The Mysteries Of Mind: [04.01] Transformation Of Personality - Equanimity (1)

Published: 17.04.2006
Updated: 06.10.2008
  • One who knows the nature of doubt knows the whole world.
  • One who does not know the nature of doubt does not know anything about the world.
  • The aspirant for emancipation should break the chain of at­tachments and aversions with the help of enlightenment.
  • Such an aspirant is said to have crossed the ocean of life and to have become free and detached.
  • By hearing or knowing or by chance some point of conscious­ness begins to expand and the first ray of existence bursts forth.
  • The first ray of undefiled consciousness - clarity of vision.
  • The second ray of undefiled consciousness - experience of happiness and light.
  • The third ray of undefiled consciousness - constancy of the experience of happiness - manifestation of everlasting enlight­enment.
  • The fourth ray of undefiled consciousness - acquisition of the original source of happiness - acquisition of the original source of everlasting illumination.
  • Knowledge of the distinction between individuality and exist­ence leading to the transformation of the individual.
  • Formerly the two in pleasure and sorrow appeared to be pleas­ing but now only happiness attracts me.
  • Sometimes I felt pleasure and at other times sorrow due to the effects of past actions, but now I feel indifferent to both.
  • Formerly I felt consciousness at times only, but now I am pos­sessed perpetually by consciousness only.
  • In a state of unconsciousness the mind and actions strayed away from each other, but now they have become united once for all - having a full knowledge of actions.
  • Formerly I possessed knowledge, but now I have become em­bedded in knowledge.
  • Consequences of discernment - neutrality,
  • Consequences of neutrality - disinterestedness.
  • Consequences of disinterestedness - equanimity.
  • The practice of transformation:
    • The continuous stream of discernment.
    • The ascent of energy.
    • Watching consciousness.
Sources
  • The Mysteries Of Mind © by Acharya Mahaprajna
  • Translated by K.L. Goswami
  • Compiled by Muni Mahendra Kumar
  • Published by Jain Vishva Barati
  • 2nd Edition, 2002

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