24 May 2013 QA - 2

How does one control the mind?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Why do you want to control the mind?

The mind always goes where it finds more happiness and more joy. Let it go!

You will find that real joy is not outside, it is inside. The mind will go everywhere outside, and when it doesn’t find joy, it will finally go in, spontaneously.

Where there is love, you don’t need to try to control the mind. Where there is interest, you don’t need to control the mind. Do you have to make an effort to love your child? No! Love for children is so spontaneous, so natural.

In the same way, when everything appears empty, the mind will go to that higher knowledge, wisdom, and energy. It is quite natural.