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#17 3bob

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:41 PM

Bindi, Is not mind one of those koshas?  Granted mind is very important but still not true identity.  (btw. and as you know there is the Buddhist teaching that says consciousness is an aggregate so if we go by that teaching (which I don't) consciousness is not going to cut it either when it comes to 'looking or unhooking".


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 11:43 PM

What if the mind as we know it can be reformed, not dismissed as illusory or monkey mind and ignored. When mind is educated by instructions from a deeper level, it can learn to see the illusions it labours under, and it can come to understand its role in relation to the Eternal Self.
 
A cleared mind should be under no illusion that it is the true identity, to me though it plays a vital role in the process of slowly shifting our perspective from duality to non-duality and the perspective of the Eternal Self. 

 
 

Mental - Manamaya kosha 

The next of the koshas is Manamaya kosha. Mana means mind. It is the level of processing thoughts and emotions. It is in direct control of the operation, through the prana, of the physical body and senses. It is like a supervisor in a factory, in that it gives instructions, but is not supposed to be the manager of the factory of life. Because of this, it naturally has doubts, and created illusions. When it receives clear instructions from the deeper level, it functions quite well. However, when it is clouded over by its illusions, the deeper wisdom is clouded over.
 
After taking care of the physical body and training the energy flow of prana, the most important part to be trained in positive ways is this level of mind. In meditation, we become aware of Manamaya kosha, explore it, and then go inward, to and through the remaining koshas.

 
http://www.swamij.com/koshas.htm


Edited by Bindi, 06 January 2017 - 11:45 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:48 AM

Bindi,

Nice quote and post with #18!  Also with the term reformed that you used I'd add unified - as in not at war or at odds with its functions.  As for mind shifting perspective that is one way to put it, another is that as our minds settle down or clear awareness/consciousness/being is then not so divided or caught-up and can see into, through and even beyond mind forms.


Edited by 3bob, 07 January 2017 - 06:51 AM.

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