How should we conquer our mind?

The mind is made of the warp and woof of wishes. So the first thing to be conquered is the demon of desire. For this, it is unnecessary to wage a huge war. It is also unnecessary to use pleasing words to persuade the desire to disappear. Desires will not disappear for fear of the one or for favor of the other. Desires are objective; they belong to the category of the “seen”. The steady-minded one releases oneself from attachment. By this means, desire is conquered. You must watch the working of the mind from outside it; do not get involved in it. That is the meaning of this discipline. The faculty of the mind is like a strong current of electricity. It has to be watched from a distance and not be contacted or touched. Touch the current, and you are reduced to ashes. So too, contact and attachment give the mind the chance to ruin you. The farther you are from it, the better. By skillful methods, you have to make the best use of it for your own welfare.

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Priti Saigal

Priti Saigal

I am a blogger whose words aim to reflect wisdom, whose mistakes aim to make experiences enriching, whose passion is penned onto empty sheets to make memories.