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The Spiritual

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


The GMR Series

V: Incomplete Memories and Instances of "I" in the Memory Gaps

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The clutches of “I” or ego on our consciousness are so intense that we are not able to look beyond the thoughts in our general lives. Thoughts thrive on word-based logical information and we tend to search for all the answers in our vocabulary of the words. This exercise, as discussed in the last chapters, is futile as the information alone cannot lead to any self-awareness or realization. At most, it may mentally convince or inspire a person to engage in the spiritual process but it, in itself, is not a pure “knowledge” as we often mistakenly believe. People generally do not want to look beyond the thinking mind and remain steadfast in their opinions and beliefs. However, seldom they realize that the basis of their steadfastness is not established on any concrete knowledge but just the information collected from the external sources and justified by the logical mind.

Since the opinions, preferences and beliefs vary from person to person, conflicts, differences and divisions get created in our world. Not knowing how to deal with these problems, we try to disguise them as cultural, social, economical, ideological or personal differences. Today, all the differences that exist in our society are there because we have created them ourselves. Our sense of superiority or inferiority is a product of this system. The problem is that instead of looking at the root of the differences, we try to “deal” with them on the surface – the situations arising from the differences. We usually look for an environment where “like-minded” people or communities are present. In other situations, we are forced to condition our habits and lifestyles to accept to live within a diverse society because there is no alternative - but the odd situations, and the resisting mindset that does not look at all the people as equal, keep nagging. We do not even realize that the mental confusion and problems get rooted deeply in our minds and we tend to respond subconsciously to various situations in every-day life. Amidst all this confusion and conflicting state of mind – at conscious and subconscious levels – we try to “become” spiritual and “find” the meaning of our lives. People look for “peace of mind” and believe that being “spiritual” will make them happier and solve their problems. As if a miracle will strike one day and the self-realization will just occur.

Such erroneous thoughts and views arise from the thinking mind – people wanting to justify spirituality through logic and “acquiring” information that make them “feel” spiritual. People who have more information or the tendency to absorb more information consider themselves “smarter” than those who do not. Distinction of personalities and capabilities is generally based on this criterion in today’s world. People with more active mind (ego) are cleverer and hold high status in society. If the finance minister has succeeded in imposing un-suspecting, backdoor taxes without really increasing explicit tax rate, it is the “cleverness” of his mind. His thoughts are functioning at a prime level. He is a produce of our very own education and social system. Similarly, if a conman has cheated you and wiped out your life-savings, he or she is the produce of the same systems as well. The good and bad of our society, and conscience, are just the variations of the thoughts in a predominantly rational (thought-based) and logical (thought-induced) society. The judgment of good and bad is based on our own experiences and conditioning of mind. As a civilized society, we have created rules and regulations but the apparent morality of the people is in their own thoughts. It is all a matter of what a person believes in – and follows. Therefore, a person is free to create his or her own world, and the perception of it, in their own thoughts. And, this is exactly what has happened to us. We all live in our own worlds. Our thoughts, habits, preferences, choices and ideas shape our lives. So much so that we believe that we are in control of our lives. The resultant ego makes us believe that we are in total control of our activities and the brain. Me or “I” seems to be the operator of the brain, trying to think answers for all the problems and apply logic to every activity in life. Since the “I” itself is an illusion, real answers are never found.

Unlike the brain, this ego or “I” has no real physical presence in our body. If it is not physically present, how can it be true? It is easy to see that. However, it is surprising how we continue to try to satisfy a false existence all our lives. If we look closely at the basic functions, especially the vital functions of our bodies, we will realize that not a single activity is depended on the thoughts. This in itself is the proof that the brain is active and working independently, in spite of what we think or believe in. A Christian persons’ blood circulation is no different than a Buddhist; and no baby is born with a religion printed on them. The human body vibrates in coherence with the whole of Nature and Nature has no preferences or choices.

The irony is that the mind or ego or “I” is caught in itself. The presence of “I” is so strong that it is impossible to “think” how “I” can free itself from itself. In other words, if I am an illusion, how can I free myself from myself? And the next question would be, “What would happen to me when there is no mind (identity)?” It sounds so terrible; thinking “I” will not be there anymore, no identity, no preference, no choices, no title, no religion nothing personal whatsoever. It sounds like stripping a person off all his personal and social status and belongings. Like a nobody-homeless-destitute on the footpath; the glittering status symbol within society, car, good clothes, social standing, job and money; all gone. What a terrible thought!! Better to be dead than being nobody!! Cannot blame you if you are thinking that.

