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On Dec 8, 2010Sanjeev Verma wrote :
It is a very deep topic and I can send you you very interesting articles on this issue. Mind is in fact a sub-atomic particle.
Anyway, Yoga basically means union of body, mind and soul. In fact, there is another layer of vital air between body and mind. Let me try to explain yoga principles in simple language. After performing physical pastures ( Asanas), you do pranayama ( breathing exercise). Prana ( Vital Air) has strong relationship with the mind--your mind becomes calm when your breathing is regular or rhythmic similarly after strenuous work out or when you are really angry then it becomes very fast or irregular. This clearly explains how body, prana ( vital air) and mind are related.
You then withdraw your attention from outside to inside ( shut off outer sense organs) and focus on certain point-like heart, between eye-brows etc. and meditate. Your mind becomes still and you go to the higher plane. Your mind stops wondering. The ultimate stage is Samadhi when you really go the highest plane (soul). This helps you with the self-analysis and helps in getting rid of your vices. Can you know the weakness of a building when you are inside the building? You go bit far from the building and then only you can see any issue with the structure of the building.
In fact most of the inventions/discoveries happen when mind is still. I heard that Archimedes had a flash on his mind when he made his discoveries.
Probably I can give one more example regarding the relationship between mind and inteligebnce planes. I guess that it is common practice in popular cartoons to show "bulb" next to the cartoon character to illustrate "an idea".
Mind acts like a projection screen when you get an idea and you observe that "flash" from the "intelligence" plane. "Intelligence" is subtler than mind and it can go where even mind can not go and this nature of "intelligence" has led to lot of scientific discoveries and innovations.
In fact, I consider every scientist to be "prophets" of God since God reveals its secrets through the scientistics and philosphers. "Prophet" is one acts as a messenger of God--in my view Newton, Einstein were prophets of God. In ancient India, we used to attribute scientific discoveries to God and hence Vedas ( means knowledge) are revealed books and there is nothing in Vedas that goes against science. If someone claims that a book is revealed book but that book talks about certain things that are not scientific then that book can not be a revealed book.
Note that "laws of motions" existed even before the Newton was born. God chose prophet "Newton" to reveal the "Laws of Motion". These discoveries happen when mind is still and observer ( "intelligence") is looking at it from higher plane.