4.25-30

(4.25) Correct Scientific Thought is the ability to adjust our thought process to the will of the universal; to cooperate with natural law.

This is how we integrate knowledge. Knowledge must be the catalyst for adjusting our behavior to support our ideal state.

(4.26) This is acquired by securing a perfect understanding of the principle forces, methods, and combinations of mind.

Forces, ie. magnetism/cause and effect

Methods, ie. inductive reasoning

Combinations, ie. dialogue and activity replacement (pattern interupts)

(4.27) The universal mind is the basic fact of all existence.

(1.5) The universal mind is the life principle of every atom in existence.

(4.28) The cause of all lack, limitation, disease, disharmony and discord are the result of the exact same law. This law acts relentlessly and is continually bringing about conditions in correspondence to the thought that originated or created them.

Thought which does not support nature/universal mind (the principle of life to thrive) is responsible for every ill the human race has been afflicted (3.5).

(4.29) Inspiration is the art of self realization. It is the art of adjusting the individual mind to that of the universal mind; a recognition of the omnipresence of omnipotence.

Self realization is awareness of self as distinct from ego. We must rise above “ego” to recognize it.

Omnipresence is existing everywhere.

Omniscience is unlimited knowledge.

(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think, thus, our quality of thought determines conditions we meet in life.

Our quality of thought can be measured by its support of natural law. Does our thought support the right of all life to thrive equally?

The Observer Gets To Decide

You can not silence the monkey mind.

As soon as I ask you not to think of a blue unicorn, you already have. If you are meditating to eliminate internal dialouges you will be disappointed and very frustrated because the internal dialogues will only get louder as your attention is drawn to your inability to stop thinking. Even in sleep, ruminating mind continues its quest to extact value and meaning from experience.

The point of meditation is silence. When we are absolutely still, our nervous system has an opportunity to reset itself.

The silence is a physical stillness. The silence is the first step towards self control; self mastery. (4.7-8).

Dialouge Replacement is the technique in which we introduce internal dialogues that support our ideal state. By meditating on these optimal dialouges, we must, neccesarily, sacrifice unwanted dialouges because conscious mind can only focus on so much at any given time. These new dialouges create new subconscious beliefs and repetition reinforces them. This is the essence of mantras, and functions by the law of growth.

(2.28) The law of growth depends upon reciprocal action. The individual is complete at all times and this makes it possible to receive only as we give.

Thought is substance in equalibrium (2.30), and this substance is constantly changing form based on where we direct our attention. In other words, our experience of conditions is a result of our directed attention.

Increasing our practice

Increasing our practice is essential. By increasing our practice we must, neccesarily, adjust our habits. This brings unconscious patterns into awareness. Awareness allows us to consciously replace habits with intentional rituals (your practice).

The more we can remain conscious observers of experience rather than lose ourselves in the drama of conditions, the richer and more rewarding experience will become.

Pattern Interupts is a technique where the individual introduces discipline (ritual) into their life for the purpose of replacing how they spend time; ensuring time is spent in action that supports an ideal state.

The Observer State is the ideal state because the Observer gets to decide.

Deep Dive #3: Duality

(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names such as inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and bad.

(3.22) These are not seperate entities but parts or aspects of the whole.

Tantra often talks of “the end of duality.” This refers to the dissolution of judgement with regards to extremes, as refernced in 3.21-22. The end of duality does not mean that “good” and “bad” in the moral sense do not exist, rather that we do not judge experience as it happens to us. Karma comes to us as a result of our thoughts and actions. Thus, it should be clear that Tantra advocates the importance of personal responsibility. The end of duality is NOT an abandonment of morality.

2.7-12

(2.7) If our desires are in harmony with the forward movement of the great whole, forces will be set in motion that bring about the desired result.

The “forward movement of the great whole” is the momentum of nature to thrive. (1.24)

(2.8) Our environment reflects conditions corresponding with our predominant mental attitude.

Our predominant mental attitude will determine our perception of conditions within our environment.

(2.9) This is the law of attraction.

(2.10) Thought will automatically correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

The object is the subject of our thought upon which our attention is directed.

(2.11) Wealth is the offspring of power.

Power is an understanding and utilization of the creative power of thought to alter our perception of conditions.

(2.12) Possessions are of value only as they confer power.

Possessions are the things that possess us). They are of value when they do not scatter our mind. Tools become weapons when they hijack our ability to focus our attention.

2.1-6

(2.1) There are two modes of mental activity, conscious and subconscious.

(2.2) Ease and perfection depend, entirely, upon the degree in which cease to depend upon the conscious mind.

When action becomes automatic, you will excel at anything you set out to do. This is the “secret weapon” of all who master their chosen fascinations.

(2.3) The value of the subconscious is enormous. It guides us, warns us, is the seat of memory and controls the vital processes.

The subconscious is responsible for maintaining biological systems within the body (heartbeat, digestion, etc). Because biological systems operate regardless of conscious participation, we may overlook our ability to influence these systems.

