If we need to stay away from thoughts and control the mind, why did god give us the mind?
God loves fun! There is no real purpose for this creation. It is all for fun. It is meant for your enjoyment. So just enjoy everything in the creation, including your own mind. Use your Viveka [power of discretion] while living this life! Using your viveka, enjoy everything in this creation with discipline and a happy heart!
Stop treating life like a war. Make it a game! It is a celebration to be enjoyed not a struggle. It becomes a struggle when we misuse the mind. Mind is only a tool provided for perception of information in your surrounding and converting it to usable data. The problem starts when we attach emotions of like [raaga] and dislike [dvesha] with this data! Here is where Viveka helps the most. Cut away the raagas and dveshas using the sword of Viveka!
Facts are facts, let them be! Cut off the extra fluff of raaga/dvesha that you have added to it. Be with the naked fact! This is the way life is! Stop questioning it, stop rejecting it. Stop passing a judgement on how it should be and how it should not be!
Just flow with the current of life! When you start flowing with the current, then the beauty of life becomes apparent.
Enjoy life by just being with ‘what is’!
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