What is the nature of mind and what is the secret to making it work for us? Bhagavan clearly and lovingly reminds us today.
The mind is a wonder, its antics are even more surprising. It has no distinct form or shape. It assumes the shape or form of the thing it is involved in. To wander from wish to wish, and flit from one desire to another, is its nature. So, it is the cause of loss and grief, of elation and depression. Its effects are both positive and negative. It is worthwhile for man to know the characteristics of the mind and the ways to master it for one’s ultimate benefit. The mind is prone to gather experiences and store them in the memory. It does not know the art of giving up. Nothing is cast away by the mind. As a consequence, grief, anxiety and misery continue simmering in it. If only the mind can be taught tyaga (sacrifice), you can also become a yogi (spiritually serene person).
– Divine Discourse, Jan 08, 1983.