Layers of the Mind 5: The Subliminal Mind

  • Namaskar, welcome to Session 5 of the Layers of the Mind course.

    The second layer of the Causal Mind is the Subliminal Mind. It is sometimes referred to as the layer of “special knowledge” because it includes many higher qualities of mind such as kindness, tolerance, compassion and wisdom. Wisdom includes conscience: the ability to determine right from wrong, and the permanent from the temporary. Conscience leads to non-attachment, because once we realize the impermanence of things we become less inclined to be attached to them. Non-attachment does not, however, mean renouncing the world or becoming emotionally detached from others: it means to keep everything in the right perspective and not to give undue importance to things that don’t deserve it. For example, we tend to give too much weight to material wealth and objects of desire that can divert our attention from the more important things in life.

    Once a student asked his guru, “What is the nature of attachment?” The guru replied that he would tell him later. Later on that day they were walking through a forest when suddenly the guru embraced a tree and started shouting “Help! This tree has caught me!” The student looked at him perplexed. “Sir, what are you talking about? The tree has not caught you; you have caught it! Then the guru said, “Yes, that’s the nature of attachment — we hold onto things that we do not need to hold on to.”

    In the Subliminal Mind there is full Cosmic knowledge of past, present and future. It’s all there to be tapped, but to be able to do that we first need to control the cruder layers of mind and develop our access to this one.

    The natural development of this layer of mind is through psychic clash. This development is accelerated by special techniques of concentration that you can learn as higher meditation lessons.

    “The attainment of one’s inner self is only possible through love for the Infinite… Fill your heart with love of the Infinite, and your soul will be transformed into the Supreme Soul. No worldly happiness is limitless. Dedicate yourself completely to the blissful ocean of the Supreme Soul. Then alone will you realize what happiness really is.”

    Shrii Shrii Anandamurti


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