Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Just Watch the Mind
"In meditation you fix the mind on one point.
You have to try, continuously, to keep the
vision in your mind; or, if you are utilizing
a mantra, then you repeat it continuously.
Still, the mind will try to run here and there.
When the mind runs away and you are conscious
of it, try to bring it back again. Sometimes,
without your knowledge, the mind goes off, and
you follow it. After ten or fifteen minutes,
you suddenly realize, `Oh, where am I?' That
itself is a very good meditation. You just
watch your own mind and allow the mind to go
about while you watch. Then, slowly, you will
see the running about calming down, and the
mind will gradually become pure.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
For more by and about Swami Satchidananda:
- "When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always."
Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda