Mind or Power of Brain is like an open stream, which flows from top (of a mountain) to bottom. Either this stream follows the path created by previous streams (broad ones) or creates its own way. I think thoughts of Rumi and Iqbal were like these streams which have created a narrow way. This way would become broad as other thinkers follow it.
Now the question arose in my mind is: You control your mind or your mind controls you?
Khurram Shafiq writes about Iqbal:
It was here, in March 1907, that he finally made the first major breakthrough into the labyrinth of his exquisite mind. He was unsuccessful, he ruthlessly concluded, not because he wasn’t intelligent enough, but rather because he was too intelligent. A powerful mind is a wonderful thing, but there is something else that must be in control of the mind. It is the will power, or the super ego, or as Iqbal later devised a term for it: khudi, or the Self - that illuminated nucleus of one's existence which is the source of all emotion, thought and intuition.”A powerful mind that wanders in every direction is like an epileptic hand that is unable to grasp even a pen and move it from the table. The Self, or the enlightened ego, must control the mind.In other words, conclusion would be that The Self gives you a way and path on which your mind can walk upon. I think that it only implies on "The Powerful Minds".
(you can read the full article here)
I don't understand one thing that (in first statement in bold) "Khudi must be in control of mind" whereas in last line, it says that "The Self, or the enlightened ego, must control the mind". Which one is right?
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