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The Necessity for the Cultivation of Mind
|by Dr. Varanasi Ramabrahmam|
It is not a wise thing to flee from worldly responsibilities, duties, cultivating relationships, being tired of their harsh, unpleasant, disturbing and unwanted realities, to a far off place to do “meditation” or “penance”. Our memories follow wherever we are. Such an “escape” leads us to nowhere as our individuality and personality as memories, moods, experiences, understanding or lack of it, thoughts and feelings accompany us. Peace is not in a place: peace is an attitude of mind.
The real troubles or actual suffering is the lack of food, shelter and clothes. Poverty is the real disturbance. Poverty which causes but cannot remove hunger, troubles because of lack of shelter or shame for lack of clothes to wear, is to be removed by earning and only by having money. Rest of the disturbances for lack of desired or wanted life, or personal relationships, career, are to be managed by cultivating the mind and by our efforts; but not by worrying about it.
Mind is our creator as self-consciousness, cause for our troubles and disturbances as experiences, understanding, misunderstanding, various moods, feelings, thoughts and emancipates us by liberating us teaching transcendence of body-consciousness, self-consciousness, individualism, personality, and limited awarenesses of all kinds and hues.
Thus mind is essential for our being and liberation. Let us master the art of mind management.
Cultivating patience, forbearance, understanding, compassion, love for humanity and environment around, will take us nearer to Divnity and our ability to help will give us peace of mind and serenity together with bliss and silence.
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