Kathopanishad - Episode 23

Why Mastering the Mind is important to realise the Self?

Unless the mind is free from all wants and desires and thinking of the past, or worrying about the future, and is focused entirely on attaining brahman, one cannot even think about attaining brahman. This is why mastering the mind is so important – to train the mind to focus on only one thing and not jump onto too many different things.

When our mind gets attracted to the higher thought of God and focusses on God alone, everything else will go out of focus. Swami says, “Clean up your mind, steady it, focus it and don’t even have the constant restless desire that you must attain brahman, just be. And if you can achieve this, that’s when this realisation comes to you.”

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