Article by Yogi Ashwini in Speaking tree
The mind and brain control the human body and they, in turn, are controlled by the desire of the soul. Just close your eyes and see what is going on inside the brain.… You will find so many thoughts related to children, family, spouse, business, emotions.…
All the thoughts indicate desire of the soul. And it is because of these thoughts or desires that you are unable to go beyond human existence. All that is physical is temporary and what is temporary is painful.…The pain that you experience day in and day out, is in the pursuit of these desires. When the mind is engaged in worldly thoughts, you cannot think of anything beyond,… because the mind can only think of one thing at a time.Thoughts of the physical world tie you to the physical world, your thoughts are dissipated and the force of your consciousness is unable to perform.
So, when we talk about going beyond, it is nice to read books, but it is completely redundant as far as your spiritual journey goes because the book is somebody else’s thought, somebody else’s experience.
Then you will get carried away in somebody else’s thought process, not yours. Only when you will silence your mind will you be able to go beyond.
When you silence your mind, higher centres of the brain get activated. When you still your mind, you are able to access those higher energies and then revelations come to you. Then you are called a jnani, not a knowledgeable person.