Law of relativity overrides our subjective and biased notions of absolute. It arises out of necessity, as there are no absolutes in this existence, everything stands in relation and comparison to something. This law also renders our ideas of getting, being or achieving something, meaningless. This law is the key to understanding of the true meaning of the word liberation. Knowledge of the law of relativity shows us that which is absolute. Although it appears simple and obvious, it is very profound and one can leverage this law to reach absolute freedom.
The multi-layered structure of the mind is ever changing. The change is in the direction of more adaptation, more harmony with its surroundings. The mind changes as per the constrains on it, and as per the necessity. This is the law of evolution of the mind. Evolution is an exploration of variety. When seen from a human perspective, we find that it is both constructive and destructive. Naturally, we would like to bias it in our favour, and fortunately, we can leverage the law of evolution to quickly reach better minds, and to free us from a matter dependent existence faster.
States of the mind are numerous, they are fascinating, but are all illusory. However, this knowledge prevents the mind from identifying with a particular state, or from confusing a state with one's true nature. Knowledge of the states of the mind leads to detachment, and preferences for one state or the other are dropped. This frees the mind from the ever changing states. All states happen on the background of peace and awareness.
Some of the states of the mind are ordinary day to day experiences, while some other are extraordinary and exotic. Some are afflicted, distorted and unhealthy, some are clear, enlightening and healthy. Some are only available to evolved minds, while some are necessary part of everyone's life. Some are natural and some are forced. Anyhow, the states of the mind show the enormity of the mind, it is awesome, mysterious and versatile. This is the part 2 of 3, of introductory talk on the states of the mind.
Mind is a multi-layered structure. It is continuously flowing and changing, at every layer. It goes through various states as it changes. These states are numerous. In this meeting, some of the major states of the mind are revealed in short. Knowledge of these states, helps us to identify them and to detach from them. It also helps to know other minds and their behaviour. This is part 1 of 3, of this introductory talk.
As the mind evolves, it accumulates. Layers upon layers of structures form on top of each other. They get refined and appear as very refined and sophisticated structures. There appears knowledge, understanding and awareness. But all these layers do is, mask that which is. The reality is distorted and filtered through these evolutionary layers of the mind. Hence they are actually layers of ignorance. We will discuss nine such essential layers with some sub layers. When we know our place in the grand scheme, we can focus our efforts effectively, and therefore can easily transcend these layers, to arrive at that which has no layers, no knowledge and no ignorance.
Law of identity of perception and manifestation, states that whatever is being perceived, is being manifested simultaneously. It is the very nature of the mind, it is happening autonomously and transparently. We can manifest only that which senses can offer, and hence our abilities and experiences are very limited. There is a possibility for the mind to change and evolve, which shifts it into a new reality where new senses and new abilities appear, where it can leverage this law to fulfil its desires instantly. By doing so a human can evolve into a superhuman.