Mind has to be
Its like, mind doesn't want to leave you,
because he loves you so much. He really loves you. But
you have to overcome that. Because mind is supposed to
be a thing which you are supposed to overrule: not
mind ruling you, but you ruling mind. Because the
whole reason of this world being so unsatisfied is the
mind itself. And if you have conquered it, you have
conquered the world. The whole, whole, whole, world !
There's nothing left more to be conquered.
You can't even imagine what the mind will do to you,
but it'll try its level best to stop you. And
this is where many people freak out. A pilot expecting
a break of sound, if as soon as his plane starts like
kind of shaking or anything like that, he pulls back
his throttles, he will never reach there. Just keeps
on going. There will be certainly a point where the
plane will go like that, and then it'll smooth out,
..... and then there will be no sound at all. That
sound that is troubling you so much will be left far,
far behind. Before you can even listen to it, you are
going to be ahead completely ahead of it. And then
it's so beautiful !
(February 19, 1974 - Chicago)
So premies, this mind is going to play so many more
tricks on you. That's what it's supposed to do. But if
you keep on doing Meditation, Satsang, and Service,
it's got no chance .... It'll play hide and seek,
it'll play anything, it'll do anything.
We should all be
But if we keep hangin' on, just keep hangin' on,
that's all you need to do. Just keep hanging on there,
and everything will be fine. This is how our mind is.
If we are talking to our minds all the times, if we
are imagining our mind all the time, if we're trying
to think of our mind all the time, if we are not going
to ignore it, the mind will think : "Oh, so you care
about me. So you're going to get it. If you think I am
there, Id better be there ! I'll show my face to
you !" And then it'll be there all the time. But what
you can do is completely ignore it, and instead really
understand what Satsang is ... and really really try
to do Service.
Question: You see, I was thinking when children
are violent in front of you, it is very difficult not
to be affected.
Answer: See, when fire burns, everything is
affected. Only those materials which are fire-proof
are not affected by fire. Why shouldn't we be
sad-proof ? Then no sadness can come and touch us. We
should all be sad-proof.
Question: It is bad to feel sad about things
Answer :Yes, because sadness was not created
originally. The origin of anything was happiness, and
sadness was created by man when Adam and Eve betrayed
God. That's when sadness was created; and Adam and Eve
became sad then, because they had to separate from
God. So why should man be sad ?
People are sad because somebody dies, but why be sad
They aren't out of the world, they are in the world
somewhere. Probably they are getting rest. So nobody
should be sad; everybody should he happy. There is no
cause for anybody to be sad within the world.
Evil is the son of
Q: Does evil come from our mind ?
Answer: Right ! Exactly. Do you know, the evil
is the son of man that comes to mind, through mind,
from mind !
Q: Then it is not real ?
Ans: Not at all. The thing which is real is so
glorious, so glorious, it cannot be explained. It has
got so much truth in it that wherever it drops in, man
is completed intoxicated there - not with wine, not
with rum, not with beer, but with that alcohol which
Jesus Christ used to take and be intoxicated by it all
day. And this is the alcohol that is within us ! That
is the alcohol which makes us intoxicated, and
whatever devil is within us, we forget him, and he
It is just anti-dote to that alcohol which we drinks
here. We just forget who we are when we drink the
alcohol of the world, but in this alcohol we know who
we are. We forget everything outside, but we know who
And this is divine intoxication which all the saints
taken, and all the disciples take ! If they do not
take this intoxication, they won't be existing very
Q: Why is there a creation ? Why is there
Ans: Sufferings come because of what we do. You
can't reap mangoes out of thorns, can you? Can you sow
thorns and reap mangoes ? Whatever you sow, so shall
you reap. If you sow good, if you do good, you shall
reap good. If you do bad, you shall reap bad. Whatever
bad a man did, he gains a lot of suffering out of it.
And whatever good he did, be gains that much good.
See, this is one of the most important things that
premies are not happy. And why they are not happy ?
Because they are always thinking about something. And
it's like, they say, « Well, it isn't bad to
think, because I am thinking about the right type of
thing." But thing is that you are thinking too much,
and like the whole of your time is spent thinking.
When we start to clean a room, at first the dust is
thrown all about. We see dust in the air, and it may
be uncomfortable and confusing, but soon the dust
settles down, everything becomes crystal clear !
Overcome the illusion of
Q: How can we completely overcome the illusion
of mind ?
Ans: Illusion was not created by God, so it can
be very easily fixed, by Meditation, by Service and by
Satsang. The three are anti-dotes. They are
anti-tablets to the other three illusion,
delusion and pollution, whatever you call it. If you
want illusion taken away from you very quickly, try
these three things at a time - Meditation, Satsang and
Service. If you can do Meditation, it is more than
enough to carry your illusion from you, but it takes
some time. But if you do Meditation and Service, all
the delusion and pollution will be carried away !
Because these things are what make the windows very
(November 27, 1973 - Denver)
EVERYONE who begins on the path of devotion looks like
a devotee, but he alone is worthy of the Name, who
continues even when hard times come upon him.
