Message from the Master
27 November 2017
'The control of one’s mind to surrender to the Feet of the Lord comes with training, studying, and acquiring the spiritual understanding of life. The mind is a big subject, but the tricky thing about it is that, even if one studies it, it is still a trap because the attention goes again towards the outside. That is why it must be done with a checking: does each conclusion lead to God? If yes, only then it means that a full circle is done and it is complete. (Actually, does each conclusion lead to Love and serving – that is the meaning of ‘does each conclusion lead one to God’.) The mind is skipped if we think of God and Guru and how to please them and how to serve better. If our heart is open, then all is there and a more simple and inner knowing spontaneously awakens itself. That is faster and more elegant than walking a loooooooooooooooooooooonggggggg road of studying the scriptures and sharpening the intellect.
Well, one good thing from all that process is very clear knowing that one doesn’t know anything. That is another type of ignorance, in which there is a wisdom that comes from experience. The second thing is that it is always better to have a sharp mind than a dull one, but the thing is that Love and loving and pure Consciousness makes the sharpest mind.'
- Paramahamsa Vishwananda