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21 Ways to Overcome Mind


The Life Divine


Brahma, Purusha, Ishwara-Maya, Prakriti, Shakti


           The Higher

          The Lower





  • 1. The Indeterminate


The indeterminate is not bound by its indeterminability

  • 2. The Immutable



  • 3. The One


The One remains One after the multiple leaves. The multiple remains One as Infinity remains Infinity when anything is removed from it.

  • 4. The Impersonal


The Impersonal is a Person

  • 5. Nature of Self

          Other than nature


  • 6. Being


The Becoming has its (Being) being.

  • 7. Universal


The Individual is the Transcendental

  • 8. Niguna



   Lord of Works - Witness



  • 9. Silence


Silence sustains activity



The Form expresses the constituting substance

  • 10. The Indivisible

          The divided

Division is only an appearance

  • 11. Unity


Multiplicity expresses a greater unity

  • 12. Identical



  • 13. Brahman



  • 14. Purusha



  • 15. Ishwara



  • 16. The Infinite


The finite is the frontal appearance of the Infinite

  • 17. Manifest



  • 18. Timeless  


The simultaneous integrality of Timeless eternity and Time eternity is possible

  • 19. Spaceless



  • 20. Psychic


The above are objects, this is the subject


Note: when we bring the second positions in one continuous line, we will be able to jump to the third position.

1. The Indeterminate - determinate

The Number one positions: we are determined by the market (chance) - versus - we determine the market

Society created the market. There is no market without a product, without a market there is no product. The market is there to serve, to serve the two parties, the sellers and the buyers. If we think about our profit, the customer will think about his profit. The market will be limited, because the intention of the market is not served. Take the example of the cook. The cook is there to serve the palate. If he serves the palate well, the food will be excellent and the eater will be pleased. The intention of the market is fulfilled.

2. The Immutable - mutable

An example of the number two positions is: we can change nothing -  versus - everything changes.

The first position can be described as: we can change nothing, that is, we are victims of our environment, the economy, the interest rates, the weather, our personnel, chance, our birth, our upbringing.

The second position as: everything changes all the while, nothing is fixed or stable.

The third position: we cannot change the Truth and we do not want to change the Truth, but we are free to believe that we have a choice to do something in the right or in the wrong way. That will make the difference to us and our customer. But all the while the Truth stays the Truth and does not change.

4 .The Impersonal - personal

The two positions: In business we have to stay impersonal to be able to function - versus -only when we are personal we can be human.

The third position: the truth, the reality, the rules of nature, psychology are impersonal, that is they are the same for everyone. This is the basis on which to function (otherwise we will mistake gravity for punishment or a personal insult), but as we function in life, in social life, at the same time a personal approach is necessary to acknowledge the uniqueness of every person and event.

6. Being - becoming

The two positions: only the now, the present counts, is a reality, the future can be anything - versus - the future is our security, our pension.

The third position: we cannot deny the reality of the present, but the future is as real and inescapable as the present. The present carries the possibilities of the future, but only in the future they will be realised. The constraints and limitations of the present are part of the mastery of the future present. To bring the future in the present through planning, development of product, skill, training and so on, is the third position.

8. Niguna (having no gunas) - Saguna (having all the gunas)

The two positions: producing no product - versus - producing all the products.

The third position: having the potential to produce any product.

10. Silence - dynamism

To sell we believe we have to be dynamic to get ourselves heard and known. We advertise in print, in visuals, we give incentives, offer attractive prices, we send out press releases to attract maximum attention. This is the way to do it. The more attention the more we sell, is what we believe. 

Though on the other side there is the power of Silence. Tom Peters and James Redfield stayed silent for one reason or another and became enormously successful.

The third position is that we function from silence, but with the necessary dynamism to bring the product to and in the market. If we have weight that carries and supports the product, our silence make the product sell through word of mouth (which is proven to be far more effective than advertising).

