Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Mind is represented by the westerner’s psyche.

The typical example was Socrates, Man-
Thinking, as Emerson used to say. The poet, the
scholar, the scientist, the technocrat - all are only
variations of the thinking man. The basic unit of
mind is image. And its various denominations
are the sign, symbol, word, sound, thought,
ambition, imagination, intuition, and so on.
The thinking man is a stage in evolution. This
stage has to be consciously transcended. This
learning to think is essential before remaining
thoughtless. Man must first learn to think
through any subject and correctly. This habit is
fully represented by a scientist and technologist.
It must precede before learning yoga, the art of
stopping thinking like an Indian. In this aspect
the westerner is going on the right path perhaps
and the Indian, by avoiding thinking totally, is
mistaken. The root cause of all the miseries of
the Indians is that they don’t know how to think
properly. This is unfortunately not taught in the
schools or colleges. That is why the average
Indian relies upon any cheap, selfish politician
who promises to think for the public. One fact
is forgotten in India that democracy needs two
qualities for its survival, tolerance and individual,
discriminative thinking. Only the former is kept
to some extent in India, but cannot go on for
long. The cause of ills occurring from politicians,
bureaucrats, goondas, robbers, and barons of
industry is this neglect of thinking on the part
of the voting public. This was not so in ancient
India when philosophical systems flourished
everywhere, and philosophical debate and
discussion in the market place was an everyday,
common sight. This fact is ignored by modern
Indian mystics and seers. They want their illiterate
public to leap into mystical states without going
through the right channels. All the textbooks
of Vedanta advocate argumentative thinking as
the initial way for the student before going to
the final stage of experiencing non-dual silence.
Sankara’s books are ample proof of this fact.
Self-consciousness is an essential stage in
the evolution of consciousness. From herdinstinct,
through self-consciousness to cosmicconsciousness,
from man to a Buddha--this is the
right form of conscious evolution. A Buddhist
or a Vedantin must be a scientist first and the
scientist must learn silence. Only then will the
world have complete men and be free from the
dangers of fragmented minds.
In the western intellectual tradition, this process
can be seen in the lives and literatures of
Jung, Goethe, Dante, and Homer. Jung and
Goethe represent fully the second stage of selfconscious
humans. The first, the animal stage,
is, unfortunately represented by the common
consumer of the west. This reversing of the
natural, original evolutionary process is the
dangerous aspect of consumerism. It is a threat
to man’s survival. If this consumerism continues
and succeeds all over the world and man turned
into an animal again he shall be left behind by
the Elan Vital as it has done in the past with
Dinosaurs and other innumerable species. It is
the foremost duty of the leaders of the western
intellectual tradition to warn the public and
stop them from the second ‘Fall’ of man. With
this second fall, perhaps there would be no
redeemer. The species could be extinguished
once for all from the face of the earth.
The IT revolution and computer education
are the right signals given by the evolutionary
process. They are making even people from the
rural areas of India to think. For the first time,
man is becoming man, a self-conscious animal in
the process of thinking. Learning mathematics
is the right way to become a thinker - an
objective, scientific thinker free from prejudices
and idiosyncrasies. When more than 50 percent
of the world population achieve computer
literacy, mankind will enter into its next phase
of evolution, that is, the spiritual phase. Not
before. A Buddha, a Christ, a Sankara, and a
Thiruvalluvar - these few individuals are not the
whole of mankind however great and illumined
they were. All the cells in the body go to make
a human body. The loss of one cell is also the
loss of the body. Which cell in the body is me?
Every cell. Thus every cell is important and must
become fully conscious, fully alive to make the
body totally awake. The meditative technique
of vipassana discovered by Buddha teaches
only this wisdom. The east must learn the art of
thinking and computer literacy from the west,
not its base consumerism. The west must learn
the yoga of silence from the east. Only then the
human species has a chance for survival.
In 1924 Jung traveled to America. There he met
Ochwiay Biano (Mountain Lake), the chief of
Taos Pueblo Indians. He revealed a truth about
the white man’s psyche to Jung and Jung agreed
with him. Jung writes: He struck a vulnerable
spot and unveiled a truth to which I was blind.
“See”, Ochwiay Biano said, “How cruel the
