Reflections, 7

Just Do It!

You must practice attaching your mind to God and Guru. Practice! Practice! When you take your mind to God and Guru after explaining the philosophy to it, it will return to the world. Why? Because of practice. You have practiced for a long time; you have practiced in countless previous lives and even in this life too. You have thought a lot that there is happiness in mother, father, wife and husband. If you put in a lot of practice in any area, your mind becomes naturally attracted towards it. For instance, an alcoholic is attracted to alcohol. People drink ten cups of tea a day, others smoke cigarettes. It could be any addiction; the mind will automatically think about that object without any practice.

Thus, when you begin attaching your mind to God and Guru; when you start meditating on them, your mind will return to the world. But you must not get nervous. Just as you practiced turning over in your infancy; then sitting upright and standing and walking, in the same way, you must practice here also. You will have to make concerted efforts for some time, but after that, meditation will start becoming automatic.

First you will have to do it, and then it will start happening.

 

An English translation of an excerpt from a speech originally given in Hindi by:

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

 

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