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Maharshi's Gospel and Talks - 8
« on: June 21, 2009, 11:12:31 AM »
Mr. Ramachandar from Ambala asked in Talks No.97:
[abridged].

Devotee:  How to control the mind?

Bhagavan:  What is mind?  Whose is the mind?

Devotee:  Mind is always wanders.  I cannot control it.

Bhagavan:  It is the nature of the mind to wander.  You
are not the mind, whereas you are eternal.  The mind
springs up and sinks down.  It is impermanent, transitory,
where as you are eternal.  There is nothing but the Self.
To inhere in the Self is the thing.  Never mind the mind.
If its source is sought, it will vanish leaving the Self
unaffected.

Devotee:  So one need not seek to contol the mind.

Bhagavan:  There is no mind to control if you realize
the Self.  The mind vanishing, the Self shines forth.  In
the realized man, the mind may be active or inactive, the\
Self alone remains for him.  For the mind, the body and
the world are not separate from the Self.  They rise from
the body and sink into the Self.  They do not remain apart
from the Self.  Can they be different from the Self?  Only
be aware of the Self.  Why worry about these shadows?
How do they affect the Self?

Bhagavan said in Talks 98 as further clarification:

The Self is the Heart.  The Heart is self luminous.  Light
arises from the Heart and reaches the brain, which is the
seat of mind.

Arunachala Siva.