Every person is bombarded by innumerable thoughts, popular belief 70,000 thoughts a day. Needless to say that is way too much pressure on this small little entity, called brain. Experts, psychologists, meditative methods, all are always in search of suggesting ways to curb these thoughts. But the more you try to douse them, the more aggressive it gets. Its like thoughts have a mind of their own. So who are these thoughts, where do they come from and where do they go and what purpose do they serve.
Our Subtle system is comprised of Ida Nadi (Left Sympathetic nervous system), Pingala Nadi (Right Sympathetic nervous system) and Sushumna Nadi (Central Nervous system).
When one analysis a thought, it can be noted that, it would arise either from the past or it would relate to a projection in the future. As a result one is always caught in the vicious circle of brooding over the past or looking way into the future, thus unable to remain in the exact present moment. Although people love to preach, don’t dwell too much into your past, or don’t be so futuristic. It is quite difficult for many to actually put that into practice. So what is that one deals with on a daily basis. We can categorize these thoughts into four forms.
According to Sahaja philosophy plus years of research and experience by practitioners over four decades; thoughts mainly arise from four realms of consciousness: Subconscious, Supraconsciousness, Super Consciousness, Hell. Realms of consciousness can be thought of as regions or strata in the subtler/spiritual plane of our existence.
1. Subconscious: Thoughts that arise from our past; go and form part of the Subconscious. The moment our attention goes into past thoughts, we are immediately pulled into the subconscious space. Each moment of our present that we experience, becomes our past and goes and resides in the subconscious area. This energy is represented by the left sympathetic nervous system also known as Ida Nadi, which is the Nadi that represents the Power of our emotions. As a result, being too emotional or putting more attention to the past, drags us into the subconscious. Moreover, there is a sub realm beyond the subconscious realm known as the Collective subconscious. Further and deeper movement into the past, would drag one into the Collective Subconscious.
2. Supraconscious: Thoughts that we project into the future, move into the supraconscious zone. Future is represented and stored in our supraconscious area. Our futuristic thoughts and tendencies are represented by the Right sympathetic nervous system also known as the Pingala Nadi. All are physical and mental energies and powers come from the right side energy channel, which is represented by the supraconscious. Hence excessive thinking, futuristic worries, aggressive and violent behavior to confirm to the futuristic thoughts, may cause one to move into the supraconscious area and further to the collective supraconscious area.
E.g. Adolf Hitler, had learnt from the Tibetan lamas, the knack of reaching into the collective supraconsciousness of the people, by causing them to move into extreme egoism, thus justifying killings of innocent men, women and children, in the gas chambers, yet making it seem normal and justifiable, due to his egoistic power drunken behavior.
3. Super Consciouness: A realm which is above the subconscious and supraconscious realms is known as the Super Consciousness. This state can be achieved only when you are in the absolute present moment. The way to be in the absolute present moment is when your Kundalini (Chi Energy, Ruh, Holy Ghost) is awakened and it passes through the 7th chakra, and we reach the state of Thoughtless awareness. The realm of super consciousness corresponds to the collective unconscious. Dreams are nothing but, our attention moving either on the left side i.e. the subconscious, or the right side supra conscious, and most time when we have premonitory dreams, it is the message that is coming across from the collective unconscious.
4. Hell: Below all the chakras, is what is described as the Hell. The hell as described by the Saint Mahavira. As our body is a house of all the deities, it is also the source of Hell. When the attention moves to more baser instincts and extreme indulgence within it, as done by various tantriks, tantrikas, voodoo practitioners, occultists, spiritualists, it ends up corrupting and spoiling the chakras, energy centers within the body, as a result, the spontaneous rising and movement of the Kundalini is restricted and in extreme cases marred forever.
Problems of uncontrolled attention: Now that you are aware of the types of thoughts that arise within a human being and the extreme movements on the left and right directions may lead to disturbing and destructive behavior not only for an individual but the society as a whole, as the collective consciousness gets affected by individual consciousness. The optimal state to be is in the present. By keeping our attention focused on the present moment, neither swaying too much into the past i.e. the left nor being way too futuristic i.e. the right. But instead, try to remain in the center and maintain required balance, which will lead to the path of our spiritual ascent and salvation of mankind.
The method to remain in the absolute present i.e. to reach the Super Conscious state is by getting into thoughtless awareness. And that can be achieved by getting our Self Realization, awakening the 3 and half coiled serpent resting in our sacrum bone, known as Kundalini, which is our spiritual dormant energy waiting to be awakened, so that it travels through our spine and passes through our 7 subtle energy centers called as chakras, finally piercing through the Fontanel bone area, where the 7th chakra is situated. Thus taking us into the realm of Collective Consciousness, the place where we all should strive to reach, in order to emancipate the entire humanity from the clutches of extreme behaviors propagated by the Ego and the Super Ego.
Reference: Sahaja Online