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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10 comments:

    Krishna said...

    eagerly lookin forward to ur next post bhaiya..Jai Gurudev..

  1. ... on July 29, 2010 at 12:52 AM  
  2. looking within said...

    The resolution is so strong, your words reflect that Bhaiya, waiting for next post:-D

  3. ... on July 29, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
  4. vishesh said...

    way 2 go rashmin bhaiyya !!

  5. ... on July 30, 2010 at 11:57 PM  
  6. sukeerti said...

    Brillant to read n aaply.:)

  7. ... on July 31, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
  8. Gauri said...

    you have this amazing way of putting every unexplainable thing in the shortest way possible in the language easy to understand. which makes it look very simple for us to attempt and achieve, and once we think then only we can :)

  9. ... on August 1, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
  10. sunil said...

    you simply rock!
    waiting for the tips to do & finally KILL the MIND.
    Thanks
    Keep posting more.
    Joygurudev

  11. ... on August 3, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
  12. Gautam said...

    Not sure if I have misunderstood this comment: "Encouraging the outward flow of the mind strengthens it." Does it strengthen or weaken the mind? Did outward flow mean expanding our horizon?

  13. ... on August 14, 2010 at 6:50 AM  
  14. Rashmin said...

    Hi Gautam,
    I am talking about the small mind. the more the small mind is encouraged the more miserable you become. thats the reason why I am talking about killing the (small) mind.

    JGD
    Rashmin

  15. ... on August 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM  
  16. Gautam said...

    Got it.. JGD!! :)

  17. ... on August 15, 2010 at 7:33 AM  
  18. Ken said...

    My God, it's so beautiful and so experienced!

  19. ... on August 25, 2010 at 10:31 PM