Once the unity of the experience and the experiencer is recognized, a question arises - why is the experience so varied, why are there so many forms instead of a simple plain experience of being. How does this colourful drama of experience come into being. We will attempt to explain that via direct observation and form a theory about the arising of a diversified experience out of simple change and necessity.
What exists? What is existence? Why does it appear in so many forms? What is that which experiences it all? Why is our experience so limited? Where, when and how does it all happen. We will try to answer all these questions, via introspection, direct observation, and logical deductions.
Introspection is seeing within. It is an encounter with direct experience while the mind acts as a bystander. It starts with cleaning up of the slate of conditioning by simply ignoring that which the mind throws at us. When we ask a question and demand an answer in the form of a direct experience, we get the pure and unadulterated truth. In this meeting we will try to see our own essence via introspection.
Law of balance ensures that positivity is balanced by negativity. Whenever there is an excess of one polarity, it reverses and goes to the other extreme. This oscillation continues, till everything is well balanced. Our lives are a series of swings from too positive to too negative. This is because our actions and thoughts are imbalanced. Knowledge of this law helps to bring back the balance and harmony in our daily lives. It becomes smooth and peaceful instead of violent swings of polarities.
Law of attraction, or mental attractors, has a firm grip on the minds, especially human minds. If we are unaware of it, we are bound to remain in a deep pit, of an attractor, which the mind digs for itself. If we know this law well, we can leverage it to come out of any situation, and become anything we please. A mind is fully capable of attracting anything, and as soon as it does so, the reality around it changes itself.
The mind distorts all neutral experiences into either positive or negative. This is the nature of the mind. This is the law of polarities. The reality is seen as either positive or negative because of the conditioning or preferences of the mind. An understanding of this law frees us from it, and one can even leverage it to get what one wants easily.
Our past conditioning determines our actions, and the consequences result in learning. Life is a means to learn our lessons which these actions and consequences produce. Learning helps to evolve, to progress and to become better. Minds are governed by the law of action, and this law completely determines how the minds evolve. Doing an action may not bring about the desirable consequences, but it always brings a lesson. So the right action is that which brings the right lessons that can help us grow and evolve. The more we evolve, more free we become. More freedom brings more happiness and peace. Happiness and freedom are thus, our goals.
The questions discussed in this meeting are - Is the experience of death closest to the real experience of me? Where to go to find the experiencer? Why the mind is never satisfied with answers, why does it keep coming up with more new questions for every answer?
Law of action or Karma is perhaps the most important law of the mind. Although it looks plain, simple and obvious, it has roots that go very deep. This law determines how a mind works and how it acts. It is also the backbone of the reality. Study of this law answers many fundamental questions related to human existence, such as - why am I the way I am? What am I doing here in this world, what is the purpose or point of it? Why should I act and how should I act? What are the consequences of my actions and how to act so that I get desired consequences?
Law of impermanence is a direct result of the flowing nature of the reality. Nothing here stays, everything comes and goes. Clinging to all that which is not going to stay is a cause of suffering. Knowing that the life is not about accumulating, getting, bonding or doing, it is only a continuous flow of experiences, frees us from the suffering. Reality is all that can be experienced, and by its very nature, it is momentary, ephemeral and ever changing. In contrast, the Self is changeless, eternal and the only thing that lasts, it is what I am. So detaching with what comes and goes and identifying with what remains is the key that frees us from suffering.
Study of the nature of reality gives us some clues about the ways in which it operates. These regular and consistent ways become the laws of the mind. These laws are unbreakable, eternal and truly universal. Knowledge of these laws can help to bring the mind out of its misery and although the mind cannot escape these laws, they can be leveraged to make one's daily life as a mind and a body, easier and smoother.