om sai ram satnaam
LESSONS FROM GOD THE MONKEY MIND
Our greatest obstacle between the soul/our personal growth and the Lord is our Monkey Mind.
SAI BABAJI & Guru Nanak Devji Says " He who conquers the mind, conquers the world"
Our mind is the greatest enemy in all world, a friend at one time a foe at another.
Its under the influence of the mind that religion fights religion, nation against nation,
and family against family..
Our mind is of the essence of Brahma, unfortunately caught in the net work of Illusion, it has forgotten its place of origin. The soul has become completely subservient to the mind. In its turn, the mind has become fond of sensual pleasures.
Our soul was originally pure, spotless and holy, but because of its association with the mind it has become extremely impure and unholy
THE MONKEY MIND IS A SLAVE TO THE SENSES,
Spiritual practices like Meditation help remove the veil around us to allow us to become in control of our mind. As our soul begins to sheds its veil, it begins to know itself. That is why it is said that self-realization is essential before God-realisation.
We turn for help to the recital of holy books, penances, worship and meditation.
But our mind bounces back controlling us with even more force.
Its akin putting a Viper in a basket. If we catch the viper and remove its fangs it becomes easier to control.
In the same way, we do not gain control over the mind by renouncing the world and running away!
but still the mind will not loose its dirt and its attachment to worldly objects.
When we face the world again the dormant sensual pleasures of the monkey mind take control again. For this reason, the saints advise that we can never subdue the mind through forcible discipline otherwise it bites back.
I took the vow of silence
And contended myself with as much food
As lay within the hollow of my palm;
Through the forests I ranged, all naked.
To the four corners of the earth I travelled,
I visited all the holy rivers and temples,
But I could not shake off
The mind's habitual wandering.
Urged on by my mind, I settled at a holy place;
I permitted myself to be sawn in two.
But even with a million such practices
The filth of the mind does not go. "Guru Arjun"
the only way to subdue the monkey mind is meditation, inner silence and to develop Unconditional love for the Divine & everyone & every thing, even Inert objects.!
for even inert objects have the spark of God within!
Through the True Unconditional Love for God
The mind become purified;
Through devotion to truth,
All pain and misery are driven out,
When we awake the indwelling power of God
within this holy Temple we reside in!
that is when we become controller of our mind!
(from discourses by Maharaj Charan Singh Radha Soami Satsang Beas)
all our blessings Amarjit