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Monday, January 11, 2010

An insight into stillness

When you are in stillness, you’ll observe that the mind is ever ready to launch into turbulence, to analyse, opine, judge, conclude, segregate, fear, hate etc. There is nothing wrong with this. This is the nature of the mind. The mistake we make as divine beings is to forget who we are and to identify with this turbulence mistaking it to be the real thing.

However, if you remain in stillness, it is possible to watch this mental activity without identifying with it. Then a tremendous compassion opens up and we accept the mind with its incessant activity and the body with its needs. Then when we extend this to everyone else we realise that just as in ourselves, the mind is creating turbulence in everyone else and then we feel the same compassion and acceptance towards all.