If you are indeed thinking about this, the very mind is at work. The mind very well knows the futility of the worldly materials, yet wishes to remain clung to them to protect its identity. Where the true happiness lies in our lives? How many times we have wished for just a little more and that little more have never been enough? How many of the richest of the people of this world are happy? If they are not happy having all that obscene amounts of money, what would you achieve by running after money? When we have little money, we normally say that we need to earn money to survive in this world. However, we give little thought to what really the survival is. When we say “survival” we actually mean achieving some sort of status in life. A nice house, a car, beautiful family and a solid income, all sound like a good survival. Throw in a yearly holiday on a tropical beach and you are on your way to the next step of survival. The desires never end and the mind is never satisfied. It is just not within its nature. You will greatly desire for one thing and it will look as if your quest in life will end once you get it. However, the moment you get it, new desires and ambitions will come alive. You have had a nice 51 cm TV and because the “kids are demanding it”, you want to upgrade it to a widescreen 68 cm. But then, once you have that kind of a TV, it would be fun to watch DVDs! It goes on all your life and in the end nothing makes any sense.

It is not sarcasm. It is the fundamental truth of our lucid state of mind. If life is so important to us, we should try and look at who is controlling it. We have to look close and realize that most of our ideas, preferences and perceptions arise from the thoughts. We even judge things based on what we “know” (basically, how much information is in the mind). If we do not think of something, it does not trouble us. That is why we want to “forget” all bad things in life. This should be enough indication that our world is limited to our thinking. The thinking mind, or ego or “I” is not real and just an illusory presence in our heads. To run the body and its functions is not the duty of the ego or “I”. "I" is unreal, unnatural and is created from memories. Operation and control of the body is the brain’s (Gray Matter) natural function.

We have discussed so much about "I" so far, but it is very important to remind ourselves of what "I" is and how it came into being.

The phenomenon of constant and non-stop thinking adversely affects our experiences in this world. The human brain, the grey matter, captures the images and moments without our (“I” the thinker) knowledge. It is a natural process. If there was no influence of the thinking mind and the ego “I”, the brain would continuously live in the “present” moment because it does not dwell in the past or the future. However, the incessant thinking process and creation of ego over the brain cells and cells of our bodies disrupt the natural process. Because of the interference of the thinking mind (judgment, logic, comparison etc.) our experiences become incomplete. Rather than fully “experiencing” something, we start thinking, defining and interpreting it. Since the brain acts like an “always-on” live camera, the disruption of the thinking mind cause interference and intervals in the live memory. As a result, the time gap between two similar kinds of experiences creates a gap between two respective memories. For instance, if you meet a person for the first time in your life and then if you meet him or her again after a month or so (any period of time, for that matter), the mind will race to recall the memories of the earlier experience. Who was that who met him (the person) the first time? The mind says it was “you”. And you say, “Oh! I met you the other day.” The mind tries to fill the gap between two experiences with the presence of “I”. The fact that the thinking mind is never in the present; it never experiences anything in totality. It leaps from past to the future, one thought to another and so on – at both conscious and subconscious levels. You must have eaten all you life but in reality you have never really eaten. For a fraction of a second you are with the food and the next instant, you are somewhere else. You have rarely, if at all, experienced the complete experience of eating. Therefore, the memories created of such an event will be incomplete. Since there is no perfect, 100% experience through the mind, there are no 100% memories. That is why all our memories are unclear and incomplete. They only give us an impression or a reminder that we did something. They cannot relive the old experiences. That is why we ache for the lost moments. Example: you went through an intense feeling of love sometime in your life. You keep looking for the same feeling again but it never comes. The memory is never complete, so it cannot be recalled in full.

