What are the very important yet simple techniques we must practice, in caring for our mind, and in our attitude towards life, every single moment in a day? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today.
The clock, to all, keeps on ticking away continuously. But this isn’t the case. It’s not continuous, for, one can notice a short pause between one tick and the next. That’s the interval of rest. But your mind doesn’t have even this short interval between one thought and the next. And in the continuous succession of thoughts, there is no order or relationship! This adds to confusion and concern. This is the main source of ill health in man! We are planning and preparing for physical rest and recreation, and we know that even machines need hours of rest! But, we have neglected the duty of ensuring rest for the mind! Dhyana (meditation) is the name for the period of rest we provide for the busy and wayward mind! The heart is engaged like ticking of the clock, in beats but, a new pulse of energy is generated between one beat and another. This ensures the flow of life, regardless of past or future moments.
– Divine Discourse, Jan 08, 1983.