What is the training we need to give our mind and intellect so that we may march towards the goal? Bhagawan lovingly answers this important question for us today.
Life is a pilgrimage to God; the holy spot is there, afar! The road lies before you, but unless you take the first step forward and follow that step with others, how can you reach it? Start with courage, faith, joy, and steadiness. You are bound to succeed. The mind and the intellect are two bullocks tied to the cart of “the inner man”. The bullocks are not used to the road of truth, righteousness, peace, and love, that is why they drag the cart along the road familiar to them, namely, falsehood, injustice, worry and hatred. You have to train them to take the better road so that they may not bring disaster to themselves, the cart they are yoked to, and to the men inside it. Your child gives you great joy by its play and prattle, but when it interferes with your work, you get very angry with it. It is a source of joy as well as grief. There is nothing that can give you unmixed joy. Even if there is, its loss brings about sorrow. This is the very nature of things. So try to correct the very source of joy and sorrow, the mind. Control it and train it to see the real nature of the objective world, which attracts and repels you by turn. That is the real fruit of education.
– Divine Discourse, Dec 20, 1958.