Re: Is Mind the Converter of Consciousness to Energy ?
If you allow me, I would like to rephrase the above understanding. Consciousness is not fuel for mind ... but is the substratum of mind ... its very essence. May be I am saying the same thing in different words.
Originally Posted by kallol
I would say that you are perfectly right (except that the conversion is only apparent). However, mind works at two levels : Cosmic level and individual level. The mind at individual level is essentially non-different from the Cosmic mind but due to being "covered" in many layers of past impressions, tendencies and wrong identification, is more limited to act as Cosmic mind can. The Cosmic mind creates Energy/objects etc. from "Consciousness" which can be perceived by individual minds in similar fashion i.e. what one individual mind perceives is also perceived by another individual mind.
Again Mind is the entity which is the mover and also the origin of energy. These three layers of Consciousness, Subtle matter, Gross matter manifests and un-manifests into each other. In scientific term it is converts and un-converts. In both direction it requires vehicle or means to convert.
Should I assume that Mind (made out of subtle matter) is the converter of Consciousness to Energy ? It seems more likely to me. If not what are the means by which each layer manifests and un-manifests into each other ?
Nothing is converted to any other thing in reality otherwise the One alone Reality would not remain the Reality. All changes are relative to our individual minds alone. If you take out minds from the changing process ... there is actually no change taking place anywhere. As long as Cosmic Mind and individual minds are there, the changes are there.
If that is so what is the means by which Energy converts to Consciousness ?
So, how to revert the process back ... by removing the reason behind the process i.e. the mind. The mind needs to be killed to see the reality. How can the mind be killed ? By killing the thought-waves within us. These thought-waves are responsible for the illusion of the entity we call mind. That is why Patanjali says, "Yogaschittavrittinirodhah" i.e. Controlling the mind-waves is Yoga i.e. union (with reality/Self). Here, the instruments prescribed are : Yama, Niyama, Aasan, PrANAyAm, PratyAhAr, DhArna, DhyAna, SamAdhi.
"Om Namo Bhagvate Vaasudevaye"