Our soul is a fraction of God. The mind works to unite our jiva (Embodied soul) with our soul. The mind is an important entity, since it can assist us in uniting the jiva with Shiva. According to Shrimadbhagwadgeeta, the mind either entangles an individual in Maya (Worldly affairs) or leads it to God-realisation. We can make efforts for God-realisation as given ahead.
1. Imprinting sanskars of ‘Sat’ (Truth) on the subconscious mind through sadhana
It is essential to make the mind sattvik (Pure). The intellect directs the mind. Wisdom makes the intellect sattvik, and wisdom is imbibed due to sanskars (Subconscious impressions). Hence, sanskars also play an important role. Through sadhana (Spiritual practice), we can eliminate undesirable sanskars and imprint sanskars of Sat (Absolute Truth). This is the importance of sadhana.
2. Remaining in an introspective mode
By keeping the jiva in constant communion with the Divine Principle within us through the mind, the jiva’s ego starts reducing. This is called ‘remaining in an introspective mode. On the other hand, extroversion means acting under the influence of personality defects through ‘I’-ness. By remaining in an introspective mode, our personality defects and ego start reducing because we constantly feel a yearning for the Divine Principle. ?
– Sanatan’s Saint, H.H. (Dr.) Mukul Gadgil (Sanatan Ashram, Ramnathi, Goa)
By being introspective, our personality defects and ego start reducing; we feel a yearning for the Divine Principle !
Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat