Saturday, May 21, 2016
The Fifth Modification of The Mind
There are five modification of the mind; right knowledge, wrong knowledge, imagination, sleep and memory.
Memory is tricky because it can be misused. Your memory is not always reliable. We tend to change, omit, polish and embellish our past. We remember what is best for the ego and tend to forget or eliminate that which is not. So we all have a storehouse of dropped or distorted memories. The key is to be honest with yourself about your past so that you can let go of it and be present. If you know your past as it was then you will not want to repeat it or get caught up in it. Instead you will move forward with a sense of balance, strength, flexibly and present awareness.
Whatever the past, be true to it. When this happens you have freedom because you can then let go of the past and you will be authentic. When you become authentic you become strong and when you become strong nothing can disturb you. In this you can always remove what is wrong. You will find clarity of mind and in this discover the pathway to freedom. Clarity and honesty become the basic ground from which you live your life.
Let’s practice present awareness
The ego remembers what is good for the ego. To transcend this we must be willing to be completely honest with ourselves. Your memory can get you into trouble if you use it wrongly. A clear consciousness allows you to cut away the wrong, know the right, imagine the best and sleep well. Clear the past, don’t worry about the future and be here now.