When we search for "I", which we consider to be the reason for all happiness and sorrow, we come to know that it is the by- product (game) of two unclear memories. These two unclear memories are like either sides of the same coin. Let us therefore, find out the reasons for the formation of these unclear memories.
The main reason for the creation of unclear memories are words i.e., word-bound culture and word-bound education system. The development of our education system itself is through somebody's imagination. When the very first school was established, the teacher or group of teachers would have been presumably limited in their literacy (the way it is termed and viewed in today’s world) because they themselves would not have gone to any schools. They must have imagined that through a standardized education system in society, students would be similar in thoughts and thus lead a peaceful, homogenous life. Like in any pre-conceived imagination, they could not foresee the repercussions of their actions. It is no surprise that it is continued even today. We have had terrible wars and losses of life throughout history, but we have never learned from them. When Henri Kissinger drafted the peace plan to end the Vietnam War, it looked perfect on the paper – absolutely flawless. We all know what the result was. Today, the situation is such that, though everybody in society receives uniform educational and cultural values, their thoughts and perceptions are greatly varied. Acquiring a qualification for a future career has become a prime goal than the learning itself. The education system is producing standard masks of degrees, diplomas and certificates. Beneath these masks are heroes, villains, gods and demons of society. And the ego or “I” is the root cause that no education system is willing to tackle.

As discussed in chapter 1, when we learn alphabets and words during our childhood, lots of repetitions take place before the information is etched on the mind. Due to this repetition, the delicate tissues that join one neuron with the other cannot withstand the pressure and breakdown. The other reason by which the ego or “I” gets intensified, is that we are taught to identify and express everything in words; i.e. name of person, place, things, events, experiences etcetera. For example, as young children at schools, we were taught to recognize objects through pictures and words. To know about the lion, we were first taught the word ‘lion’ and then shown a picture to go with it. The visit to the zoo followed after some time, but through this process, we develop a habit of remembering the words related to the pictures and objects. It creates an indirect experience and gives rise to imaginations. This leads to unclear registration of images of the objects. As a result, thousands and thousands of unclear memories get registered in our brain (brain stores word-less, graphical memories in form of pictures or snapshots of events as a natural activity and the mind associates the words and thoughts with them) and the delicate joints in the neurons get damaged on a very large scale.

Since the registration of the memories is unclear, the recall of those memories brings unclear memories in the mind. We keep on creating and accumulating such unclear memories throughout our lives. In turn, the whole life is spent satisfying the same unclear memories. The development of unclear memories leads to creation and strengthening of “I”. The following part throws more light on the process.

Since unclear memories exist in our brains, we are not able to experience anything in complete thereafter. When we recall a memory, or encounter an event similar to one that occurred in the past, the mind races to compare the two experiences. Since this comparison is going on in the mind, we are not able to see or experience the event directly at any given moment. The unclear memories of the past bring forth unclear information and indirect experience (due to the recall process) which adds more to the existing disorder. This happens so fast in the mind that we rarely, if at all, notice it. The recent experience thus gets registered as a new memory, which is again incomplete and unclear. This goes on million times in our lives and we keep looking for the same experiences, feelings or emotions and never find them. As explained earlier, there is a gap between these memories, i.e. memory of the past and the present experience (which is going to turn into a new memory itself). The empty gap that is present between these memories is actually sensitive, timeless and memory-less. However, the mind tries to fill this gap and uses the individual identity as the “subject”. This is how; "I" comes into being though it is actually never present. It is just an illusion created by the two word-bound unclear memories. However, the memory cheats itself by doing so and that is why the confusion in our life never ends. We start identifying ourselves to this illusory "I" and our entire life becomes sorrowful. Therefore it is very important to be aware of the above process. Buddha said it very simply, “Live in the Present.” Living in the present, means no recall of memories. Living in the present also means no creation of memories – no past, no future. No memories, no recall. These words are enough for those who seek the truth. Today our judgments and ideas are based on what we know – stored memories – and thus the truth of life cannot be found in the thoughts. True existence is in the ‘live moment’, the present and in there, are no past, no future and no memories.

The thoughtless state of the brain is timeless. When we take an approximate total of the timeless gaps between the two unclear memories in our entire life, we realize that a large period of sensitive timeless gap is lost in the hands of "I". Due to this, we have gone further away from reality.

