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How Can the Mind Be Quiet – Sadhguru – Video
How Can the Mind Be Quiet – Sadhguru – Transcript
[Questioner] When you say that yourself and your body have to go together that is clear to me but like mind goes somewhere else mind doesn’t go with you all the time. You are sitting here but mind can be elsewhere so that can be separate at times at times it can be with you so this is my first question and after [Sadhguru] Let’s go one at a time. [Questioner] Ok. [Sadhguru] Now your mind also doesn’t go anywhere. It is here thinking about something. Does it go somewhere? Your mind doesn’t go anywhere it is here and thinking about something else but still it is here isn’t it? Neither your body goes somewhere nor your mind goes somewhere nor you go somewhere. They’re always one composite whole. If you want to do anything you have to do something that works for all of them. You can’t handle this separately that one separately and this one separately they’re always together isn’t it? Your mind doesn’t go anywhere did you lose it? It is just that you’re being deceived by the imagination of your mind. It is sitting here and imagining something it is not going anywhere but you’re so identified and lost that you think the mind is going somewhere. Mind doesn’t travel anywhere it’s very much here isn’t it? You need to understand this: Why your mind is going on with uncontrollable endless thought is you’re identified with things that you are not. The moment you get identified with something that you are not then mind is non-stop activity. You’re identified with too many things and you’re trying to stop your mind. I’m telling you if you try for a million years it’s not going to happen. It cannot happen. If you take away your wrong identifications then you will see this moment mind will be just like a mirror not saying anything just reflecting everything. That’s how mind should be. Your mind is a mechanism works best only when there is clarity in it isn’t it? Isn’t it so? Your mind is not here to think up all kinds of fancy things. That’s a distraction in life. Your mind is here to give you clarity and penetration into life but right now mind is just a huge ball of confusion simply because you got identified with so many things that you are not and now you’re trying to hold it back. There is no way to hold it back. You ate very bad food now there’s gas in the stomach. You can’t hold it. You’ve eaten bad food the consequence is there. You got wrongly identified with too many things now this is going on endlessly. You cannot stop it it doesn’t matter what you do. You think of God God himself will go take you to many places. Now you’re sitting here and you’re trying to meditate but you’re thinking of your bar or restaurant or friend or cinema or something. Now people told you ‘think about God everything will be okay.’ If you think about Rama or Krishna then you will find you will go to cinema with Rama. That’s the nature of the mind. Rama himself will take you to the bar. Rama himself will take you to the restaurant. You can’t stop it because you’ve gotten yourself identified with things that you are not. No way to stop it. So what’s being done here is not about controlling your mind. To bring an awareness as to what you’re not. Right now to start with the most fundamental identity is your body. You’re identified with your body the clothes that you wear your hairstyle your goatee also aren’t you? Very much identified isn’t it? Your wife your children your family your education your religion endless number of identifications. With all these identities you want a quiet mind. There’s no such thing. That’s why we gave you a simple device called Shoonya where you create a little distance from the mind. Once distance happens even if it’s a noisy mind still it doesn’t matter. Disengaging from the mind. Once you disengage from the mind you disengage from all identity because it’s the mind which manufactures identifications isn’t it? So don’t think up all kinds of things just employ the device. Things will happen. Things that you have not imagined will happen.
How Can the Mind Be Quiet – Sadhguru – Notes
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