Tricks of the mind :
by Sri Sivapremananda
Mind never stops. What, how, why, you know, these are the tricks of the mind. ‘Srividya Sadhana’ : what is Srividya Sadhana, how to do Srividya Sadhana, why Srividya Sadhana? this, that, what is Mantra, why Mantra, how Mantra? Anything you see,the mind will come, go on putting questions, questions and you have to answer, no? It gives one question, you start searching, you will go to the Google, ‘Jagat Guru’, accepted by all nations, all informations are there. You go there and search and you get the information. So mind makes you, tricks you to go and study.And when you study and get the answer, do you think you will be happy? No. It will ask one more question, it will make you to search only but it will never stop. The nature of mind is to distract you
from your own source, that is your soul, please understand. Once you come under the guidance of a Mastre, Master will teach, these are the mechanism of mind, don’t be fool. Meditate, practice. Practice is more important than reading books. Only 5 percent is conscious mind, 95 percent is sub conscious mind. When you are going to clear the sub conscious mind, if you don’t practice, it is not possible. So meditate,meditate,meditate. And try to post pond the questions, whatever it may be,surrender to The Divine Mother. Know that, my only goal is Self Realisation, to know my self. First I want to know my self then all the other things. Untill and unless you dont have that Realisation you would not sit for meditation. I have seen people sitting in meditation, suddenly one question came and they leave the meditation and go to Google. Now every thing is in Mobile, you know, Mobile will be next to that meditation. And once they enter to the Google, you know, they go from where to where they dont know. Where they go, where they enter, where they land they dont no. It happen like this. If you see your own history of Web searching you see that where you are, where you are going… So it is very important to control that. We need to control our mind, we need to control that search button. Otherwise you go on searching and searching, but you are serching all other things than Your self. Outside things you know but what about You? Who you are? This is what happening. You know Srividya,you know Kriya Yoga, you know SivaYoga,you know this mantra, that mantra, all of that. But who You are? And you go for this to Google, jagatguru don’t give answer. ‘ Who am I’ put in Google, ok? What it says? Only the notes will come. Who am I, the techniques, Vedanta, Neti Neti all that will come, bul it will not answer, who you are, yes? That is where you hit, real question starts there. Then the desperation will start. Google is not giving answer, book is not giving answer, none of the Workshop is giving answer, you see that? None of the outside tools giving answer. Now where you have to search it? The real cannot be answered by any one. Even I cannot answer for you. Because you have to know this. Even if I answer for you, it is going to be intellectual understanding only, only intellectual knowledge, not real knowledge. I have to experience from my own Inner Self, that is my first hand experience, then only that is realisation.