The Ascent of the Mind

Notes of a lecture given by Hari Prasad Shastri

The Yoga of Self-knowledge is the ascension of the mind from its states of heedlessness, passion-struggle, and the balanced equilibrium gained through training, into the higher state of illumination. The word ‘ascension’ has no spatial connotation; it just means lifting the mind from one state to another. It is a great secret. One who knows how to change the thoughts, without getting excited, from one state to another, knows the secret of living and happiness.

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This article is from the Autumn 2020 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.