The best way to control the mind

Shiv Charan Singh of Batala had come to the meeting with his son, Air Force Commander Jasbir Singh. He asked, “Baba, please show me the way to control the mind.”

“The best way for it is to remember me wholeheartedly four times a day – at 7 A.M., at noon, at 5 P.M. and […]

Importance of steady mind and being one-pointed

On Wednesday, 18 December 1929, two Germans named Victor Stomps and Phillip Bobl came to Nasik for Baba’s darshan. They were interested in Buddhism and were traveling in India. The next day, Baba advised Victor, “Go to Italy; there you will find a Buddhist who is a devotee of mine. He is advanced […]

“Do not leave room for the mind to play its tricks”

Neurgaonkar informed Baba about his resolve to observe silence for several days. He asked Baba whether, during that period, he could make exceptions by speaking only about God. Baba did not approve of this and stated:

Silence means silence. If you want to observe it, observe it thoroughly. Do not leave room for the […]

Mind is a good servant, but a bad master

Once during his visits, while sitting under the trees in the garden, he explained about the mind:

Mind is a good servant, but a bad master. This means if you control it, it will act as you want. The mind is a bad master if it has control over you to go its way. […]

The need to control mind

Everything depends on the mind. The mind feeds on happiness and misery. The world is really a dream. Happiness and sorrow are plays of the mind; there is no substance in either. In fact, the mind exists to endeavor to see God, but it leaves this aside and becomes caught up in the world. […]

To touch the hearts

 

ON SATURDAY, May 17th, an open-house darshan program was held in the Barn from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. Almost seven hundred people gathered, many from the small town of Myrtle Beach and many from distant places. Elizabeth Patterson was sitting on Baba’s right. Baba had instructed that each visitor meet him, touch […]

Train your mind to pass over thoughts & cease mental tension -Part 2 (Final)

 

Cease the mental tension. Train your mind to pass over thoughts. Do not give countenance to them until such time that you can surrender the mind itself. No one is doing it. When the mind is surrendered, there is no question of happiness and unhappiness. Because of the thoughts of […]

Train your mind to pass over thoughts & cease mental tension- Part 1

Baba was informed that Gulmai K. Irani’s daughter Dolly, who was staying in Ahmednagar, had been feeling depressed during his absence. Baba went to Ahmednagar to see Dolly on November 15th, and gave her a discourse that afternoon. He had it typed out and distributed for everyone to read:

You say […]

Mind’s false ego – Part 1

 

The subject of the mind’s false ego came up again when L. Neurgaonkar, an engineer of the Poona municipality, saw Baba that day. He was a learned and religious man, and Baba explained to him:

You have read much of spiritual literature. You are well-known for your lucid expositions. Spiritual understanding takes one […]

Body and mind

Baba then went back to Gadekar’s house at eight o’clock (while at Sholapur), and met select workers of the Meher Spiritual Centre of Sholapur for one hour. Baba explained some spiritual truths to them, commenting:

When nothing upsets you, you are at the beginning of the path. When you desire nothing, you are half-way […]