Don’t let things play on the mind

Sometimes we may find we are unable to let go of a thing that happened in the past. It plays on our mind and gives us so much stress. How can we let go mentally when this happens?
Meditation Master Babaji gives this advice.

‘If you allow something to play on the mind you are a casualty. That you must remember. The thing has already happened that is troublesome. If again you allow it to play on our mind again and again that’s what is the wrong thing, and you are spoiling your life. Your life is precious – you don’t have to do that. For anything in this world, nothing is as worthy as your own life, your precious Self. You zero in onto your real Self – that is the most precious thing. Nothing else is as precious as that. That knowledge is precious, that wisdom is precious, that attention is precious, that peace is precious – if you realise this then it will become easy to let go.’

Meditation is the key to ‘zero in’ onto our real Self and let go of thoughts that are playing on the mind. When we just watch whatever comes up without getting involved in any thought or imagination, the mind becomes focused, concentrated, and purified.

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Let’s be grateful that the thorns have roses

The way we see the world can differ from person to person.


One may be negative, picking up only on the bad points and brooding about them, or another may be positive and pick up on the positive points, having an optimistic attitude.

This attitude is very important for maintaining our peace of mind. We may have expectations for things to happen in a certain way – when they don’t happen the way we want we become unhappy. But when we are positive we would understand this is not necessary. All we are doing is letting our mind go out of control so that we suffer mentally – creating an unpleasant situation for ourselves and a negative destiny also.

Meditation Master Babaji mentions ‘We need to be grateful that the thorns have roses, let’s not grumble that the roses have thorns.’

When we meditate regularly we can cleanse the mind and overcome its negativity. That positivity naturally comes. Life becomes peaceful and enjoyable.


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The mind settles down and becomes quiet

Why is it necessary to become quiet in the mind?

Well, if we carefully observe the mind, it is when the mind is quiet that it experiences peace. If it is busy, into constant cravings and worries, it cannot experience that peace. So our mind needs to be quiet. That is in fact the true nature of the mind; quiet and settled in itself.

So all our efforts in meditation are for this purpose. This ancient technique has been passed down for generations. The key is to just watch any thoughts that comes up. No matter how difficult it may appear, we adopt that patience with ourselves. Through dedicated practice we can quieten our mind.

Better concentration, better judgements in life, consideration for others, being able to adjust and manage with things while keeping our composure and knowing ourselves better. All this will be possible as our mind learns to become quiet.

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Is it possible for the mind to get cleared of all thoughts? – video

When we take the time to observe our mind, we can see how it gets involved into one thought after another – it is sucked into a whirlpool of thoughts. Either the mind is off brooding about the past or anxious about the future, or it is into cravings, giving us stress, tension and fear. It is seldom in the present moment. Meditation Master Babaji assures us, however, that it is possible through the practice of meditation to clear the mind of its thoughts. As we apply the attention of the mind and the sight and just go on watching, these habits can become purified. The mind’s attention goes on to itself, that Pure Consciousness of Existence.

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We are holding on to our thoughts

Why is the mind often into cravings and worries and is unable to simply be quiet and at peace? Why does it stay in feelings of unhappiness?

Babaji gives the example of someone who is holding on to a pillar tightly, shouting, ‘Help, this pillar is holding me, this pillar is holding me!’

Eventually a wise man approaches, calms the person down and assures, ‘It’s not the pillar which is holding you – you are holding the pillar’. The person realises that they had been the one holding the pillar all along, not the other way round. In so doing they are able to gradually let go.

Just like this, the reason thoughts remain in the mind is because we are holding onto them. We keep adding fuel to the thoughts, we keep entertaining them – this has become a habit within us. Even an unhappy feeling can remain there because we keep holding on to it and are unable to let it go.

What is required is a technique to enable us to let go and purify the mind of these thoughts. That is what this ancient practice of meditation is. When we practice regularly just to watch and not get involved in the thoughts, gradually they disappear. The mind becomes purified of its acquired habits which it had accumulated since time immemorial. The mind becomes cool, free from tension, fear and stress. We can apply the mind with our best concentration, unimpeded by distractions and also enjoy that real peace that hitherto had been so elusive to us. That peace is in fact the true nature of the mind when it is not holding on to thoughts.

