Swami Vishvarupananda omkar at GIASDL01.VSNL.NET.IN
Thu Jan 16 10:40:49 CST 1997

> Thinking is not the problem just as breathing is not a problem.  Consious
> thinking which is nothing but contemplation where mind with full
> deleberation is directed to think, that thinking leads to knowledge.
> Krishna's teaching involes thinking.  So is the teaching of Nisargadatta
> Maharaj or Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi. Capacity to think is the glory of
> mind.  Trying to stop that, is a useless pursuit.  Contemplation with
> inquirty to the very source of thinking can lead to a disolution of
> thinking - like "analyze the analysit".  There the  absence of thoughts
> not deliberate but natural. One can go crazy in trying to supress the
> thoughts.  Drugs can do that job very easily!

Yes, very true. And it is that natural state that leads beyond the bounds
of the intellect and mind and in which direct perception happens, and it is
from here that one proceeds to the state where subject, object and
perception are one, where Brahman is realised by _being_ THAT.
What you say is an important aspect that needs to be mentioned in
connection with going beyond mind.

Greetings and Om,
Swami Vishvarupananda

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