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Becoming of reason



Who makes the mind go so far? Who makes life begin its journey? Who impels us to express these words?
What can not be put into words, but makes the words to spoke. Know it is Brahman, the Spirit, and not what people adore here.
What you can not think with your mind, but makes the mind can think. Know it is Brahman, the Spirit, and not what people adore here.
(Kena Upanishad)

Brahman, the Spirit, is the flow of knowledge, the logos, the becoming of reason (though not limited to them). The reason is the highest that is given to us, is "everything" for us, or One (is comparable to God) is what will save us, or will lose us, because very often we do not see the reason, we do not distinguish as maximally important; and religions, unfortunately, sometimes lose the way and deify other things.
The reason "lights up", but paradoxically it is hard to be seen. It is always behind the experience and phenomena, but it is not the object itself, it is not visible or tangible. The reason is the understanding and intelligence in themselves and is, in effect, that allows us to solve uncertainties, fleetingly clarify the confusion and illuminate the darkness, which allows us to understand the world, exactly the same intelligence that governs science (or not) or that leads us in everyday (or not).
In the Bhagavad Gita Arjuna is told very explicitly he must look for salvation at reason. And the first condition for a man to be worthy of God is precisely that his reason must be "pure". This is a redundancy. Only pure reason, detached from the sense objects, is the truth (God): God and truth are the same.
Joan Mascaró said that the reason is the faculty given to man to distinguish the true from the false sentimentality, faith from fanaticism, imagination from fantasy, a true vision from a visionary illusion. The reason is the way that shows us how truly the world is and save us from getting lost in it, shows us the truth. It is the way that generates itself, that does not stop, never-ending, which brings us from one truth to another, always.
It is also the time that is going, it is the course of things, the flow of the mind. There is no logos with no time, no action with no time, no mind with no time. The reason is that naturally flowing and dragging the thought, which impels it and makes the mind to think, and which puts words to it...
The reason does not emerge arbitrarily from man. But man thinks that so often and becomes a slave of this feeling and this worldview. It is at this point that he lose the way (the reason), becomes dependent on the false sentimentality, lets himself be dominated by fantasy, becomes a visionary fanatic ...It is required a global vision to avoid getting lost, which is given to us by intelligence, by reason, by pure knowledge flow as naturally becomes.

It is said it with much repetition at the Bhagavad Gita:

All actions take place in time with the intervention of the forces of Nature, but man, deceived by a selfish illusion, thinks he is the actor. (3.27)
But who knows the relationship between the forces of Nature and actions, sees how some forces of nature act on other forces of nature and is not a slave of them. (3.28)
Those who are under the illusion of the forces of nature are linked to the action of these forces. That sage who sees the whole must not confuse the ignorant that do not see the whole. (3.29)
Even the sage acts under the impulse of his nature: all beings follow nature. What would constrict it? (3.33)
Man that finds silent in their action, and he sees that silence is action; this man really sees the light and finds peace in all his actions. (4.18)
He whose undertakings are free from passions and dreams and whose action is purified by the fire of wisdom is called wise for those who understand. (4.19)
In any action he performs, such a man really has peace: does not expect anything, does not trust anything and he is always full of joy. (4.20)
No useless hopes, he is the master of his soul, he renounces to all that he has got, only his body acts: he is without sin. (4.21)
He is happy with whatever God sends him and is above the pairs of opposites of this world. There is no jealous and the same at success or at failure he is one: their actions do not bind. (4.22)
He has attained liberation: he is free from all bonds, his mind has found peace in the wisdom and action is a sacred sacrifice. The action of this man is pure. (4.23)
But greater than any earthly sacrifice is the sacrifice of the sacred knowledge. Since wisdom is indeed the goal of any sacred action. (4.33)
No action marks a man who is pure; who is in harmony, who is master of his life, whose soul is one with the soul of everything. (5.7)
Those who have always serene mind get the victory of life on this earth. God is pure and always one and ever one they are in God. (5.19)
The man who sees Brahman and in Brahman remains: his reason is stable, his deception does not exist yet. When pleasure comes he does not excite and when pain comes he does not tremble. (5.20)
He is not bound by things from outside and he finds joy inside him. His soul is one with Brahman and gets joy forever. (5.21)
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As the Dhammapada also says:

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our thoughts of today build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure mind, joy follows him as his own shadow. (2)
Many do not know that we are here in this world to live in harmony. Those who know do not fight against each other. (6)
Those who think the unreal is, and think the Real is not, never reach the Truth, lost in the path of wrong thought. (11)
Crazy and ignorant men are careless and never observe, however the man that lives in waking considers this to be his greatest treasure. (26)
The mind is indecisive and restless, difficult to keep and hold: the wise must direct his mind as the person that makes arrows make arrows straight. (33)
The mind is fickle and fleeting, fly after chimeras wherever it pleases: it really is difficult to contain. But it is a great good to control the mind; an auto controlled mind is a source of great joy. (35)
Invisible and subtle is the mind, and flies after chimeras wherever he pleases, but the wise must keep his mind well, since a well kept mind is a source of great joy. (36)
Those who make water channels control waters, those who make arrows make straight arrows, carpenters control their woods, and the wise control their minds. (80)
Do not live a low life, remember and do not forget, stop misconceptions and do not sink into the world. (167)
This world is dark indeed and few can see the light! Just as few birds can escape from a net, few souls can fly to freedom of the sky. (174)
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