Mind is the enemy according to Maharaji (Prem Rawat)

And to me, the best thing to do is to let go. Because what we are hanging onto in this world isn't worth it, anyway. It's not going to last. Just let it go. Let what go? Whatever you are hanging onto up here in your head, in your mind, in your dreams, in your craziness. Let go of that. Let go of that crazy mind, and that's what it is. Let go of your crazy mind. Give it a nice old vacation. Give it a ticket and say, "Look. I never want to see you again." And this is what we need to do.

And so premies, one thing you should really watch out about is the mind, is the crazy, crazy mind. Because that is the enemy.

And let me explain mind to you. It is not the brain. It is not the thing that tells us two and two is four. It is not the thing that tells us, "Since we are going to turn left, we should turn on the left indicator." That is not mind. That is our brain, that has been given to us to function, to be able to judge ourselves, to be able to reference ourselves in this world, to be able to sustain and do activity.

But there is something besides that brain that drives us nuts, that drives us crazy, that drives us wild. And that is mind. And that is the greatest enemy that we can ever have.



This page was last updated on Tuesday March 18, 2008 06:44