The Mind and Enlightenment.

The messenger.

The chatter of the mind blocks enlightenment. Many seekers of enlightenment set the mind to a myriad of tasks and the only result of this is ‘ments’* like flies in a bottle – a lot of noise and activity going nowhere. Remember that the path to enlightenment involves subduing the mind, subjugating it.

*My word for thoughts. To differentiate between Thought and mental activity I use these words: Thinking/mental activity = mentivity; think = ment; thinking = menting.

About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book. February 2020. My search - my journey, is now complete.
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2 Responses to The Mind and Enlightenment.

  1. poppies says:

    Please don’t take this as sarcasm or smart-alec-ness, but if this is true, wouldn’t someone in a coma be perfectly enlightened? Such a person’s mind couldn’t be more perfectly subdued.

    • Ian Gardner says:

      Dear John (I assume it is John?),
      Please, there is no need to qualify your question as you have done. I do not assume things about a questioner’s emotions or intent.
      Regarding your question:
      (a) A coma is the state of brain where its activity is limited to the autonomous function.
      (b) Enlightenment has to do with the subjugation/elimination of the mind (the moul) for which, in the human, or earthling, existence, the brain is simply the “transformer” or mechanical connection.
      (c) Full enlightenment results from the complete elimination of the mind (moul) except when the spirit is in carno (in the flesh – in an earthling phase) where mental faculties (mind) are required to permit functioning in the physical state. In such people (spirits incarnate) the mind has been eliminated to the extent that it is completely non-attached.
      (d) If you search, or have read, my writings you will find/know that the mind and soul (hence my term “moul”) is simply the sum total of a spirit’s experiences over many lifetimes.

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