The mind is ruthless and unbelievably consistent. The moment you experience freedom and joy it will bring about a new thought, concern or an issue and thats it! once again we find ourselves struggling to be free. That is why I have made my intention, my goal very clear. It can be just put in three words ," KILL the MIND".

Encouraging the outward flow of the mind strengthens it. The illusion of joy being outside becomes more concrete and as a result misery in life multiplies. Experience of joy is only momentary and we suffer from total instability.

Having the readiness and the skill to keep withdrawing the mind from the object of the senses back to the source is something that has to be learnt. Even if the external trigger is incredibly beautiful and tempting, Withdrawing the mind and fixing the attention inside again and again and again is of absolute importance. If you fail a million times make the attempt once more. Yoga Vasistha says "Every zealous effort is crowned with fruition".

One pointed focus on fixing my attention on the seven energy centers is considered to be the most sure way of becoming free. Too much analysis of external causes is a complete waste of time. Observing the effect within is the way to freedom.

Every time the mind craves for a pleasant experience. Smile at it, gently pull it back, using whatever skill to re install it in your heart. Burn the tendencies of the mind in the fire of awareness.

There are some tips about " how to gently withdraw the mind" which I will write about in the next post next Tuesday.

JGD
Rashmin


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I had an amazing time playing the Pirate role in the play "Anand and Benaifer" written by Suparna form singapore, directed by Priya Mani, siddhika and of course BAWA. Super hilarious love story with Dakus, Pirates etc I found myself doing stuff which i had never imagined I would ever do in my life.

Rolling upside down on the stage in front of 2000 odd people! Really enjoyed working for this one.

The music was composed by Prasanna fro, Singapore and was perfectly executed by Harshal, Ankit, Sarang, Anagha, Divya, sumaanshi and kamakshi..

The dances were too good and they got a chance to perform in front of Guruji! after satsang. CHirag being the choreographer it ought to be fantastic.

The actors were brilliant and the direction and the humour also was superb.

All in all summer magic was really magical with Guruji staying back till the end. Next time something like that..Just dont miss.

JGD
Rashmin


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