The basis of any present memory is memory of the past of the same object or event. Let us consider an example of me looking at a rose. My observation of the rose should be direct in that moment but my “I’ (memory) starts comparing it with the rose that I had seen in the past, which was of a different color and fragrance. It is because of this comparison, that I am now unable to see the present, the current rose, directly and the result gets registered as an unclear memory in the mind. Can you recall the first rose you had seen in your life? Mostly, you will not be sure. You will vaguely remember it; or may not remember it at all. Due to this lack of clarity, we tend to rely on the fragments of unclear memories and keep on creating unclear mental pictures of objects. If the first experience had been profound and complete, you will “not need” to remember it at all. The brain will register a perfect image and you will recognize it only when you physically come across it again. In between, there will not be any memory, or the “I”. Easier said than done, though! It will take a long time to eliminate the influence of “I” from the brain. However, it will be a good idea to start by keeping an awareness of the process.

Although the "I", or ego, is created by the memories themselves, they tend to get confused by the illusory presence of "I" and assume that this "I" is something different from them (the memories). This creates an association and the memories feel that they are made for "I" and "I" feels that it is made for the memories. Because of this cycle, the brain comes under strain and is always tense, resulting in the damage of the brain tissues connecting the neurons. The flow of sensitivity from the brain to the body gets disrupted. This disruption in the body is a very unfortunate event. The entire mankind has to pay a very heavy price of not being able to enjoy the actual/natural state of happiness by getting into the slavery of the thoughts. To enjoy life in the truest sense, the joints (synapses) among the neurons have to increase in number. It is possible to repair this damage by reducing the thoughts and experiencing the thoughtless state of the brain. The more the joints, happier the body is. Animals enjoy their lives completely because they do not have to learn words and their brains are attuned with their bodies through perfect joints between the neurons. Their memory is always clear and therefore the question of creation of the illusory "I" does not exist in them. Because of the completeness of the circuits of the joints in their brain, the sensitivity flows in the body unhindered. They do not have a brain as advanced as ours and we do not have their thoughtlessness. They do not have any ego. They do not feel the need for any clothes. Why, because they do not think about it. Not that we will become primates again if we were thoughtless. We will still wear clothes but the illusion, thoughts and pride that comes with the clothes will disappear. Then what we wear will be of little importance.

There is one more reason why the mind cannot provide complete happiness and satisfaction to our body. It usually appears to us that the thoughts are produced instantly. On occasions, we are quick to think on our feet and come up with all sorts of excuses, stories and arguments. If you think that you think fast, think again. We often have this illusion that the speed of our mind is very high. In reality, its speed is negligible in comparison with the speed of the Universe. The Universe is expanding at the speed of 220 kms per second. The mind can only think twice in one second. Since we are part of the system (we do age no matter what we think), the speed of our body is almost equal to the speed of the Universe. The mind tries to race with it. It never comes close to this speed but since the experience of the present, is always absent; it (the mind or ego) feels that it is ahead of the body. The mind thinks that it has reached Australia, but the body has never moved. This is an illusion of the mind. It is outside the capacity of the mind to gauge the speed of sensitivity of the brain and human body. The fact is that the mind's speed is negligible to anything in the Universe. Even the speed of a bullock cart is faster than the speed of the mind.

Our memories are static. They are like still pictures taken from a box camera. Since the mind can never be in the present moment – it is always in thoughts, racing from one point to another, past to future – it never captures the ‘live’ events. In essence, it cannot, because it does not have the speed to keep up with the Universe or Nature. Thus our memories always remain static. However hard we look at the leaf, or even humans, we cannot see the aging process. We can only see two conditions of an event, before and after. The high-speed cameras can capture some of the natural moments. But we have to run the tape, frame by frame, to be able to watch it. Our memories are all still photographs. Whereas, in case of animals, there is no mind. They live in the present. Their brain is synchronized with Nature. Thus, the images that the brain captures are dynamic. While we see frame-by-frame recall of our memories, the animals see it in full motion. They posses natural memory which is clear and that is why the photographs recorded in their memory are dynamic or moving, like those taken from a movie camera. For example, a lion hunting a deer remembers to attack the throat at all times, even while running at great speed. We, human beings, caught in the unclear memories and mind, barely manage to see a stationary deer in totality. Therefore, animals can see their memory moving and humans see it as still or steady. Try recalling some experience. You will only be able to visualize images, not motions. You will “think” of a moving car but not actually see it.

