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Re: Ecology of Mind

Mar 27, 2006 03:56 AM
by carlosaveline cardoso aveline


Cass,


Most true indeed.

Carlos.




From: Cass Silva <silva_cass@yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: Theos-World Ecology of Mind
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 16:30:47 -0800 (PST)

Carlos
Doesn't this simply come down to whether we are conscious,aware or awake to the entrancement/seduction perpetrated through advertising and media campaigns. We are now subject to subliminal messages under-imposed on the image, i.e. the negative underlying the positive, or the real message underlying the image before us.

I can understand how many could be overloaded especially considering that most people are still asleep while awake. One can see this while driving. Most drivers are off in a world of their own, while still being able to drive their motor vehicle responsibly.

Gurdgieff spoke of these "moments" as enlightening, however, they are extremely difficult to maintain, as the thinker, superimposes itself and the blah blah recommences.

Cass

carlosaveline cardoso aveline <carlosaveline@hotmail.com> wrote:


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PRESERVING THE ECOLOGY OF MIND

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Dear Friends,

�World Goodwill Newsletter� (1) discusses the problem of �information
overload� in our minds � due to the amound of information now arriving to us
through TV, print, internet, mobile phones, etc.

The Newsletter says it is not easy to �keep one�s head above this tidal
wave�. And it quotes the group �Adbusters�:

�Our minds have become a virtual dumping ground of pollutants �
manipulative ads, distorted news, untold violence (...) and there is a need
to reclaim our mental environment.�

More:

�Add to this picture even subtler channels of information reception, the
nascent telepathic sensitivities that mean you may unwittingly pick up on
patterns of emotion and thought from those around you.�

True, this mass of information will be processed during sleep. But there are
those who don�t sleep enough, or can�t sleep well.

Important thoughts, indeed. Yet I would question the idea that we are
exposed to too much information.
In fact, what surrounds us is mostly pseudo-information, and sometimes
dis-information.

Perhaps we cannot call �information� all those mental noises that surround
us. Any clear view of things will establish that �information" is that bit
of knowledge which helps you to take better decisions in life and to achieve
your goals.

Even as we talk about Theosophy, the exercise of attention and discernment
should tell us whether the thoughts arriving to us � or the thoughts
formulated by us � actually serve the purposes of expanding our
consciousness, facing significant facts, preserving the foundations of our
inner peace, establishing sane mutual help relationships with people -- or
produce more noice than meaning.

In order to be able to understand information and dis-information
processes, it is important to recognize and accept the significance of
silence.

Mental silence shows us the meaning of life without the need of words.

It helps us see both the facts and the illusion in what we read or hear, but
also in what we ourselves say or think. Because sometimes unconscious
mental games can be played at us by some instintive layers of our own mind.

Paying attention to the mental tides is a form of self-knowledge.

As we gradually get rid of waves of illusion, we get to be able to learn
more and better about esoteric philosophy or Theosophy.

Such a learning liberates us -- but it needs inner peace and a degree of
mental silence. It needs a healthy ecology of mind.

That's why the practice of mental silence, MOUNA, is taught in eastern
philosophies.

Best regards, Carlos.


NOTE:
(1) Number 01, 2006. Website: www.worldgoodwill.org. World Goodwill is
inspired by Alice Bailey�s philosophy and gives a positive contribution to
human process now. It cooperates with the United Nations system, strongly
stimulating universal brotherhood. The Newsletter is edited by the Lucis
Trust, New York.

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