Guru Maharaj Ji: The Mind

"Mind is nothing; mind is the absence of everything else, and absence always seeks presence, and imperfection always seeks perfection. We are all for that reason here: to seek perfection."

"Mind is one of the fastest computers. When you walk into your car, you have not even started your car yet, you are not in your car yet, but your mind is in the car, and it already has reached the house. And you have not even entered the car yet. And your mind is already there. A child, a little child, really little - maybe two, three years old, also thinks approximately at the same rate as you think or even more. He just is constantly thinking. But that thinking of his, of that little child, it's perfectly normal ... For a kid, he is always going to think of something which is quite possible for him. But as a man grows, his mind grows, his ego grows ..."

"Of course by 'our mind' I'm not talking about the thing that thinks. I'm talking about the wild imagination that people have. That is our enemy, that wild imagination, because it's the imagination that makes us believe the ocean is a hard surface, just keep on walking. And then we find ourselves drowning very soon. That is that wild imagination. That is what I've been trying to say for such a long time, that that wild imagination is our enemy, it is really the thing that is going to stop us from understanding this Knowledge. So get rid of that wild imagination. And not just imagination, wild imagination."



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