MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 19-5.



Chapter 19 - Thought-Culture-5.

5. Inconsistent Thoughts.

Generally, in untrained persons, four or five kinds of thoughts occupy the mind at a time.

Household thoughts, business thoughts, thoughts of office, thoughts of body, thoughts of food and drink, hope and anticipation, some kind of planning to get money, some kinds of thoughts of revenge, some habitual thoughts of answering calls of nature, bathing, etc., occupy the mind at a time.

When you are studying a book with interest at 3.30 p.m., the idea of pleasure of witnessing a cricket match at 4 p.m. disturbs your study every now and then.

It is only a Yogin with Ekagra mind, who can have only one thought at a time and can keep it as long as he likes.


If you watch the mind carefully, you will find that many thoughts are inconsistent.

The mind wanders at random aimlessly.

There will be some thoughts of the body and its wants, some thoughts of friends, some thoughts of acquiring money, some thoughts of eating and drinking, some thoughts of your boyhood, etc.

If you can study the mind and if you have consistent thoughts of one subject or one kind only to the exclusion of all other thoughts, this itself is a very great achievement, is a great step in advancement in thought-control.

Do not be discouraged.

NEXT : 6. Haunting Thoughts Of Sin

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


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