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Re: slay the mind

Aug 22, 2006 06:05 PM
by bta1012003

Dear Gary:

My understanding of the following passage - The mind is the great 
slayer of the real  is that it refers to the part of the mind where 
it registers information based on the five senses.  Some call it the 
sensory mind.  Since the senses are not accurate, it is the slayer 
of the real.   The next sentence  Let the Disciple slay the Slayer 
is the instruction to the student to conquer the five senses, 
overcoming the illusion of Maya.   The subsequent two passages in 
the book describe the changes that occur to both seeing and hearing 
upon awakening.  

When to himself his form appears unreal, as do on waking all the 
forms he sees in dreams;

When he has ceased to hear the many, he may discern the ONE  the 
inner sound which kills the outer.

Kinds Regards, 


> Friends,
> I would be interested to hear from you, what you (and not 
reference books) find the be the meaning of following verses from 
the Voice of Silence:
> "The mind is the great slayer of the real.
> Let the Disciple slay the slayer.
> Best Regards,
> Gary B.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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