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Maharshi's Gospel and Talks - 14
« on: June 21, 2009, 04:18:06 PM »
Talks No. 213 reads as under:

Mr. C. Das asked why the mind cannot be turned intward
inspite of repeated attempts.

Bhagavan:  It is done by practice and dispassion and that
succeeds only gradually.  The mind, having been so long
a cow accustomed to grace stealthily on others' estates,
is not easily confined to her stall.  However much her keeper
tempts her with luscious grass and fine fodder, she refueses
the first time, then she takes a bit, but her innate tendency
to stray away asserts itself, and she slips away.  On being
repeatedly tempted by the owner, she accustoms herself to
the stall, finally even if let loose she would not stray away.
Similarly with the mind.  If once it finds its inner happiness, it will not wander outward.

Arunachala Siva.