The World of the Mind - The Properties of a Seeker

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

The Properties of a Seeker

"Marks of an earnest disciple are: An intense longing for the removal of sorrow and attainment of joy and an intense aversion for all kinds of mundane pleasure." Sri Ramana Maharishi

     This quote of Sri Ramana Maharishi cannot be extended in any way, either. Disciples who want to achieve and to combat their ignorance in the form of the ego must sacrifice everything to this goal. This goal must be the greatest value to them. They must not submit to doubt, but proceed towards to goal steadily, determinedly, peacefully and with forethought. Many books have been written for their benefit, and the answers to all their questions can be found in them. The disciple must dedicate all their attention to the mind, how it processes sensory perception, and how it produces the image. They must search for hidden bondage in the mind, for blocks and illogical instances, and eliminate them using appropriate methods and procedures, always realising that all they experience is but a product of the mind, and seeking their real existence in the source.
     Disciples must truly seek and long for knowledge and freedom. They must cast aside all that binds them, abide in the silence of solitude, steadily examine their mind, and solve the problems created by the existence of the ego. There is no half-way. Either you proceed towards freedom, or you remain a slave. There is no compromise, because the ego knows no compromise.
     To reach the goal successfully, one must first liberate themselves from the addiction to smoking, alcohol, and other bad habits. No weak person, unable to shed the ordinary habits, can achieve liberation. Nicotine is pure poison. Alcohol intoxicates the mind already in very little quantities and prevents abstract thinking from developing for a very long time. This abstract thinking is necessary to examine and purify the mind. Eating meat is not directly detrimental to the mind's abilities, but in consequence, this attachment to needless cruelty does prevent one from achieving ultimate freedom. Each win, however small it be, is important for the overall victory, and the ego must not be left with any weak spot that could grow stronger again. The ego will never give in and it will use any opportunity to spring back to life.

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