My slavery or freedom depennds on the state of my mind. My mind binds me, my mind frees me. Who controls my sesnses and my thoughts and feelings? My mind. Who is driving my life? My mind or my senses? If and when I let my senses be my master, my sesnses will pull me down into the ditch of all kinds of pain and suffering, If I let my mind be the master, I will be able to make wise and right choices. And this way I will be free from my compulsive thoughts and actions.
Have I fallen into the ditch and emotionally hurt myself and others close to me? You bet! Being a humanbeing I have fallem down and ethically done wrong things called sins for which I have paid the price for suffering. I have learned from my downfall and have learned how to rise up. I woke up from my dark and gloomy sleep. I am mindful of not repeating the same hurtful cycle of misery. There is always inner light for guidung me on the right path. I need to keep my inner eyes open. I need to remain awakened.
What helps me develop an intelligence that goes beyond the senses and thoughts? The light of awareness keeps me awakened. Regular practice of mindfulness mediation helps my mind to be calm and clear. Reading, inquiring, reflecting, and implementing the wise teachings from spiritual resources and the weekly satsanga meetings have been very helpful to mefor staying on the path of awakening.
There is always hope, hope for finding and staying on the Divine Path!
Jagdish P Dave