You have to learn to fix your mind. You have to increase its strength. You have to use it properly. Learn how to make your mind quiet. About five days back a research study was published. It suggested that God should show his grace so that we forget the past things. Do not place so many things in the computer of your mind. Go on cleaning and vacating its back portion so that you may learn new things and find place to put them in.
Do not allow the neurons of your mind to be damaged, which work for you. Do not put more pressure on them. But these are subtle and minute things which I will take up later.
Learn to Make Your Mind Quiet
Right now I am passing on to you some general directions. You have to understand them carefully. You have to learn to make your mind quiet because without quietness and peace of mind you cannot conceive of any happiness and without happiness you cannot make any progress in life, Remember. You have to be aware, conscious because without awareness you cannot have peace. You need knowledge and inspiration all the time so that you maintain awareness. It is very important that you are inspired.
The spark should continue igniting you. It should not extinguish because then it is of no use. You need constant awareness. Someone or something should continue to inspire you all the time. I have said this again and again that either you keep yourself inspired or the process of expiry will continue by itself. Either you keep yourself connected with God, with source of inspiration, make your life, make yourself aware or you will die. Do not live like the dead persons.
So, what is to be done? What I am giving you here is the gist of our classics, our scriptures; it is all presented with a modern angle; it is our research of our past and rendered relevant for the present. I am presenting them so that you may understand them.
The knowledge is for living a life
The knowledge of India and the spirituality of India are in reality for living a life and for making life convenient and comfortable and are for realizing and achieving important things in life. They help us in realizing our highest potential. And meditation and devotion are not the processes for alienating you from life or for placing you in a secluded corner.
They are meant for success in life, for making you more happy, so that you may derive more and really worthwhile interest in life, for transporting you to a position where you may in the last part of your life say that you do not have any complaint against life, world or God, and that you are very, very and really happy. I came to this world as a tourist, as a visitor. I have seen this world thoroughly well. I am contented, and, O God! I am coming to you, to your abode with so many sweet and sour memories. I am really very, very satisfied and, O God! I am coming to your door to express my thankfulness to you. It should be a situation which we have lived with taste, interest and joy, and now we are taking a happy gracious bow and are leaving behind many sweet memories, and our own, peculiar smile.
So, go on understanding and following carefully. The first thing is: Reason with your mind and make it considerate. The second thing is: Make your man [mind] a su-man [good mind or flower]. Bring about a happy state of mind.
Your child is lettered and well-educated. He is strong and energetic. But try so that he continues to remain this way and make further forays into gentleness. For this it is necessary that your own mind is strong so that it is more useful and contributes to your family, to your society. Your mind has learnt many things. It is very necessary that you keep it cheerful and smiling like a flower.