In the name of our compassionate and merciful Lord
The Two Brain Hemispheres
Stay attentive of your two brain hemispheres. They are two receivers, which present to you their perception, processed through their unique structure. Transcendental feelings, voices and images are all produced/perceived through the right hemisphere. More over, mundane calculations and reasoning take place in the left hemisphere. The right side is dark, mysterious and unknown. On the contrary, the left hemisphere contains words, adventitious knowledge, recognized concepts and names. None has superiority over the other unless you apply that attribute to one and deprive the other. In majority of humans, it’s the left hemisphere which is in charge. Because, they are under dominion of society’s collective mind and environment. They have become conditioned based on what they have learned. They’ve been fed Good and Evil, Shall Do and Shall Not Do! Their minds are programmed through media, advertising and other outside influences. They are under control from within and they are unaware. They censor their own thoughts and actions. They’re known as domesticated and obedient citizens. They never attempt to experience the unknown. They are ordinary and never leave the herd because they lack a daring heart. They desire spirituality and the truth only up to the point where they find their delusive safety in danger and their norms in conflict. God for them is but a supply manager who has to constantly meet their needs. They are not fit for an spiritual journey, because they’re terrified of the unknown. If they miss spirituality, they feel the warmth from far and are content with it. They may read from the surface of scriptures without any actual experience. Their energy and attention always pours into their left brain hemisphere. Therefore, their right hemisphere is deprived and dried up. Often some immensely important (painful) event has to occur in their life to get the right hemisphere in gears. Death of a loved one, accidents and unbearable emotional impacts as well as encountering a true spiritual teacher are examples of it. Other than that, they lump all, that is perceived by the right hemisphere, and label it as superstitious or all together fictitious! They are inattentive and stay ignorant towards their spiritual existence. Their right body parts are more active because they’re controlled by the left hemisphere. When you ask them a question which needs thinking to bring about an answer, for a moment they look towards the right. By doing so, they stimulate the left hemisphere to work on an answer. They only trust what has been produced/perceived through the left side of their brain. Therefore, they stay ignorant and deprive themselves of enlightenment. They are easily hypnotized, even the most educated. Because, he who is deeply rooted in the idea of “self”, is easily controlled by the environment which causes the idea. One unconcealable sign of it is the obvious difference between their left and right eyes. Their left eye, in comparison to the right, appears lifeless and without the glow. The left eye is often referred to as the eye of the inner essence, and is very important. In the state of liberation from knowledge, the left eye becomes radiant and full of life.
Followers of the right hemisphere, if denied of spiritual practice and special attention, will be extremely influenced by delusion and indulged in the supernatural. Because the awareness flowing from this hemisphere does not match the physical human experience. And for this very reason, they easily submit to the voice and visions infused to their perception from that world. Any influence from the dark realm can redirect their life experience. Therefore, it’s difficult to trust them, because they can act upon their misunderstandings or abandon their responsibilities at any moment. They do not have a clear understanding of the time and place they’re in, so they are troubled in their day-to-day life. Most claimants of the divine embodiment these day are from this group. They are under extreme influence of the voices and visions emitted from the right hemisphere. Reality and what they believe are dictated by this faculty. They often think someone calls for them from outside. They can never be alone and away from all these entangled perceptions. When they, as well as the first group, encounter the flow of the other, they become deluded, confused and hurt. The flow of channels clash. The two individual shadow perceivers rule their awareness. Schizophrenia arises from these conditions. The right and the left group are, at the same scale, unreal, incomplete and deceived. They are yet to experience the full human existence. A human is, seamlessly, consist of all names, forms and expressions of the divine. The true path is in moderation and temperance. None of the two would be able to perceive the truth alone. Moderation and proper cooperation between the two is the right path. The two channels need to unite in a holy matrimony. This is the meaning behind the desire to wed the earth and the heavens. Our real evolution is in the unity of the two awareness channels. Let the two side neutralize each other like the two sides of an equation. Let them become nothing. That’s their point of unity. That’s how you free yourself. You will stand above all and outside of their games. You will perceive without judgment. The entire brain will now be under your command like a powerful tool. Do not follow either. Do not imprison yourself in either. They become futile and you, free. You become silent and liberated from the chains of all adventitious knowledge. You will be placed among the liberated. There won’t be any thought or input from either side which can effect your existence. Because, without oppositions or submissions they are simply dissolved. You’ve learned to be a witness. And this is the path of moderation. “The path of moderation is the only trustworthy path. The eastern and the northern are but deceptions”. These words of wisdom, by Ali (the divine peace be upon him), points out the two conflicting awareness channels which are not united. And this separation is the cause of misguidance.
From the vantage point of many spiritual practices, these two physiological regions need to unite, complete and regulate each other. And that is the spiritual journey. This is the purpose of the inner wisdom. Spiritual guides are specialized in the workings of this transformation. They bring seekers to unity and transform their perception into a monad, without judgment and in divine purity. All exercises and austerities are meant to accomplish this very goal. Your two eyes need to become one and your two hands to unite. Your existence has to become one with your inner and outer experience, all integrated and in cooperation. In that state, you will see, hear and say purely and without judgment. Anxiety won’t exist in this environment, simply because there’s no conflict. All that exists is a monad. The existence of those who haven’t gone through this transformation, are confused and detached from the truth. Thousands of thoughts and phantoms have torn their existence into thousands of pieces. Integration starts from your Brain! As long as the right and left flow of awareness are not united, you will stay in suffering. If you find yourself under the dominance of one, you need to read and put in practice what you find here and in my relate work.
(Translated By Farbod Misaghian)