Fear of the ‘last thoughts at death’

Question:

Ektaji – Is it fair to have Dvesha to control of last impression (not to think certain thing)? If it is something out of control why not make it like “come as it comes” like spontaneously?    Can we train our subconscious brain to think not to think (e.g. people do chant to train their subconscious mind)?

Answer:

No, you cannot train your mind to “not think of a certain thing”.

Mind=thought. Thought is not separate from mind.

You are asking a question like – can I train my body to never experience nature’s call? It’s not possible.

Similarly, you cannot train your mind to not think of a particular thought and to think only about a particular thought, at the time of death. It is the mechanism of death, that the strongest impression of that lifetime will automatically pop – up at that last moment. So at the thought level, nothing can be done. You cannot cut the mind with the mind. If something needs to be done, it has to be at another level.

Therefore the only way out is to train your emotional body to drop the raagas and dveshas while living and going through them. Let go of feverishness of ‘want’ and ‘not want’ that you have harbored in your heart. Once you release the feverishness, the thoughts of like and dislike will also drop. There is no short-cut!

And how to release the hatred, jealousy, anger, guilt, feverishness to achieve, aversion to someone or something, etc?

  • By Meditating regularly and carrying that silence of meditation into your daily routine
  • By practicing Sudarshan Kriya regularly and learning to break a thought pattern with the help of breath in daily routine as well.
  • By drowning yourself in spiritual knowledge, scriptures, talks by Gurudev not just once a week like spiritual entertainment but sincerely implementing it.
  • By doing seva selflessly without even expecting a thanks in return
  • By participating 100% in satsang.

These will help you focus on the silence within. And that silence will help erase the hatred or any other negative emotion.

Once the negativity is wiped away with these sincere efforts, you will not have this negative impression at the last moment of your life. You will have stronger positive impressions of silence that came from your practice and you will die devoid of dvesha as your last impression. Got it?

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