Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Quiet the Mind
"How do we quiet the flow of thoughts? That's a very
good practical question. When thoughts are rushing in,
you can't just stop the thoughts immediately. Instead,
develop one particular thought. Out of these thousands
of thoughts, pick up onea good thought that won't
ultimately bind youa prayer or a mantra, or a thought
of a holy image or a holy person. The more you develop
and strengthen that one thought, the more the other
thoughts get weakened. By this development, one day you
will see that you have only one thought and no other
thoughts. This one thought, being a superior kind of
thought, which will not bind you, ultimately loses its
strength also, and you can become thoughtless.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
- "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