Avoiding Reaction to The Ways of the World.


The messenger.

I have previously stated that the Mind and the Soul are the same thing and defined them (it) as being the sum total of the Spirit’s experiences in thousands of lives. I have also stated that what we perceive as reality is, in fact, an illusion, dreamlike.
If we combine what we know the mind to be with the fact of perceived reality we can understand two things:
1. That each of us, when using the mind, has an individual perception of every thing and 2. That the perception is, in any case, simply that – a perception, a mental picture.
Hence, every thing we perceive as happening in the world today, particularly where our reaction is emotionally adverse, is a creation of the mind, a mental activity, and is only real in so far as it is the way an individual visualises it.
In fact, none of it is actually happening!
This is extremely difficult to grasp – and cannot be grasped by the mind which is, of course, the creator of the illusion – but when one can do this one becomes unaffected by, and non reactive to, “life as we see it” or, if we do react initially, we are able to dismiss the mind and its creations for what they are and revert to the true Reality and, thus, peace of mind.
It is, therefore, true to say, “It is the thought that counts.” Although I would substitute the word ment or mentivity for ‘thought’.
[See “New Words Coined”.]


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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1 Response to Avoiding Reaction to The Ways of the World.

  1. Reader says:

    There are three types of abstractions.

    1. Normative: Where one dwells on a subject if it is good.

    2. Cognitive: Where one dwells on a subject if it is necessary.

    3. Aesthetic: Where one dwells on a subject if it is important.

    A thought that ‘counts’ (important) is an aesthetic abstraction. Aesthetic abstractions are conceptual derivatives of perceptions – like a reality that is the basis of a fact.

    In short, a person does not have an opportunity to dismiss the mind or it’s perception while dwelling on aesthetic abstractions.

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