Wandering Thoughts…


Generally, in untrained persons, four or five kinds of thoughts occupy the mind at a time. Household thoughts, business thoughts, thoughts of office, thoughts of body, thoughts of food and drink, hope and anticipation, some kind of planning to get money, some kinds of thoughts of revenge, some habitual thoughts of answering calls of nature, bathing, etc., occupy the mind at a time. When you are studying a book with interest at 3.30 pm., the idea of pleasure of witnessing a football/cricket match at 4 pm disturbs your study every now and then. It is only a Yogi with a steady mind, who can have only one thought at a time and can keep it as long as he likes.

If you watch the mind carefully, you will find that many thoughts are inconsistent. The mind wanders at random aimlessly. There will be some thoughts of the body and its wants, some thoughts of friends, some thoughts of acquiring money, some thoughts of eating and drinking, some thoughts of your boyhood, etc. If you can study the mind and if you have consistent thoughts of one subject or one kind only to the exclusion of all other thoughts, this itself is a very great achievement, is a great step in advancement in thought-control. Do not be discouraged.

Just Be True To Your Heart!

Thoughts of sin haunt the minds of some persons. One man always thinks, “I have committed a very heinous sin. I do not know what to do.” Again and again, this one idea haunts his mind. This is a bad habit. These people do not know how to divert their minds. They become prey to these “haunting thoughts”. Virtue and sin are relative terms. They
are creations of the mind. Sin is nothing but a mistake. Charity and good thoughts will destroy at once any amount of sin. Why are you afraid? Even the worst sinner can attain salvation, can become holy of holies. What was the state of Valmiki, Jagai and Madhai and Ajamila in the beginning? Were they not rogues of the first water? Repeat OM, and assert boldly, “I am pure now” “I am holy now”. Where is the room for despair? Do virtuous actions. Remember Him always. Last but not the least, just be true to your heart, you can overcome anything in your life!

Reference

Mind – Its Mysteries and Control by Sri Swami Sivananda

Author: Ganesh

A soul in the search of eternal peace... "Be True, Love All, Help Others Selflessly, Live in Harmony and Rest in Peace"

12 thoughts on “Wandering Thoughts…”

  1. simple but still very hard! I am working on it for 3years now, but every progress is worth a milion bucks, even the smallest, so thank you for spreading this truth, may many people benefit from it.

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  2. The mind I have learnt can only hold attention on one thing, so it may as well be something positive and important.

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    1. Yes, if we are able concentrate just on only one without wandering on others, we can do intended jon quickly. If its positive then win-win for all 🙂

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  3. For me the hardest part about sin is the fact that the world in general seems to dwell on your sins as being representative of who you really are. It takes great strength to step beyond the ignorance of others, but the step is imperative in order to fully out-manifest the greatness of the One Source.

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