bird needs two wings of existence, the spiritual and the material. If either is neglected for the other, such a life becomes unnatural. Neglect of the material existence results in poverty and in sickness, and the neglect of the spiritual, which is the case with most of us, results in horrors of man-made diseases and sufferings. To correct this sorry state of affairs, we have to bring back balance into our lives.

WHAT IS BODY AND SOUL:

WHAT IS BODY AND SOUL?

Human body has five senses, (vision, hearing, smelling, taste and touch). Con- sider one of the senses say vision, for vision you need 1. Instrument, the eyes. 2. Organ, the nerve center in the brain. 3. Mind, if the mind is not joined to the organ, the organ may take the impression and yet we may not be conscious of it. 4. Intellect, the intellect is the determinative faculty and decides upon what is brought to it. 5. Soul, the king on the throne, from him comes the order as to what to do or what not to do; and the order goes down in the same sequence, Soul to the intellect, to the mind, to the organs, and the organs con- vey it to instrument and perception is complete.

Therefore the human being is composed first of this external covering, the body, secondly, of the fine body, consisting of mind, intellect, and ego. Behind them is the real soul of man. When the soul reflects its powers on the mind and the mind thinks, and then time appears. How can the soul, therefore be said to be existing in time, when time itself exists in soul. It has neither birth nor death.

The SOUL is not bound by the conditions of the matter. In its very essence it is free, unbounded, holy, pure and perfect.

Science is nothing but the finding of the unity. As soon as science reaches per- fect unity, it will stop from further progress, because it would have reached its goal. Similarly the science of religion will become perfect when it discovers him, who is the one life in universe of death, who is the constant basis of the ever changing world, one who is the only SOUL, of whom all Souls are but delusive manifestations.

Aggregate of materials, we call the body is the cause of the manifestation of the force we call the SOUL/THOUGHT or whether it is thought that man- ifests the body. The religions of the world say that the force called Thought manifests the body and not reverse. It is more logical to say that the force, which takes up the matter and forms, the body is the same, which is manifested through the body.

What is the force, which manifests itself through the body? Whatever the force be, that is something, which takes particles up as it were and creates forms out of them – Human Bodies. Soul is that force which is now working through us.

The SOUL is of the same essence as of the GOD. The soul enlivens every liv- ing being. Its essence is eternal, all consciousness, all love, all light and sound, all peace and all bliss. Human beings can realize their Soul and realize God while in the human body. Within the SOUL is the source of wisdom from which all knowledge flows. A love far greater and fulfilling than any we can know in the outer world is waiting to embrace us with open arms within. At our center is the strength and power that can enable us to overcome any fear. The highest aim of human life is to attain self-knowledge (first hand knowl- edge of the soul) and God realization. The SOUL resides in the human body and can be realized through the process of inversion or meditation. Meditation ultimately gives us spiritual consciousness. Spiritual consciousness means becoming aware of the SOUL and GOD within us. Most of us are aware of our body, of the thoughts passing through our mind, and of the world around us. This is called body or physical consciousness. But human beings are more than a body and mind. We are actually SOUL, a conscious entity that inhibits the body.

Second definition of Soul is “Thoughts”:

Every human being has MIND & BODY. Mind thinks and Body takes action. What we are at present depends upon our thoughts and actions of the past in this life.

What we will be in future depends upon our Thoughts and Actions of the present time in this life. Therefore we make our own destiny.

Your thoughts guide you to your destiny. If you always think the same, you will always get to the same place. Think in a new way and you will be a new person. Give happiness to all and you will live in peace. Create peace in your mind and you will create a world of peace around you.

The events of the world are not in my hands, therefore I cannot change them, but if I choose not to let my thoughts and feelings be dependent on external factors, I can be in control of myself and therefore help to shape the world I live in.

Therefore SOUL is the living and intelligent inner being that inhibit and gives life to the body.

SOUL is Immortal, Eternal (no beginning or end), Metaphysical, Unlimited, Pure conscience energy.

Body is mortal, is born and dies, Physical, Limited, Made up of matter.

If every physical part of the body is an instrument, who or what is it that is using it.

It is I, the Self, The Soul.

The SOUL uses the word I for itself and the word my when referring to the body, my hand, my mouth, my brain, and so on. I am different from my body. When I assume my true identity as a spiritual being, then I also immediately have access to the love, peace, happiness and power that are part of me.

COMMON DEFINITIONS OF SOUL

COMMON DEFINITIONS OF SOUL: –

  1. The immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life.
  2. a) the spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spiritual beings, or the universe. b) Capitalized Christian Science: GOD.
  3. A person’s total SELF.
  4. aan active or essential part, ba moving spirit, cleader
  5. athe moral and emotional nature of human beings, the quality that arouses emotion and sentiment, spiritual or moral force: fervor
  6. Person <not a soul in sight>
  7. Personification <she is the soul of integrity>
  8. aa strong positive feeling (as of intense sensitivity and emotional fer- vor) conveyed especially by black American performers, negritudesoul music soul food soul brother
  9. An immaterial force within a human being thought to give the body life, energy, and power <many religions teach that the soul is immor- tal>
  10. A member of the human race <I promise I won’t tell another soul>
  11. The quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <a kind act thatwas the very soul of charity>
  12. The seat of one’s deepest thoughts and emotions <knew in her soulthat it was true>