Scientists and new age thinkers have been trying ever harder to understand the working of the mind but with little success. How do we decode working of the mind? What is the solution that helps overcome the vagaries of the mind? What is its relevance to people who come from any walk of life and possess little or very high intelligence? How can we utilize the power of ‘mind engineering’ technology to experience fulfillment, happiness and satisfaction in our lives and raise our lives to sublime heights.?
The world around us is the phenomenal world the physical world of matter space forces and energy. And the technology that we all study and acquire relates to this phenomenal world, the material world. However, the Vedas informs us that there is another world where our technology does not reach and this world is yet very relevant to all of us. This is the world within you, the world of your own mind.
How can that be? We have never known or thought about it. There is and it is a very huge world we experience in our dreams. When we sleep, the intellect rests and this the time when we start dreaming. When the mind also rests, we fall into deep sleep. There are no dreams. But in that dream state we see, talk, hear, touch, etc. How do we do all this? Our five working senses and five knowledge scenes are on the bed under the comforter?
Your eyes are closed. Which pair of eyes are you using to see in that dream? This is our inner world. You are experiencing the world within you. In that world, its possible sometimes you travel half way across world, from USA to India, to Hong Kong, Africa, even the moon! You start flying like a bird. There is a huge deep world within us.
This world is created by ourselves. The external world is created by whatever you believed – The Big bang or the creator or whatever, but this external world is one. If there is a book, it remains a book for all of us. But the internal world varies in all of us.
Let us consider a technologist who has made a new discovery. He is exceedingly pleased with his work while his colleague is green with envy! He thinks, “I wish I had been smart enough to get this idea.” The same technology gives happiness to one and misery to another. So the technology relates to the external world. It is a reality and it is one. But the internal sentiment of happiness and misery that each person developed was their own internal world which is different for all. So, in our internal world reside our sentiments, attachments, love, hate, envy, tension, anxiety, values and emotions.
This is the mind, the creator of our inner world.
This internal world is very important for all of us. The technology that we all learn and acquire in schools will help us harness the forces of external nature and help us utilize these things for the comforts of the body. However, the experience of fulfillment happiness and satisfaction is not dependent upon the external objects, but the state of our own mind.
John Milton the western philosopher had said the mind is a place of its own and in itself can make heaven out of hell and hell out of heaven. The mind is so powerful that sitting in heaven, it can make you experience hell. Sitting in hell, it can make you experience heaven. So technology will make the objects of happiness available to you. But the experience of happiness will come from the mind. Our ability to utilize our academic knowledge to achieve success in the material world is directly related to the state of our mind.