A Thing to Remember
“All that glitters is not gold,” is a well- known phenomenon. Accordingly, the glamour of the life is unreal, short lived and deceptive too. The reality and bliss is a far reaching goal which the ticklish mind finds hard to attain, thus remains depressed with unending race for the contentment and ecstacy. Unless the tendency of the mind is analytically viewed, it is difficult to achieve the object. Quality of the mind has been defined as :
“Chancha tatwan manodharmo vahnerdharmo vathoshana”
just as heat is the nature of fire, so fickleness is the nature of mind.” This statements emphasises that mind is endowed with fickleness, quickness and speed. Unless these tendencies are kept under control, the mind goes astray. The quick responses of the mind are diverted to a wrong channel, the disorderly behavior thus assumes turbulent state. Consequently the mind cannot help in the proper attainment of knowledge and becomes an obstruction. Just as the turbulent water disfigures the reflection. Similarly the turbulent mind disrupts the vision and the right thinking as well. Here the mind disrupts the vision and the right thinking as well. Here the mind loses insight. It starts taking correctly whatsoever it sees with the naked eye. But the naked eyes are attracted by the glamour around. Mind gets reflected thereby and accordingly communicates the messages to the intellect, if is not properly tuned, goes by the messages and instructs the senses for immediate action as such. Actions so performed are the causes of grief, sorrow, discontentment and transitory pleasure. The human mind, thus, gets encircled by the illusionary web. Circle of troubles starts there after in chain; that leads to the utter disappointment.
In order to have a check over the disgusting state of affairs so created one should follow the enshrining principle as to “nip the evil to the bud.” In this case the every source of all the troubles i.e. the fickle mind is required to be nipped, and needs to be put under control.
It can be possible to get hold of blowing air and to have a control over the stormy waves of the oceans, but it is very difficult to keep the mind under control has so been accepted in general. But no device other than Yoga can control the wavering tendency of the mind has also been admitted. Yoga controls the vibrations of thoughts. Preverted, disruptive and ficklish tendencies of the mind are converted into inverted, constructive and stable state. Mind gets concentrated. It now stops swinging with the glamorous environements around. The messages conveyed to intellect are screened-No more tribulation no more strain for the intellect. Intellect gets pause for further screening of the messages so received’ thus orders conveyed to the senses for action are well thought and fully screened. Happiness, comfort, contentment and bliss, we get in return for that thoughtful actions we perform.
So the thing to remember all the times, is to adopt yoga at whatsoever cost of time and money it could be.