(2.4) The conscious mind has the faculty of discrimination; it has the power of reasoning. It is the seat of the will and may impress the subconscious.

Discrimination–in this context–describes the method by which mind assigns value and meaning. This is an “elimination” process. Ruminating mind is constantly evaluating incoming information and making selections with regards to what is relevant to our experience.

Will is the product of this discriminatory process.

…impress the subconscious: empowering will to influence our behavior (willpower)

If we neglect the opportunity to consciously participate/impress the subconscious, we default to habitual behavior.

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.

Habits are formed through repetition. Ideally, our will is not in conflict with our habits and our habits are in harmony with the desire of life to thrive.

(2.6) We may impress the subconscious by mentally stating what is wanted.

Whenever we think, we mentally state what is wanted. (1.6)

3.7.17.8~ Eliminating Fear

(3.7) Fear can be eliminated by an understanding and recognition of the true source of power.

The true source of power is our ability to think–polarity between the Universal (Self) and the individual (ego). A knowledge of cause and effect is what gives us the confidence that our focused intention is all that is required to destroy fear.

(2.13) A knowledge of cause and effect allows men to plan courageously and execute fearlessly.

A knowledge of cause and effect gives us the confidence to believe in the power of thoughts to change our perception of experience.

(4.13) A practical working knowledge of cause and effect is secured through an understanding of natural law.

(4.14) The result is a conscious realization of our ability to adjust ourselves to divine and unchanging principles. 

Adjustment of behavior depends upon Confidence of Belief to ensure that our adjustment is genuine, otherwise unauthentic adjustment is repression not subjugation. Repression is the spirit of denial and inspires guilt due to the ineffectiveness of repression to eliminate undesired thought.

(8.23) To absolutely convince yourself of the truth concerning the conditions you desire to see manifested is the method for destroying all forms of fear.

(3.17) Causation depends upon polarity. A circuit must be formed. The Universal is the positive side of the battery of life, the individual is the negative, and thought forms the circuit.

The interaction between the Universal (Self) and the Individual (ego) produces consciousness. Consciousness is expressed through the contra-sexual, that is, the feminine principle in men (anima) and the masculine principle in womem (animus).

Our relationship with our contra-sexual reflects the level of consciousness in which we are operating. The contra sexual is an internal representation of the outward relationships we have with the opposite sex.  All physical world relationships are reflections of aspects of ourselves, personified to enhance our ability to relate to these aspects, just as characters  in our dreams symbolize an internal quality within ourselves. The nature of sleep dreams is the same as the nature of the waking dream.

(3.8) Our predominant mental attitude frames how we experience conditions we meet in life.

Our predominant mental attitude is the default system. Our default system is acquired or intentional.

Acquired:

(5.4) The conscious mind receives its governing tendencies from heredity, which means they are the result of the choices and belief systems inherited from all past generations.

Intentional:

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.

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3.23.24~ Related By Character

(3.23) The Universal Mind-the creative principle from which all things proceed-is the governing principle of the physical, mental and spiritual world. 

In Jungian psychology, The Universal Mind is represented as the Collective Unconscious.

(8.27) The nature of Universal Mind is spiritual and, consequently, creative. It seeks to express itself in form.

Within the Collective Unconscious reside archetypes, which may be understood as qualities of behavior. Archetypes transcend cultural and individual belief systems, in the same way that breathing, eating, defecting, etc. transcend cultural and individual belief systems. They are psychological systems that have evolved to ensure the development and survival of consciousness.

The Physical World contains all form, from ladybugs and trees to computers and people. Ego–as it translates experience to Self–interprets form as individual objects. This gives rise to the concept of identity. If we see other people as objects, it becomes easy to objectify them.

If you are watching a film in a theatre, the image projected is considered form(s). No one is confused that the form they are seeing projected on the screen is the actual person (object). Inherent with an understanding of form is the dissolution of separateness upon which all manner of division and prejudice depends.

The Mental World is the abode of ruminating mind. Thoughts are like clouds that pass by. They do not identify who we are and, as such, have no value or meaning until we latch onto them. When we direct our attention toward a thought, we transport it from the Mental World to the Spiritual World.

The Spiritual World is the world we create as a result of our ability to think. See:

(6:24) Thought is spiritual and therefore creative and will correlate with it’s object and bring it into manifestation. 

(8.20) Correct thinking is a recognition of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to control it. 

(3.24) We are related to this creative principle by our ability to think. 

This “creative principle” is the Collective Unconscious, which exists within all life. Thus, our ability to think is our ability to relate with all forms of life.

(1.10) All power comes from within; the universal fountain of supply. The infinite energy of each individual, an outlet. 

Words are not the most effective method of communication.

Research conducted by Dr. Albert Mehrabian shows that we rely on the spoken word for only 7% of communication. 38% comes from tone of voice, and 55% is body language. Tone of voice and body language communicate character. Character has been defined as “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.”

(1.25) Thought is transmuted into character and character is the magnet which creates the environment of the individual. 

Thus, we are related to the Collective Unconscious within all forms by the character which our thought produces.

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