...Gurudev Shriram Sharma had acquired the true knowledge and experience of even the subtlest aspects of human consciousness
through his dedicated and absolute sadhanas (experiments in spirituality) throughout his life and had successfully awaken the divine potentials of the of the eternal component of life. The present volume compiles his in-depth analysis of the origin, anatomy and expansion of the conscious and unconscious mind. Rational arguments and illustrations are available here to avoid illusions and to provide practical guidance for the benefit of all readers.
The subtle core of unconscious mind is described by the author as an ensemble of assimilated sanskaras of animal instincts and of the divine sentiments inspired by the serene nature of the soul. The flow of emotional thought process of either kind in the background is reflected via dreams or extrasensory experiences from time to time. Conscious mind is an ocean of the continuous currents of those thoughts and mental expressions which are activated by intellect and ego.
Introvert study of the self and critical analysis of our own behavior, habits and aspirations gives us an idea of the level of our inherent nature. Determined endeavors to eliminate the weaknesses and enhance the purity of sentiments and thoughts begins the process of refinement of the unconscious mind too. Ascetic practices of self-restrain and earnest desire for improvement of the self provide necessary courage and strength to fight the age-old tendencies of mind.
Altruist service with compassion and love indicates righteous progress towards sublime transformation of consciousness. Lives and works of the great personalities stand witness to this fact. Every one who realizes the need of enlightening the inner self and who is confident of self development can proceed along this path of spiritual transmutation of the unconscious and conscious faculties of mind.
Acharya Sharma opined that the original nature of every human being is spiritual and the higher dimension of evolution of consciousness
begins at the level of divinity. In order to keep pace with this natural evolution, the human society today will have to adopt those value-systems, ideals and deeds in life which suit the dignity of divine children.
Escalation and sublimation of the individual consciousness
links it with the cosmic consciousness
and makes possible its evolution into what is described by Maharshi Arvind as - "the descent of Grand Super Divine Mind". This super mind guides the human intellect towards the righteous path and elevates the individual self up to its ultimate goal of absolute liberation and unification with the Omnipresent Supreme Consciousness.
Every human being is endowed with immense power in the inner self to arouse his super-conscious mind. Comprehensive knowledge and authentic deliberations and guidance presented in this volume should inspire every reader to think, realize and march towards the ultimate evolution of mental powers.