Do you get an inkling as to how you are connected
with your self?
A little bit.
Would you like to ask any questions?
Not many, but I shall be grateful if I am told
how to bring peace to my mind.
Because of the self, the atman, you are
connected to the world through the body. The self
is nothing else but the knowledge that "you are."
Meditate on that principle by which you know "you
are" and on account of which you experience the
world. Meditate on this knowledge "you are," which
is the consciousness, and abide therein.
But the concentration is just not there.
Ignore the mind the way you disregard the crowd
you encounter on the streets.
I shall try.
As a matter of fact, mind is a universal dynamic
principle, but we restrict it to the limits of
the body and then depend on it — hence all
the trouble. Consider the water in Lake Tansa.
That water belongs to the whole of Bombay. Out
of that water, can we claim some as yours or mine?
In a similar vein, understand that the self is
universal. But you have conditioned it by confining
it to the body; therefore, you face problems.
This self is also termed Ishwara — God —
the Universal Principle. If you hold on to that,
profound knowledge will descend upon you and you
will have peace.
I try to meditate on that, but the mind wanders
here and there. If I try to remain indifferent
to mind, it will be a long-drawn-out process.
But are you not the root of any process?
The root of everything is life.
Yes, but the life force is universal and not personalized.
Once you realize this, you have no more troubles.