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Astroturf | Mind your mental limitations

Perception drives a being, which may vary from person-to-person, depending on how the individual mind is predisposed. Accordingly, different people have varying perception of the same subject matter.  In this connection it will be interesting to see how different publishers had varied perception of the book I scripted, which I forwarded for their consideration.  

Editorial team of one of the publishers came out with the view that they could not agree with the philosophy of the book. I won’t blame them. For, even members of the editorial team are human beings having their individual specific mental predisposition, which serves as the defining principle for evaluating any subject matter under their consideration.

The above view was contrasted by another publisher who found the manuscript interesting and enlightening.  But even they limited the scope of this book by terming it worth those who have some understanding of soul and mind.  They deemed it fit for those seeking spiritual evolution. The truth, on the contrary, is that the word ‘spirituality’ has not been mentioned even once.

If the manuscript is looked at with an open mind, free from any preconditioning whatsoever, it will come out that it explores existential dynamics, vital to quality living. Becoming aware thus, one may look within, evaluate one’s individual frame of mind, address its limitations, expand the vision, and prepare the ground to successfully negotiate the callings of life with ease and comfort. So, the write up may help common readers add quality and value to their life by making right choices and picking up most appropriate lead.

The purpose of this discussion is not to highlight my brownie points.  The deductive inference that can be drawn is that even those entrusted with responsible assignment, could miss out on the true import of an important work, because of limitation of one’s mind. For, that restricts the scope of vision, thus offering a prismatic view.  Another related question that arises, and which calls for attention is: “What does spiritual evolution mean in practical terms? Does it mean seeking God, following the principles enshrined by different religious faiths?”

Mind it: God or no God, how does it matter?  If God exists, He would be doing His rounds unabated, not looking for anybody’s seeking or prompting. Even if there is no God, how does it matter?  For, the journey of life has to continue marching ahead.  What is most important for us is the quality of life we enjoy.  And how we conduct in life, will define, what we become due for, which primarily depends on how are minds are predisposed.  So, whatever be necessary to provide right direction to our thought process, and thereby our conduct, has to be our real calling. For, mind remains the prime-mover of a being, which defines one’s functional mandate, and accordingly drives it. To sum up, working out ways and means to add quality and value to individual and collective life, is what spiritual evolution may mean in real terms.  Seeking God will not suffice.

Let us now see, how someone who didn’t care to watch out his mind trends, to set right its fault-lines, has become a victim of his own making.  Mind signifying Moon, occupies a fiery and movable sign Aries, and which is ill-disposed off to Saturn, Rahu, Venus, and mischievous Neptune. In the first place, it speaks of an impulsive, impatient, and a head strong person, who jumps into action without applying proper forethought.  Second, he has a negative mindset with a nagging attitude, who will be always suspicious of other’s intent. Third, he is oversensitive, who may get over exercised even on trivial issues, and keep mulling over them for long. In the process, his productive initiatives too, get often compromised.  Fourth, he lacks focus, who may not hold on his attention over a subject for long, and with obvious consequences. Fifth, he remains stuck to his self-delusionary perceptions, often distanced from ground realities. In his rush to reach the dream destination, he won’t care for anybody’s advice and counsel, no matter how reasoned it may be. He may not acknowledge truth on its first appearance. He will rather prefer to hold on to his dream perception, on hope against hope, till pushed to the wall.

This person was doing well in his career. Without caring for his basics, whether he is fit to pursue business, and ignoring elder’s counsel, impulsively he took up an entrepreneurial venture, and miserably failed. Almost a decade has gone by, and he has not been able to come out its hang.

The writer is an astrologer, vastu consultant and spiritual counsellor. Write to him at G-102, Bharat Nagar, New Friends Colony, New Delhi – 110 025 Tel: 91-11-49848475/9818037273 Email: pioneerqueries@bharatastro.com  Website: www.bharatastro.com  




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