Unclear memories are word-bound and clear memories are based on sensitivity. Unclear memory is that of the mind and the clear memory of the brain. The Mind is not the Brain. Clear memories are full and complete photographs of the ‘live’ moment. As animals do not posses word-bound thoughts, the joints of their neurons are not broken and the flow of sensitivity takes place from the brain to the body without any interruptions. It is very important that the joints in our brain increase as much as possible and only then will we be able to experience complete sensitivity of the brain and lead a happy life. The latest research on Einstein's brain, by three neuroscientists, Sandra Vetalson, Debra Kiger & Thomas Harve, shows that though Einstein rose to such eminence, as a child he was a late learner of speech. Therefore, his inferior parietal lobules, developed to a greater extent. Researchers have further found that all children who are late learners of speech in their lives, tend to become mathematicians and scientists. To attain complete enlightenment (metaphor only; in essence nothing is to be attained. A thoughtless brain is enlightened by itself), the joints of these neurons have to be the maximum. However today's humans are left with only 100 such joints (out of thousands) and the rest are all damaged. Neurons keep on dying and reproducing themselves, always maintaining their original numbers. When the neurons die, they leave behind their characteristics, which are inherited by the new neurons. Therefore, the joints remain broken and there is no path left for the flow of sensitivity from the brain to the body.

Memory is stored in our brain in the form of compartments. When one thought activates, all the compartments having information related to that thought, start vibrating and the continuous flow of the thought process takes place. This results in vibrations of 90 to 100 thousand neurons at the same time. When thought-induced emotions (condensed thoughts) such as love, hatred, sexual desires erupt, it becomes difficult to come out of it, because of the continuous vibrations of the neurons. This results in damage of the joints and also prevents formation of new joints. As explained earlier, since the experiences are always incomplete, the thirst for repetition of the event or that experience always remains in the neurons as a residue. We keep on seeking the complete experience – which will never happen through the thinking mind – and more desires and ambitions are created. The cycle goes on throughout life. That is why, the desires can never be satisfied. The above process is shown in the following diagram;

Incomplete Memories

It may be noted that the idea is not to reject or neglect the thought process. What is unacceptable is that the unconscious state of "I", which is created by the mechanical, word-bound habits of the tongue, vocal cord, and mind. Creation and existence of the ego is the problem. The illusions exist, because the mind creates a duality in our vision. We, ourselves, are the thinking mind caught in the cycle of thoughts and memories. When the ego departs, the brain takes control. When that happens, the thoughts and memories become natural. Today, the mind or “I” is thriving on the thoughts and creating numerous desires. Our awareness should be on eliminating this illusion. We have to ask ourselves, “Who are we to torment our brain for satisfying the illusory "I"?” If the brain is cleared from the illusion of "I", it can use thoughts and memories in the right direction and make mankind happy and prosperous.

To lead a satisfied life and to become ‘Pragyavaan’ (brain in its natural state), it is essential that we recognize the illusory nature of the mind and try to free ourselves from it. As explained earlier, it is a paradox that “I am talking about freeing me from myself”. However, as the emphasis on thoughtlessness increases, the mind looses it grip on our body and the influence of brain becomes stronger. With increasing thoughtlessness and live awareness, the neurons in the joints (synapses) will start repairing themselves and the body will be in the equilibrium with the brain. We had talked about the science of the Universe in chapter 10 (Atom to Eternity). Just like the empty space that exists between the electrons, protons and neutrons in the atom, there is an empty space in our genes and neurons. In the universe, this emptiness in the atom, leads to creation and in our body the flow of sensitivity from the brain to each part of the body. This complete flow of sensitivity only can make humans happy. The completeness of the integrated circuits of the joints in the brain will lead to clear memories and the illusion of "I" will gradually vanish. Only this state of the brain, devoid of "I", can make mankind happy in the truest sense.

All rules and regulations, religions, morality, political and scientific systems are based on the imagination of word-bound thoughts and unclear memories. Since all these systems are born out of word-bound unclear imagination, how can word-bound imaginative "I", get any satisfaction out of it?

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