What is the essence of Mind Management?
Maharishi says mind is only the mover of thoughts and if the thoughts cease mind has no existence in itself.
But our past impressions and accumulated thoughts always
spring forth stealthily making the mind feed on it. What are the means of effective mind control.?
Person without the mind ,is it possible? what is a creative mind?
I know this question is not directed to me but from what I have understood, there is no actual need to " manage" the mind.
If we try to " manage" it we are only creating a new imprint called the " mind manager"
So what do we do?
Honestly for some of us its just do NOTHING.
You did ask about past memories and impressions and what about that?
The human mind thinks only with a comparison with what it previously knows.
So all memories and imprints function in order to make a relative comparison for us to think.
In other words our mind is dualistic.
It knows big because it compares with small..it knows good because it compares with bad.
The mind is NOT able to see things as it is until and unless it is able to be in the NOW and not drag in ourselves in every scenario.
So how do we go about this?
Well, there are many ways to this, most well known are.
1) Atma vichara
2) Bhakti as in surrender
I wont focus on Atma Vichara as I have no experience in that.
Bhagawan Ramana Maharishi himself has said one can surrender to God and let the Divine run your life for you.
In total surrender one does sadhana regularly mostly prayer based, japa, chanting and eventually some amount of " inner engineering" takes place and the mind stops being reactive and past impressions do not cloud the perception, some stop feeling the time axis and start to function in the Golden Mean Middle Path.
It would feel as if God hijacked your mind and body and He reveals to you even your day to day activity and to a great extent free will is lost.
This is the Dasa state where God is the Master who writes the best play for you to be in constant alignment with Him.
Its also at this stage all reading stops and the mind stops questioning or analyzing or intellectualizing..the process Bhagawan Ramana had described as UNLEARNING.
In the state of Unlearning one just simply exists in a BE AND IT IS format.
Surrender to the Higher Power and It will take over your activities and results The Master understands me even better than I do myself. So I pray for a message