The mind and the dakinis

In the same way that we need to wash our hands both for our internal progress we need the two minds. One is the ordinary mind and the other is in another dimension of consciousness. Calle Ramiro writes.


The ordinary mind is which thinks or is left thinking, that wave is, which is going to the past or the future, which also analyzes and sometimes reasons, and sometimes - rarely - used voluntary and conscious reflection. It is the mind of the past and the mind that is projected into the future; It is the mind of the ideas or concepts, abstractions, speculations and speculations; It is the mind that rarely for, which is always in feverish dynamism. That is the mind which, sometimes, is a true - making a game of words - lie, a fraud and a fiasco, because now you can say one thing and then another, and so on.

Of that mind, which is like a continuous movement of ideas and concepts, and tags and words and comparisons and measurements, this mind there is something that if it can be used in the search for harmony, and is fine reasoning, controlled reasoning, reasoning that becomes discernment; being able to see and then proceed or not proceed accordingly.

This reasoning, that correct analysis, that proper thinking, is very useful. What happens is that the same that we don't stop thinking, most of the time we don't know use objective thinking because we filter it with all kinds of addictions, annoyances, preferences and dislikes, with which often defile that thought. But if we purify it well, is very useful because it also helps us to discern, to choose, to know what take and what to leave, even to define our goal in the inner search, or abroad, our life goals.

Yoga does not underestimate the thinking; yoga against what prevents us is against the useless and cumbersome thinking that makes us suffer to us and others. And that thought is that, little by little, must be to eliminate because it occupies a unnecessary place in mind and eventually becomes the great thief of our happiness.

But even, orderly thinking, rational thinking, objective, thoughtful, conscious and voluntary, thought even that, is insufficient. Useful ESS, can lead us to many places, but it is insufficient. Just like a car you can drive up to the limit of the Earth far reaches the ocean, but then you have to change your vehicle and take a boat, so the same applies to thinking. Thus, best worked thought nor gives answers to everything, also has many limitations because it is twisted by selfishness, just in case, schemas and old patterns.

Another mind dakinis

Hay otra mente que ya no es la mente de superficie, ya no es la mente egocéntrica, ya no es la mente personalista, ya es otro tipo de mente. Cómo será que por ello se la llama Ummani, and in my book the Fakir is called Nirvana Kala, the "House of silence", and somehow, in all the ancient teachings points to the dakinis.

We know that for our live daily we need the ordinary mind, but to our live interior we need another mind. Thus, the Chinese speak of the "no thought", and in Christianity, in a book called The cloud of not knowing, the great Mystics tell us that "know" not knowing.

Esa No-mente, como quiera que la llamemos, no se rige por ideas, ni por etiquetas y rótulos, ni es una mente que mide o compara, ni es una mente fragmentada en el pasado y en el futuro. Es una mente que está más allá de las ideas, que trabaja a través de la percepción y de la intuición y que vive en la instantaneidad, que nace y muere a cada momento y, por eso, no acarrea memoria.

All of us are so immersed in the chaotic mind that we didn't even suspect that there is another type of mind, a mind still, a profound nature that has nothing to do with ideas, the agitation, anxiety, attachment or hatred, but it is another thing that actually neither even needed a Word to define it because the important thing is to experience it. Once, albeit very briefly, all have had the experience of a mind more quiet, more profound and more beatific.

Beatífico es un término que asociamos con lo religioso pero no, una persona puede ser nada religiosa y ser beatífica (que no beata), y una persona puede ser religiosa y no sentir la beatitud. La beatitud es un estado de gozo, lo que los yoguis denominan Sat Chit Ananda, que quiere decir Ser, Consciencia y Dicha, y ese Ser, Consciencia y Dicha nunca se encuentra en la mente ordinaria, se encuentra en la No- mente o en la mente que está en otro estado u otra dimensión de consciencia.

Fijaos que no es por casualidad, que Patañjali empieza en los Yogasutras diciendo: “Yoga es la inhibición de la mente”. Otros lo traducen como que “yoga es el control de las ideas en la mente”, otros,” la inhibición del pensamiento”, etc. Yoga es otro lado de la mente que no tiene que ver con la mente ordinaria; también por eso meditamos, desarrollamos la consciencia, estamos atentos.

La mente ordinaria, como os decía, es egocéntrica, no sabe del amor profundo y real. La No-mente no es egocéntrica, no es tan personalista y es infinitamente más amorosa.

Si nos preguntamos: ¿podría vivir uno solo en la No-mente? En esta socieda no, desde luego; quizá en un bosque, en la montaña, pero en la sociedad no. Por eso debemos manejarnos con la mente y con la No-mente, pero el problema es que estamos tanto en la mente que nunca visitamos las regiones fértiles de la No-mente. Hay que ir aprendiendo a utilizar, pues, la mente: razonamiento dinámico, activo, voluntario y claro que dilucide, no que empantane. Y, por otro lado, hacer visitas a la No-mente para reconfortarnos, para centrarnos, para estar en nuestro Ser un poco más. Por eso hay que manejarse en estos dos lados de la mente.

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By • 5 Sep, 2016 • section: Signatures, Calle Ramiro