WHEN EXTREME SPIRITUALITY TAKES OVER YOU,
WHEN YOU SEE BRAHMAN IN EVERYTHING,
EVERYWHERE KNOWING THE UNREALITY OF THIS
WORLD LIKE A DREAM & AS A RESULT OF
'MANO NASHA'(ANNIHILATION OF MIND) JNANI
BECOMES 'STHITHA PRAJNA' (MIND WITHOUT
OSCILLATIONS, STEADY MIND), HE BECOMES
IMMUNE TO THE WORLDLY HAPPENINGS AROUND
HIM !! HE BECOMES ONLY A WITNESS TO THE
HAPPENINGS WITHOUT ANY AFFECT ON HIS MIND
& IS NEITHER SAD NOR VERY HAPPY, IN ANY
THIS STATE WE CALL AS 'PEACE OF MIND'
HOWEVER WHEN THE MIND SETTLES IN SOUL(ATHMA)
IN KUNDALINI JAGRITHI, THAT JNANI ENJOYS
BRAHMANANDA WHICH IS INDESCRIBABLE BLISS &
HAS TO BE EXPERIENCED BY ONESELF.
PEACE OF MIND(MANO SHANTHI)
|Parameshwara teaching Shanmuga|
Parameshwara told Shanmuka--
My child ! 'Peace Of Mind' is not an ordinary thing, it frees
the mind from attachment to the world, it destroys latent
impressions(vasanas), it unites Jeeva & Brahman. Control
of mind called as 'Shama' is peace.
Shama is famous as Divine-thing in vedas(shruthis).Those
jnanis who follow Upanishaths(vedanthis) by following Shama
have overcome sorrow & are established in their Soul praying.
Now I shall explain to you that Peace, please hear me with
one pointed mind.
Peace destroys all types of problems,makes all troubles loose
their importance,chases away wrong notions, solves all
problems which are not going to do good, comforts easing
tension, brings cluster happiness. For thieves it brings sorrow,
for liers it brings pain like that of from spear, for those pushy
types it is like scorpion sting, for the showy gloaters it is like
lathi charge - these are not lies.
Even if, others bring unhappiness, diseases attack & pester,
relatives harass, immersed in poverty,bad times stalk, rice
is not there to eat, without feeling bad due to them even a
bit, being happy is Peace Of Mind(Mano-Shanthi).
Wife & children fighting each other, break their head & stand
in front of you,without even looking at them,without enquiring
about their well being,without any feeling for their
unhappiness,maintaining a free mind is Peace Of Mind
Inspite of your helping, if others give trouble & hurt you by
blaming or scolding you, behind you after secretly cheating
you made money & afterwords announce it to you --without
getting perturbed in the least & being witness to them like
sun is Peace Of Mind(Mano-Shanthi).
Even if thieves rob you, your healthy body becomes weak,
neighbors raise problems,if others find fault in you,unbearable
wild actions come to you to be done by you, bearing them
without any worry is Peace Of Mind(Mano-Shanthi).
Many torturing painful situations stand in front of you, in
situations your body may be stalked by tiger,bear,cobra etc.,
you receive punishment by king, on the road swindlers rob
your valuables -- remaining happy is Peace Of Mind(Mano-
If wife behaves like a prostitute & moves about in rich
houses,think that Lord Shiva himself enacting wife's role &
be as if you have not seen anything is Peace Of Mind(Mano-
Treating enemies as friends, even if others cheat you, stab
you in the back, you without doing such a thing, if others talk
ill of you from behind,do things which should not be done,
maintaining inner peace & bearing them is Peace Of Mind
If you have given money as loan to somebody & that person
says "You have not given me any money",without making
a vow that, 'that money reached GOD',telling that somebody
'Yes,I have not given you any money" & being happy is
Peace Of Mind(Mano-Shanthi).
If you loose all agricultural land & house gets destroyed, as
a result relatives stop talking,looking at the house once &
not feeling any sorrow is Peace Of Mind(Mano-Shanthi).
If somebody gives you poison,you suffer losses in business,
son pulls you apart, wife complains there is no money &
makes you unhappy, being calm is Peace Of Mind(Mano-
When you sit for eating if somebody asks you to sit in a
different row,without showing your unhappiness or uttering
any word is Peace Of Mind.
If you see a person about to take poison to suicide,without
preventing him from taking,thinking this is real Lord Shiva
himself is Peace Of Mind(Mano-Shanthi).
My Child ! this is Peace Of Mind.If this is there Thapas
(mind concentrated on soul for long duration through
meditation) is fruitful.Everybody needs Peace Of Mind
(Mano-Shanthi).Person who is having Peace is God only.
Where there is Peace there only thapas,knowledge,
while living) is there.Peace will not simply come, by
continuous Yoga practice only you can achieve it.
There is no difference between Peace & Thapas.When
Thapas gets matured it becomes Peace.
When you remain in Brahman & have Peace you are
liberated.Saints after gaining Peace, they are experiencing
Happiness.Great saints(Spiritual levels like Arudha,
Arurukshu) should necessarily have Peace.To destroy the
Mind(Mano-Nasha),Vasanas you need not struggle.If you
believe everything is ATHMA-LEELA(play of Soul) mind
gets destroyed(Mano-Nasha).If this is confirmed, Vasana
Kshaya takes place.
This knowledge should not be told to those bad people
having impure mind ! When Shankara told thus, Karthikeya
became happy & got ready to pray Hara's Holy Feet.