Friday, August 11, 2017

The soul, the ego, the mind and the Conscience

Small overhaul of what we are, each of us, during the existence because if we are the soul we are also the body, the mind etc You have here the point of view of the path, the lighting of original-yoga in simple if not simplistic words.


You are not made of only one part, there are various things which make you.

You are the body, for the duration of this incarnation.

You are the mind and its fruits, the personality, the learned knowledge, the desires, the fears, the memory, the hopes etc the mind is the operating system of the brain. When the body dies, the brain also and the mind disappears.

You are the incarnated-soul i.e.  the soul and the ego linked. The ego is the principle which allows the “divine matter” to become an individualized soul, with a Conscience of itself and the capacity to say “I”, “me'' at the same time as “yes” and '' no”, which is the mark of the free-will.

The matter of this text is to give you the meaning of these four words according to the path. The words often have several meanings, for example spirit does not have the same meaning according to whether it is used by the psychology, the religion or the philosophy. For some it speaks about the soul, for others about the mind.

It is a question of conventions. When you speak with psychologists, you use their meaning. With monks, you use this word to say soul. To follow the teaching of the path it is better to know the meaning given to the words. Coming back to the words quoted in the title here are their lexical meaning according to the small lexicon published on the blog: 
- Soul, Heart [Conscience, Âtman - according to the āstika-]: it is the true self, the passenger of your body during the existence. 
The soul uses the intelligence but is not the mind. It is immortal and is reincarnated until its achievement. It is used to say that: “ the eyes are the windows of the soul ”. The soul is this Conscience which sees through the eyes. When the soul is incarnated, bound to the ego, it is the Witness who sees by the eyes, understands by the ears and makes use of the mind to think.

''The soul sparkle of One, contained by the Verb
Passes from life to life, from form to form
Up to the human being

[Bhaktimàrga 1-2-10]

- Mind, mental: it is the intelligence, the fruit of the brain, the operating system of your board computer, a tool which will produce, according to which is using it, good or less good results. If the Conscience is well or badly centered the production of the mind will be different. You need to keep the control of the mind.

- Ego: it allows the soul to be incarnated and to be aware of itself. Without the ego no individualization of the soul.

''The soul comes from One, the Grace gives it flesh
By the ego offered in present
So that the body has a conscience''

[Bhaktimàrga 1-2-12]

- Conscience or Purusa: it should be specified that the purusa, in the meaning that Raja-yoga gives to it, is the supreme self of the man. Purusa would indicate the incarnated soul, the union of the soul and the ego. The Conscience can be lost in the things of the world.

- False-ego [Màra, that which separates]: it is a consequence of the absence of Knowledge (shruti). When the soul is badly identified, when it believes to be the mind, then the nescience induces a confusion which is the false-ego. It is this inertial force which, mechanically, attaches our Conscience to the levels of the materiality and does everything to keep it attached there. 


Its field is the worldly pleasures as only goal, the primary education instincts as only references. The only pleasure, the abuses, the hatred, the confusion, the duality, the unjust war, the concepts, the madness, the unconsciousness, the inconsistency are its creations and he hates peace, the Love and the Holy-Name. It is able to be disguised in lamb for better misleading its world. It builds all the possible traps to prevent the soul from arriving at its ultimate goal. Only the Grace can circumvent the false-ego.

''The false-ego imposes on the soul the weight of the sense
It keeps turned outside''

[Bhaktimàrga 1-2-33]

The false-ego takes part of darkness [of ignorance] in opposition to the Light [of Knowledge] as Mani, the founder of the Manichean religion described.m

It is an absence, a hole. As darkness is the absence of Light, the false-ego is the absence of Conscience. Unconsciousness is the absence of Conscience and ignorance the absence of Knowledge.

Darkness makes that you lose yourselves, taken by blindness. Unconsciousness plunges us in the suffering. The ignorance makes of you the victim of the reverse currents.

The Light absence of darkness?

One cannot say that the Light is the absence of darkness, not more than the Conscience the absence of unconsciousness nor that Knowledge either the absence of ignorance. To make simple: the soul is your true being. It belongs to the Kingdom. Before the incarnation it did not have a Conscience.


The incarnation of the soul gives it an ego which gives it an individual conscience. The incarnation and the ego are a Grace. The body and the soul live by the Holy-Name resulting from the Kingdom.

The Holy-Name is inside you

Because the Holy-Name is inside you, you can feel it. When you received the Revelation of the techniques, among them the one of the Holy-Name, it becomes possible to you to be centered and to deepen your Conscience.

When you are aware of the Holy-Name you are in a state of bliss, of achievement. This state is in no way incompatible with an active human existence.

The Observance of the Agya

The purpose of the practice of the original-yoga, more precisely the Observance of the Agya, is to enable you to live in all Conscience while achieving the matter of your coming. It is the Realization. It is not the awakening. You can realize without ever knowing the awakening. 

Agya: Duty /Satsang /Meditation

The Conscience can be put in the center of oneself and on the surface of the things at the same time, by the Duty which is one of the three feet of the Agya. When the Conscience is put in the center of yourself, you can read, write, speak, learn, teach, live and assume your obligations.

''The best way of giving of yourselves is to remain in the Duty
Conscious of the Holy-Name in each gesture and all the time''

[Bhaktimàrga 2-3-13]

The purpose of the path is to give you, by the Revelations and the Agya, the means to put your Conscience at the good place and in the good way in order to be able to act while remaining centered.