>>> Mind is not ignorant because one is sent to be born a human being with the >>> instructions of how to perform the role <<<
Mind is a creature of the trigunas and hence it cannot be the highest consciousness. You have to go beyond. When you follow your mind you are manmukh. When you follow the soul you are Gurmukh. Soul is beyond the gunas. The knowledge within is contained there. >>> This is where the relevance of scriptures and the guru comes in. <<< The Guru is the soul. >>>. God has provided these for the human to follow them <<< All scriptures are manmade. You have to access the instructions in the soul. >>> Emancipation depends on how well s/he obeys the instructions within. <<< To access the guidance you have to rise in consciousness or open up the subliminimal. That means the inner mind by turning away from the surface mind. The subliminal is a better guide though not infaaliable, since it is still in the domain of gunas. Secondly the inner guidance is not an imperative command. You have still the freedom to be a manmukh. What binds you are the three cords. Nolini Kanta Gupta explains: (Nolini was a disciple of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother Mirra Alfassa) [The first restraint is the barrier of the mind, the middle knot bars the subliminal, the lower knot is of the physical] SUNAHSHEPA, the human creature, says the Vedic Rishi, is bound to the stake with three cords: one on the top, the second in the middle and the third below. Sunahshepa cries out to God Varuna to be freed from the triple bondage. The God is pleased and cuts the topmost cord and throws it upward, he cuts the middle cord and throws it on either side, he cuts the downmost cord and throws it downward. Thus Sunahshepa is freed through the Grace of King Varuna. The three cords are the three limitations of being and consciousness in the normal human creature. There is a wall or barrier up in the mind which shuts out the higher levels of consciousness that are beyond the mind – the worlds of vision and revelation, of the Truth and the Vast. The middle knot shuts out the world around and abroad and limits the being to the ego, prevents the individual person from communicating with the Universal Being and Consciousness. It is the well known knot of the heart – hrdayagranthi – the crux and kernel of the egoistic consciousness. It centres the whole being on itself, limits it to itself, does not let it go out of itself to belong to the world-being. It is also the pull that prevents the being from diving down into its true personality, the psychic, and finding its union with the inner Divine. This ego-centred knot has to be cut through and the thread to be scattered into the infinity of the deepest and of the widest being. The last barrier at the base of the human consciousness is the hard crust of the physical and the material being. It is closed to the regions behind, the occult sources of all external movements. This too has to be pulled down and thrown into the gulfs of non-existence – primal Prakriti, out of which they are born – so that the subliminal ranges of consciousness emerge and manifest themselves. God Varuna is invoked because he is the Lord of the Vast Consciousness, he it is that opens out the passage and leads the human being into worlds of the Vast, the Truth – Ritam, Brihat – from mortality to immortality.