The World of the Mind - Doubts

Josef Fric

The World of the Mind


The book The World of the Mind
• Dedication
• Introduction
• The Fundamental Mistakes in One's Perception of the World
• Three Types of People According to Their State of Mind
• Ego - the Constructed Idea of the Mind "I Am a Body"
• The Main Sources of the Ego
• Is There a God in This View of the World?
• Dreams
• Miracles
• Happiness
• Love
• Is My Life Directed by Fate or My Own Will?
• Doubts
• Path to the Freedom
• Yoga
• Dhyana-yoga - The Path of Meditation
• Jnana-yoga - The Path of Knowledge
• Karma-yoga - The Path of Renunciation of Results of Actions
• Bhakti-yoga - The Path of Devotion
• God's Grace - The Self-experience
• The Guru
• The Properties of a Seeker
• Summary
• Recommended Methods and Literature
• Self-enquiry
• The Age of Demon Kali
• In Conclusion
• Literature
The book Siva and Parvati
The book Strange Dream

• Sri Ramana Asramam
• Sri Brahmam
• Athithi Asram
• Gurujee Ojaswee Sharma
• Sri Nanna Garu
• Amma
• Mahatma Gandhi
• Yogi Ram Surat Kumar
• Yoga in daily life
• ISKCON - Hare Krishna
• Yatharth Gita
• Bhagavad Gita
• Volvox Globator
• Sri Ramana Asramam
• TANGER computersystems


"No one doubts about the doubter." Sri Ramana Maharishi

     Doubt is the enemy in your own ranks, tripping you up, subverting authority, and weakening your battle spirit. Is this really what I am seeking? And what if I do reach the ultimate knowledge, what then, will I be allowed to have a beer? Or go see a football match? Everyone sees a lot of faults instantly, but few are willing to devote themselves to achieving the knowledge. It is easier to cast the whole thing aside: that cannot be, somebody being happy without possessing anything, or just sitting on the spot out of sheer happiness. Everyone can well make up several counter-arguments, but hardly anybody can, to their own damage, try it and see so that they know what it is about, and then really decide.
     The quote of Sri Ramana Maharishi words tell us a lot. One who doubts, doubts God, sacrifice, the path, knowledge, but never doubts themselves, their fundamental opinions and the judgements based on them. If they focused their doubt on all that constitutes their personality, they would have to reconsider everything radically. Where did this opinion come from? Parents, school, friends, television? Is it my opinion or someone else's? And is the opinion absolutely true, or is it just a biased view of things? Have I given this opinion enough time and energy to make it a complete picture, or have I just passively accepted a shallow half-truth? One who would start to analyse all their opinions honestly would be on the way to real knowledge. In purifying one's opinions, one must start from the childhood; nothing is ever built on real, solid and strong foundations.

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