THE mind is a snake and treasure is behind it. The
snake lives over the treasure, so if you want that
treasure, you will have to kill that snake, and
killing the snake is not an easy job.
THATS the most important time you get in your
life. You know that ? Because that's where Knowledge
is busy fighting the mind. That is the point. And some
premies just kind of get freaked out, and they leave
it. Man, if you just leave it right then and there,
you're gone ! No good then. Just meditate - keep
THIS is really something I must tell you. Sometimes
premies are meditating, and they are fine. They really
have beautiful experiences. And then suddenly it just
starts fading away. They are getting confused, they
are getting more confused.
Mind is like
WHEN there is Agya, and we cannot determine, there is
no need to be confused.... And there is the mind. It's
workin' 24 hours, like hell.
THE mind keeps the secret that you are something
divine away from you.
I have been doing quite a few researches with
handcuffs, and apparently it seems like, handcuffs are
like this mind. The harder you press it, the tighter
it gets on you. And that's the whole point of
handcuffs ; to limit you. And that handcuff is just
like a mind. There it is, that handcuff is inside of
you which has completely limited you.
To be in truth, to seek for excellence, you have to be
so quick. If you want to be elevated quicker, what
should we do ? In the case of the balloon, what would
we do if we want to get higher ? Decrease the sand,
and if you can in five minutes, the more we decrease
the sand, the more we are elevated. In the same way,
this mind is a very heavy weight, and the pity is
this: that this mind lies right on top and always
depresses a man. If it were on the toes, you'd have no
worry at all. But this mind always depresses you,
presses you down, and thus you cannot be elevated. So
remove the mind, and you'll be right up !
When your mind is finished, to experience that feeling
will be very far out ! Because we are elevated, and
when we are elevated the mind is all right. Have you
seen the big balloons that you sit on ? When you
decrease the air, they start coming down, and then
when you want to go higher, you take out some more
sand, more sand, and more sand, and then you are
In the same way, our mind is the sand, our body is the
balloon and the sitter is the soul. The soul wants to
go and join with God. Mind is sand, this body is the
balloon that is floating around.
I mean if it rains, that means it's going to be clear.
Because all the rains, the clouds - there is nothing
more, and just sweep away ! And everything is
Premies are confused because
Knowledge is working...
AND plus, if there is a confusion within inside of us,
which is like, which sometimes premies really get
confused, don't bother. Really take it easy. Because
you know, Knowledge is working. Because it's just
throwing all of that crap out of you - completely.
Throwing the complete mind out of you. And it's going
to be beautiful, it's going to be clear.
ITS like you have laser beam. And with a laser
beam you can cut through anything. But if you are
focusing on the refrigerators, these bolts are not
going to burn, these beams are not going to burn. You
have to focus it right there, where you want to burn
it - at the pin point, and then it'll just start
burning. It'll start from a point, and then just burn
the whole thing. And then it's burnt.
And this is exactly how the Knowledge is - it's like a
laser beam. And you've got to focus it to that crazy
mind, and it's going to start from a point and then
just burn the whole mind out - completely whole mind
(November 27, 1973 - Denver)
Minds makes us appreciate
NOW, I would just like to caution you about something,
and that is this mind....You see, everything is here
for a purpose. Therefore, mind has a purpose, too. The
service the mind has is to distract you from
Knowledge, from the true experience. Why ? There is a
definite reason for it. Why does night-time come ? Why
is there a sunrise, and why is there a sunset ?
Because that really makes us appreciate when that sun
comes out ! Night-time really, really makes us
appreciate the sun.
So premies, that is the reason for mind. What mind
does is, it puts us into so much illusion, so much
delusion, that it really makes us appreciate
Knowledge. It puts us into so much misery, so much
pain within inside of our heart, that we really,
really try to experience what that Truth
SINCE mind's service is to distract you, to put you
into confusion, to confuse you more and more, what
happens is, when you receive Knowledge; and then
listen to Satsang, do Service and do Meditation, mind
sees this giant army coming up to it - that's
WHAT the mind does when it sees that, it split the
scene. But what mind is doing is, it went away, split
the scene, and now it's sitting down and designing a
method to get to you, to do its job, to put you back
where it's supposed to put you.
It waits, and waits, and waits ...
Jai Satchitanand, Premie Ji
WHAT mind does is, it comes around; and slowly,
slowly, slowly, very gradually, it takes it's
position. You see ? It comes along and says, "Jai
Satchitanand, Premie Ji ! Isn't everything beautiful
?" I mean, that is something you want to hear. So when
mind says, 'Knowledge is beautiful', you don't deny
it. You say, "Right !" And you let it in. Boom ! It's
penetrated. It's inside of you. It's there. And you
didn't even know it, it came so smooth !
Because, you see, it's a Professional. It is his job,
his duty, to keep a man always confused - from one
thing to another thing, to another thing, to another
This is why this world stands where it stands now. I
mean, look at the situation of this world. Where it
stands is because of its mind. The mind is crazy.
(July, 1975 - Caracas)
(The Sayings of Guru Maharaj Ji, Vol. 3 pages 7-15,
Published by Divine United Organisation, Shri Sant
Yogashram, Hans Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi-110030)