[Advaita-l] States of the Mind

kuntimaddi sadananda kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 7 04:27:16 CST 2008

Karthik - PraNams

This is what I think happens:

Wonder is that which is beyond the intellectual cause-effect hunting. Mind in those moments ceases to function as separate from the universe of observed-observer-observation. It becomes one with it. There is no 'I and I want' in those moments which are forms of crystallization of ego. No analysis - just BE- one that pervades the seen and the seer - Just the silence without any rattling noise of the mind until a thought arises - 'Let me take a picture of this' or 'I wish my spouse is also here to enjoy', when the duality sets in.

Hari Om!

--- On Fri, 11/7/08, Karthik Subramanian <karthikvathula at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Karthik Subramanian <karthikvathula at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Advaita-l] States of the Mind
> To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> Date: Friday, November 7, 2008, 3:28 AM
> Namaste,
> Why does the mind experience a sense of awe, tranquility,
> happiness (don't know if it could be bliss, too) when
> it sees scenes of nature like rivers and mountains,
> primarily the snow-capped Himalayas? Does these cast any
> effect on the mind? Or are these expressions arising the
> Atman?
> Request clarification.
> Regards,
> Karthik
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