The Internet Age
This is the information age.
Although we are not products of information, we consume a whole lot of information.
The digital age has filled our minds with a whole lot of data.
We choose to consume info based on our inner alignment, interests and based on what inspires us or entertains us.
Thus information is highly customized.
Information is also arranged and presented in various formats by the digital media, to suit its consumers.
All this said, it is upon us, as to how we need to consciousness needs to be aligned within us so that, the information we consume resonates within us.
It must inspires us to head in the direction, where we choose to go.
Consciousness: Basis of Existence
Consciousness is the crux of our existence.
It is the living force.
Consciousness exists, unconditionally and has no shape.
However, if we Shape Consciousness correctly it can create a whole lot of satisfaction within us.
Role of the Mind Explained
Mindset is an evolute of consciousness that is like a transparent vessel powered by consciousness.
The shape of that vessel is of the nature of our thoughts, our principles, our value system and our character.
It is also analogous to a space-ship, a vehicle that rudders destiny.
When we consume information which is in alignment with the inner values, it serves as fuel that rudders this space-ship.
We get a direction within this life.
Reality, an Output of the Mind
It should be understood that life-events and circumstances, during the course of our life is the sum total of our values, principles, character.
In short, what We Believe Becomes Reality
Moreover, the information that we consume and deliberate on, and our will to head in a particular direction, within the life process generate events and circumstances around us.
So, the circumstances and events of our life have no solid significance.
Instead, it is an outcome of this sum total of mindset, values, principles and character.
These events then leave an impression on our inner apparatus and the resultant impressions will influence our views.
They form the next set of information we prefer to consume.
It is cyclic, creating an impact on us and generating newer our values, principles and character.
This is a never ending process and we travel within time to explore new destinations in time, place, events and mindsets.
This defines our life process.
Role of Spirituality Explained
It is vital to understand whether there is an end to this process at all.
The surprising thing about this is that Vedic spirituality has a definite answer to this question.
Ancient seers of Sanatana Dharma deliberated on this topic.
They have outlined a set of principles and value systems which can inspire any intelligent to follow.
Following these principles, we purify the inner vessel of the mind and its evolutes which includes the perceptive faculties.
Sanatana Dharma also recommends what type of information we must consume so that the fuel to navigate the vehicle is pure enough to give a 100% spiritual output.
Role of a Pure Mind
When we consume pure information, naturally the inner values and principles construct a perfect character.
It shall able to withold consciousness to a domain of the ‘ideal world’, called the eternal spiritual world.
The spiritual world is a stainless domain where the individual soul experiences and realizes infinity.
The spiritual world is the locative address of consciousness, transparent and eternal.
It has a variety of manifestations.
Now, depending on the tuning of consciousness to a particular type of “higher” information and higher value system, individual consciousness transcends to that deathless plane of existence.
The spiritual domain is a deathless relam, devoid of pain and suffering.
It is ever new, fresh and yet changeless, spotless in terms of its quality.
Scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Srimad Bhagavatham explain in detail about these realms.
Reality of a Spiritual Seeker
A committed follower of Sanatana Dharma will access this plane, while being alive, as he continues to breathe within this dimension of space and time.
A person treading the path of Dharma, shall simultaneously experience the deathless plane while he continues to hold this body of five elements.
When the person tunes himself to the higher frequency of higher principles and keeps engaging his mind in higher pursuits of the spirit, consciousness propels towards obtaining a spiritual body.
The spiritual body is a result of enhanced spiritual value system.
“Sat”, “Chit” and “Ananda”, these 3 components together create the spiritual body.
They stand for eternal, full of knowledge and blissful, respectively.
As he graduates within this life during the course of his continued stay in the planet of mortals, he attains this perfect stainless, spiritual body.
He then enters the eternal plane, leaving behind the body of five elements.