07 Three Minds Of The Doer

The thinker is that part of the Triune Self which really thinks. It is in its mental atmosphere, (Fig. V-B).

  • Only a part of it contacts the doer in the human through the heart and lungs and works also through the brain.
  • There are nerves in the brain and spinal cord which belong to the thinker, but which are practically unused.
  • The nerves in use there are those of the doer.
  • When physical things are felt, feeling is located distinctly as being in the skin or affected organs.
  • When psychic things are felt, the feeling is located in the heart, the pit of the stomach and sometimes in the sexual organs.
  • But there is no feeling or recognition or even location by the human when he reacts mentally.
  • Some of the nerves for the thinker of the Triune Self are not used at all.
  • Some of them are used by the doer when it attempts to use the feeling-mind or the desire-mind.
  • If the nerves for the thinker were called into use, there would be an airiness in the body and a lightness in the bones, and people could converse by thinking, without words.

At present the human, except in physical sciences, depends on feeling what is correct and what is wrong, rather than on rightness and reason.

  • If the body-mind now used by the feeling of the doer had free action the human would be able to feel the right or wrong in calculations, measurements and comparisons at once, as he now feels a pain or pleasure.
  • The mind used by a human is as impotent and out of touch with the nerves as is a hand that is asleep or numbed with cold.
  • Rightness, the passive side of the thinker, should be located in the heart, and reason, the active side, in the lungs, instead of merely contacting them.
  • The knower stands behind the thinker and the doer. So the thinker is in communication with and acts according to the knowledge of the knower, which issues no orders but knows what the thinker and the doer do.

But the thinker is not in the same manner in communication with the doer.

  • It knows everything the doer in the human does or inclines or intends to do, but the doer knows practically nothing of the thinker.
  • The thinker has no direct relation to nature, except through the body-mind which it lets the doer use for the purpose of controlling the body and nature, though actually the senses now use it to control the doer.
  • The thinker is related to the Intelligence, for, in a manner of speaking, it walks in the Light of its Intelligence.
  • The thinker guides the cyclic movements of the thoughts in the mental atmosphere. It brings about an exteriorization of thoughts, in conformity with the thinking of the doer in the human.
  • Therefore the destiny of a human is directly dispensed to it by a part of its very Self, by the thinker under the Light of the Intelligence.
  • The thinker lets the doer have the use of three minds, the body-mind, the feelingmind, and the desire-mind, to the end that the doer in the human may use these minds to distinguish between itself and nature, and that the doer may of its own free will come into harmony with and be guided by rightness-and-reason, the thinker.

The doers in the run of human beings ordinarily use only one of the three minds, and that one is the body-mind, in answering to the needs and wants of the body and to follow the attractions of nature.

  • How little these minds have been used by the doer in the human for the purposes of itself and of the Triune Self can be seen by the lack of words having relation to noetic, mental or psychic things.
  • Another and a telling fact is that mental activities are described as if they were physical or extensions of physical or psychic things.

In nearly all instances the use of words is suggested by feelings and desires, and mental actions are merely translations of acts and states to the life plane of the physical world.

  • Some such words are conscious, understanding, perceiving, conceiving, speculating, analyzing, comparing, comprehension, attention, intuition, intelligence, enlightened, and hunger for knowledge.
  • Transcendental activities are treated as extensions of physical and psychic things.
  • If the physical base were taken away the words would have no meaning as related to mental action, because as descriptions of mental activities they are inapplicable.
  • No mental action has anything to do or can be compared with conscious, understanding, conceiving, speculating, judging and similar words.
  • The mental actions by themselves are described by these words in an infantile way. For what is here called rightness-and-reason, and for mental operations as the activities of the mind, there are no words.
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