Babaji, how can we calm the mind when we live such busy, hectic lives?
Be determined. Dedication, discipline, patience are three important mantras to achieve things. If you are dedicated you will take out time in priority. Twenty four hours are available; but you cannot buy it in a shop. You have to take out the time, you have plenty of time. If you want this, if you think it is worthwhile, be disciplined. Disciplined does not mean it is a bondage. If you discipline yourself you can become healthy and perfect in every way. Youth and vigor will increase. And have patience, after all, the mind has gone out of control since time immemorial, since so many lives perhaps, it will take some time. With all patience and skill just keep watching in-between the eyebrows, then in due course of time the mind will recede and you shall have amazing experiences, secrets of the mind and yourself shall be revealed for you.
If we can adopt these 3 mantras as Babaji says in the answer above, then meditation can become fruitful and very progressive. Practising every day is essential to get the benefits of meditation. We can start with whatever is manageable, ten, fifteen minutes then gradually we can build up the time. The longer we can practice the meditation in a stretch, the more concentrated the mind can get. It normally takes around 30 to 40 minutes for the mind to actually settle down which is why 1 hour is prescribed for a daily meditation. Any time you can do, however, will be beneficial. Eventually through regular practice the mind can recede, become purified and quiet. That is when we can experience the best peace.
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