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Maharshi's Gospel and Talks - 35
« on: June 25, 2009, 12:15:57 PM »
Talk No. 563 describes the conversation of a devotee with
Bhagavan Ramana.  This is again on straying mind.

Devotee:  How can I keep my mind alright?

Bhagavan:  A refractory bull is lured to the stall by means
of grass.  Similarly, the mind must be lured by good thoughts.

Devotee:  But it does not remain steady.

Bhagavan:  The bull is accustomed to stray takes delight
in going astray.  However, he must be be lured with luscious
grass, to the stall.  Even so, he will continue to trespass into
the neighbour's fields.  He must gradually be made to realize
that the same kind of good grass can be had in his own place.
After a time, he will remain in the stall without straying.  Later
a time will come when, even if driven out of the stall, he will
return to the stall without going into the neighbour's fields.
So also, the mind must be trained to take to right ways.
It will gradually grow accustomed to good ways and will not
return to wrong ways.

Devotee:  What are the good ways to be about to the mind?

Bhagavan:  Thought of God.

Arunachala Siva.