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How to not be fooled by the brain

The brain is a beautiful organ to live in this world if we are in control of it. However, sometimes what the brain reflects might not be the truth. For example, it might present something which is not true as a truth: a friend can appear as a foe and a foe as a friend. If we start believing that as the fundamental truth we get into trouble. We thus have to learn how to verify what is really true. How do we do this? As Babaji says,

‘Amongst millions of thoughts that are in your mind, there is one thing which is not a thought, which is not an imagined one; the consciousness of your existence. That’s what you get to see practically in meditation. That’s what you have to catch hold of, you have to reach that stage.’

So in meditation, efforts are made not to get involved into any thoughts. Slowly, through regular practice, the mind gets the upper hand and gets more and more quiet – it gets de-linked from the clutches of the brain. We will be the master; to use the brain as we wish, in the best way possible.

‘When the mind is purified and concentrated, you are able to apply the brain in a better way. You won’t allow the brain to fool you, but you will be using the brain. If you allow the brain to use you, then it will fool you.’ ~ Babaji

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No need to keep checking for progress

As we meditate, we should not be worrying about checking whether we are making progress or not as this in fact will hamper our progress.


Babaji says,

‘When you worry about progress your concentration gets distracted. If you have to stop and look back then your practice gets distracted. It stops so your attention goes somewhere else and in the process you get involved. You won’t be able to progress then. Say you are on a train from New Delhi to Bangalore. It is a super-fast express but if you want to get down at every station to find out how far you have travelled, how much you have progressed, you are likely to miss the train. You will have to stop there and wait for another train to come. So do not get off the train. You have to be sitting in the train. It’s like this. So you have to be practising constantly, simply. Practising is your duty.’

When we just pick up the practice of meditation by meditating everyday then it becomes natural to us, a way of life. We know that the meditation is doing us good, making our mind more peaceful and under our control. And when we set a particular duration we must have the discipline not to get up before that duration is over. If we start thinking, “Oh, it’s hard, I will stop now and do it later”, then our mind becomes a bit weak and lazy. But if we persevere with the time we have set no matter what is going on  in our meditation, then our mind will get accustomed to it. It’s simply the job that we do for our mind to become peaceful – we don’t have expectations how and when the results will come. That discipline and patience in our practice is so necessary. Then, before we know it, progress will have been made.

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To have peace you have to practice peace ~ A talk by Shiva Rudra Balayogi

The world always seems to be into conflicts caused by selfish and immature thinking of human beings. As Babaji clarifies in this beautiful public discourse given in Perth Australia in 2018, we all talk of peace but don’t practice peace. Since ancient times, spiritual exercises have been prescribed to keep our physical, mental and moral health intact. Meditation is one such method – by putting in dedicated, disciplined efforts and having patience, we can achieve peace for ourselves and become better human beings. Only through these self-efforts can a really civilized, harmonious world be achieved.

Training our mental stamina

When we start out in meditation, we need to have a positive attitude to keep going and not be worried that there might be many thoughts or not. This will train our mental stamina.

The instruction is to ‘just watch’. That means not to judge whether a thought is good or bad, whether there are any thoughts or no thoughts. If we think ‘Oh, there are so many thoughts, this is very bad’, then meditation can appear a struggle. But if we just keep putting in efforts, then it can be a fun process to keep the mind from getting involved in every thought that crops up.

This positive attitude will help us in our daily lives also – we can keep the mind at peace and not get ruffled by what happens around us.

As Babaji also reassures, no effort that we put in meditation will go to waste. It is like a term deposit. The fruits will be revealed in due course of time as our mind becomes purified of its habits and gradually more and more under our control.

All we need is that patience to keep going with our dedicated efforts.

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The Gap between the thoughts

Meditation Master Babaji talks about how inbetween all the thoughts that crop up in the mind, there is a gap, a space. That is the true nature of the mind – our attention goes to the gap when we simply watch in the meditation and do not analyze or judge what comes up.

“As the thoughts keep arising, millions of thoughts also come, but inbetween every thought, a small gap happens. That gap is the space. That space is the consciousness. When the thought comes, during that time of thought, that consciousness, though it is there behind that thought, it doesn’t appear to be there because your attention is drawn by the thought. But inbetween there is a gap.

So slowly as you go on watching, watching, watching in the meditation your mind gains attention onto the gap, slowly forgets about the thought when it does not analyze, when it does not make a judgement. That is the idea of ‘just watch, watch, watch’ we keep repeatedly telling so to make you watch that space. When your mind watches that space, your mind also becomes that space, means both become consciousness and you realise they are both the one and same. That’s how pure consciousness appears and there is no more thought.”

~Shiva Rudra Balayogi

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