11. Formless - form

The two positions: only a fixed form gives security and stability - versus - we have to always be on the move to keep up with time and a changing environment, we have to reinvent ourselves everyday, because a fixed form means certain death.

Let us keep everything as it is - versus -  Tom Peters functioning through chaos.

The third position: the living form, the living organisation. The form is an expression of the content. The content changes through experience, new developments. The form has to express the changing content to be able to represent correctly the content. The form that so changes is security, and is stability. The stability is the stable right relation between the form and the content.

Or: our product changes, our organisation changes (the form), but we stay trustworthy, we keep the quality of our product, we keep our high level of service (the formless, honesty does not have a direct form).

12. The Indivisible - the divided

The two positions: there is only the whole - versus - everything is divided.

The society is whole and indivisible, but also has parts that make up the whole. The reality is whole and undivided, but in practice we look at the parts and not the whole. The mechanic will remember the defect of the car, not the particular car itself. The mind's function is to divide. By dividing it is able to concentrate on the part, not on the whole.

The third position: if we know and remember the whole and keep within the rules of the whole, we will be successful in our actions, in the parts.

The railways are the whole. If we want to get into the train from beside the track, it will not work. Even if we are the Minister of the Railways it will not work. We have to get on the train from the platform. It means we have to respect the whole and function within the rules of the whole, stay in tune with the whole. When we lose contact with the whole we will mismatch the parts.

13. Unity - multiplicity

The two positions: everyone is equal - versus - everyone is different.

The third position: the basis is equality, but the expressions are multiple. Everybody can smell, but we can all have different tastes. Everyone can distinguish quality, but tastes differ.

16. Purusha - prakriti

The two positions: we - versus - market

We feel, we believe that we are dominated by the market, the market dominates us. We depend on the market, the market does not depend on us.

The third position: the society is really the determinant, because the market is the creation of the society. As we are part of the society, we carry the sanction of the society. We therefore can command the market. If we feel shy selling our product, the market will feel shy buying our product.  If we feel all the good and the service we provide to the market, the market will come to us to take our product.

We are also the market; if we see the good and the advantages of the product, the market will see or can see the same. If we expand our view, our attitude, the market will expand. From the silent witness we can move to the witness that is active.

18. The Infinite - finite

The two positions: everyone is our customer - versus - not everyone can be our customer for various reasons.

The third position: everyone can be our customer if we find a reason for him to become our customer. One customer will use the incense for getting rid of other smells, the next for rest or meditation, and the others for the pleasure it gives, the positive atmosphere it creates, for cleaning the house, to be used as a gift, as a product to keep mosquitoes away, because it is the nicest air freshener possible in the bathroom and so on.

There is always a reason that can make a person a customer.

19. The Manifest - the Unmanifest

The unmanifest is the seed, the poet, the market; the manifest is the tree, the poem, the product.

Every situation has a part that is unmanifested. Every product has an unmanifested part. The part that is unmanifested is the potential. Often the unmanifested part is greater than the manifested part.

We can accept a situation or a product as manifest and leave it at that, but often there is more to it. A medicine against cough might work against cancer, lavender oil is used for soaps, fresheners and incense, but it also works in elderly people with sleeping problems better than a sleeping pill.

20. Timeless - time

The two positions: timelessness - versus - time.

Timelessness (timeless eternity) is above, time is below and subjective.

The third position: the simultaneous integrality of time, where past, present and future stand together.

In India: we are outraged by the demand of dowry when we get our daughter married, but for our son our demand of dowry is as big or even bigger than the demand our in-laws made for our daughter. We, of course do not like to ask for a dowry for our son, but we have to for our prestige; so as not to lose our prestige.

The third position: if we behave as sellers as we behave as buyers, the market will be at our disposal.

21.    Psychic - ego

The two positions: everyone has a soul, a psychic being - versus - everyone is egoistic and selfish.

The third position: we decide whether a customer responds from his ego or from his psychic.

story | by Dr. Radut