Babies don't think...  

Shri Mataji - "The Mind is a Myth"

Address given on 21st March, 1996.

Today, I am going to talk about the mind. People don't know what is this mind. It is very easy to understand for Sahaja Yogis that we are the ones who react - react to everything that is outside. The reason is that we have two horrible tendencies, one which is an Ego and another tendency is that we are being trained that way or we can call it the Superego or the conditionings. So both the things, our ego and conditionings are all the time acting outside. This reaction which is built within us is just like bubbles in the ocean and these bubbles keep us away from reality. These bubbles are of thoughts and they just blast you all the time in your head and you don't know why they are coming. When you depend on this artificial mind of yours, then you have no discretion to understand what is good and what is bad.

This mind is the one where all kinds of evil things start. All kinds of quarrels, fights and possessiveness. Lastly the war also comes there. It is in this mind only, which is nothing but a myth, that all these concrete destructive ideas somehow or other come up and then they start growing and growing. Then you find people whom you can impress also and put ideas into their heads. By reading they learn, or by their lectures or by mesmerism, whatever kinds of things they can do. They put your mind into such a frame that you accept these destructive ideas - for yourself individually, or maybe for the collective.

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