October 19, 2010
The human mind is divided into two parts: the conscious and the
unconscious. These are integral parts of every individual mind,
whether male or female.
The conscious mind deals with everything that is within the realm of
our awareness, whereas the unconscious mind deals with all those
thoughts that the individual is unaware of but which influence his
Our body is a highly complex organism. There are numerous functions
going on at all times in our bodies like seeing, hearing, digestion,
respiration and different kinds of movements. Almost all these
functions are governed by the unconscious mind. Little effort is
required on the part of our consciousness for the smooth functioning
of these bodily requirements.
The conscious mind has unlimited capacity for thinking and analyzing
But if everything is placed in charge of the unconscious
mind, according to the divine plan of creation, what is the role of
the conscious mind? It is to seek out the truth. The Creator has
made the conscious mind free to involve itself solely in the great
quest for truth. To search for truth is our greatest task.
What is truth?
Truth is, in other words, the reality of life. We
must try to know the secret of life, its purpose and goal, to know
what is right and wrong, what are the minus and plus points, what is
negative and positive thinking, what is good for the individual and
The answers to these questions are not written on any mountainside.
It is up to us to discover the truth. Knowledge of truth is so
important that the Creator has consigned our bodily affairs to the
People frequently live in a state of frustration. And great men are
no exception. They live frustrated lives and they die frustrated.
Tension and stress are ubiquitous.
The reason lies in people's failure to find the truth. Everyone is a
seeker by birth, but everyone lives his life without knowing what
the real purpose of life is. Due to this aimlessness, people are
living in a state of confusion. They speak and write, but without
clarity. They live lives fraught with contradictions. They yearn to
find something but without knowing what that something is.
A tension-free mind is one that can function positively despite
contradiction. People work, but without job satisfaction. People run
after money, but without experiencing inner satisfaction. People
have adopted the formula: Enjoy life! But they don't know what life
is and what its real enjoyment is. It is a paradoxical situation and
everyone is living in this state of self-contradiction.
It is a self-created problem.
When the Creator has given you a mind
and made you free to use your mind, you should make use of this
opportunity. You have to activate your thinking capacity. You have
to discover the reality. You have to read what is hidden in nature
in an unwritten form. That is the only way to extricate yourself
from this psychological chaos.
The consciousness of truth is interwoven in your nature; it is very
easy, therefore, to discover the truth. The only condition is to
shun distraction, to follow the well-known principle: simple living,
high thinking. If you want to save yourself from going astray,
activate your thinking faculty.
Think and you will surely reach the
gates of truth.