whites look. Their lips are thin, their noses
sharp, their faces furrowed and distorted by
folds. Their eyes have a staring expression; they
are always seeking something. What are they
seeking? The whites always want something;
they are always uneasy and restless. We do not
know what they want. We do not understand
them. We think that they are mad. They say
they think with their heads not with their hearts
as we do. (Head - thinking is an act of selfconsciousness,
a fragmented consciousness
and heart thinking here is nothing but herd
instinct of animals, man - animal one can say
not compassion of a Buddha.)
Jung reflects: I fell into a long meditation. For
the first time in my life, so it seemed to me,
someone had drawn for me a picture of the real
white man”.
Here started the mid - life crisis of Jung and
he discovered the remedy in his own brand
of yoga, ‘the process of individuation’. Every
white man must follow the footsteps of this sage
of Switzerland, not the voice of the advertising
media which will take him and his culture to
the grave and not to any real substance or
Even this sage was mistaken in one aspect. He
said that it was dangerous for a white man to
learn yoga from the east. Perhaps it was mere
professional jealousy. Millions of white people
have learnt yoga and have proved him wrong.
His predecessor Goethe was right when he
East and West
Can no longer be kept apart
For the human species is one.
Goethe’s creation of Faust was the exact
portrayal of modern man of the west. Goethe, the
true poet was the right voice of the evolutionary
force. In 1826, he writes about Faust:
He is a man who feels himself impatient and ill
at ease in the limitations of earthly existence,
regarding even the possession of the highest
wisdom, the enjoyment of the best that life can
offer, as incapable of satisfying his aspirations
in the least, so that he comes back from any
experience he essays unhappy than before.
This ‘monster without aim or peace’ he calls
himself in the Urfaust. Faust and Goethe long
for the fullest experience of life, even though he
is convinced that nothing will satisfy him.
Now, contrast this ‘longing for the fullest
experience of life on this earth’ with a Buddha’s,
a Sankara’s, a Christ’s. a Vallalar’s longing for
total renunciation of this life and entry into the
other world.
Faust and Goethe will feel satisfied only with this
spiritual culture of the east, not with his professed
self-culture of the physical, of the artistic, the
intellectual, and the emotional centre. For total
integrity one more centre of consciousness has
to be tapped and experienced: the spirit.
The level of consciousness of a Faust or the
modern man of the west is well illustrated with
a parable in Vedanta. A dog bites into a bone.
The blood oozes. It sucks the blood and enjoys
the taste. But the truth is there is no blood in
the food, in the bone. The bone pierced the
upper roof of its mouth and blood comes out of
the wound. The dog is sucking and tasting only
its own blood, mistaking it to coming from the
food. No, the taste comes from within, from
the spirit. Bone or food or the external object
is only a switch, an instrument that brings on
the light of the taste. When all the taste, the
bliss, is inside, in one’s own spirit, one’s own
consciousness, why rely, unnecessarily on the
outside world? asks Vedanta.
Again this exclusiveness on the experience of
the spiritual, at the cost of the physical is one
sided. The right answer perhaps was provided
by Homer’s Ulysses. The tradition was followed
later by Virgil’s Aeneus and Dante in his Divine
Comedy. It is to learn and master the secrets
of both the physical world and the spiritual
world and enjoy both from this station, the
earth. Ulysses learns to enter into Hades and
comes back, Aeneus does the same. Ulysses is
not deceived by the worlds and wants only one
thing, to go back to his wife Penelope and to
his homeland. Dante went one step further. In
his reverie or meditation he travels like Ulysses
and Aeneus not only into hell, but he also goes
to purgatory and the very Heaven, the spiritual
world where God lives and comes back to this
world. Now the development of consciousness
is almost complete. I say almost because he
has not mastered ‘death’ and conquered nature
- both physical and spiritual. This was done
and the cycle completed in the Tamil Siddhas,
particularly in the life of Saint Ramalinga (1823-
) of Vadalur in Tamilnadu. A Siddha is one who
sees the spiritual world from his seat here on

I Have Taken From Book : The Science of Enlightment and Immortality Magazine
Author: Kuppusamy R
For Full Download : http://www.vallalarfiles.com/file/zzbxb/none/12182570.pdf

Thanking you
Love and Blessing
R. Kuppusamy
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1 comment:

  1. Hari Om Suresh,
    Do you know what software (text to speech ?) that was used to create the audio version of Mind And No Mind audio book (hosted in sound cloud). Thanks