Salvation,Self Realization is made possible by disciplining the Mind.
Unlike western philosophy, Indian philosophy considers Mind as an organ like Eyes,Ears,Nose,Mouth and Body( Panchendriyas,the Five Organs).
The difference between Mind and other organs is that Mind is Subtler and more powerful than the other organs.
It controls other organs.
To realize Self or Reality,Mind has to be stilled,by a process of regulation.
What we perceive initially,when we come into contact with objects, is a jumble of various inputs conveyed to us by various organs like Eyes,Ears…
This reaches the Mind as unconnected stimulii
At this level,Mind just collects information , without collating them,categorising them.
The next level of Mind,Buddhi collates the information,categorises them,tags them as correct or incorrect from a factual point of view and also passed value judgements like Good or Bad.
Why a particular event is designated as Good or Bad,or why amidst multitudes of stimulii being present around us and are being received by Mind as raw information,only a specific event or fact is taken cognisance of,forms a different and exhaustive study.
To put it simply,Buddhi selects event/s at any given point of time,as directed by Chitta,the higher plane,which exists,to understand the concept,one may say,than the Mind.
Consciousness ,one of the Attributes of the Soul is Realized by stilling the projections made by the Chitta when it comes into contact with objects of senses.
One of the methods to regulate the Mind is Mantra.
When one perceives,three things are needed.
The Perceived and the process of
By Mantra,one can discipline the Mind and the differentiation between the Three,The Perceiver,Perceived and the process of Perception is dissolved and one becomes a part of Reality.
As an empirical spinoff,one gets his wishes granted and obstacles removed.
Will write on the effects not Mantras,the process and composition.