Teachings

Let us focus on what we can give to others—not on what we can get for ourselves. Only then can we bring about a total transformation in our global family.
A mind clouded by attachment cannot distinguish between right and wrong.
Where there is concentration, there is harmony. Happiness is derived from concentration of the mind. Whatever we focus on we will become that.
The only way to put an end to the ruler of these negative thoughts and emotions is to develop awareness.
How to attain concentration? There are no short cuts. Constant practice is needed. In the beginning, it is a great thing if by chance we get even one or two minutes of concentration in an hour. We should make continuous and sincere effort without stopping until we gain one pointed concentration.
An artist paints with focus; the painting becomes complete only through ekagrata (one-pointedness). Similarly, whatever is our goal, we need focus on that to make it complete.
We should acquire control of the mind and possess the power to stop it, like the brakes of a new car reduce the speed and stop the vehicle whenever necessary.
What we need is peace of mind. We can gain that only through the control of our mind.

Pages