How to have peace of mind in this inconstant, chaotic and unpredictable world?-III

After knowing what happens in the other unseen world and  how the two types of energies act on each other in the Universe, the next possible query in your mind now would  be – okay, I know the working  of the forces of God behind my physical eyes.. But the relevant thing here is that in spite of what is happening around me, I want to have peace of mind. And  in this disorganized and unstable world!  So now the question is -what should I do to have it?

At this point, I ask you-

Have you ever made conscious efforts to beget peace?  And did you ever experience very deep and sustained peace Mandira? Even if it was  for a few minutes? Recall that.

If not, then my advice to you is that you must certainly attempt this rewarding endeavour. You will know its significance once you experience it yourself. You see, we make all sorts of efforts to achieve material goals, but we do not really know and understand how important it is to try and attempt to procure and attain peace in our lives. And when you do get a glimpse  of deep peace at an  an advanced meditative stage as a mature sadhak later, then hold on to it. It is evasive and  slippery, it slips and flitters away. Let that deep peace linger and spread in your whole body, complete mind and in all your daily activities profusely and be cautious to retain it after that!

 Now the next question is how?

There are some ways by which you can have lasting peace by adopting and practicing  some actions and habits  in your daily life. I have incorporated and followed them for quite some time now and have found impressive results. You too can adopt and  follow them  for a good, healthy, enriching and balanced life.  In this way, you will enhance your spiritual life also.

Firstly, disconnect and release your mind  from material objects and materialistic thoughts. This tendency makes our mind impatient and restless. In this category also fall people who are not good and add nothing substantial to your well-being. Do not spend your time in discussing worthless people and their doings with others. You will gain nothing out of it. Distance yourself from their unproductive life activities. Only pick up good things from them.  Please do not give unnecessary importance, time and energy to material goods and related thoughts, I repeat. You can never be fully satisfied without Divine peace!  There is a thin line which divides need from greed!!

Have regards for superior thoughts. Infuse your mind with thoughts which have gravity, depth and meaning. They should serve the purpose of guiding your line of thoughts  and your life in the right direction. From superior thoughts of wisdom, take your mind and anchor it on thoughts on God. In this way the mind becomes pure. Mind is matter and the thoughts  lingering with worldly matters has impurities. But the wordly  mind becomes pure with contemplation and absorption of sublime divine thoughts. The mind should be  thrown in the fire of knowledge and wisdom. After burning, the residue is the sediments  of impure, fleeting  thoughts of this transitory world and the gold is now clean and it shines! Like wise our mind, over a long, continuous period of isolation from worldly tendencies and inclinations  it becomes transformed and purified for a higher purpose. So interiorize your mind by bringing it back to its source again and again till it rests in God permanently. This needs regular and uninterrupted practice.

When you perform your daily activities, involve your mind completely in it. No job is done well unless we give our heart and soul to it. But once the job is done, disconnect your mind and take a relief. After refreshing your mind, go on to the next task. If you are stormed by bouts of uneasiness and disruption of peace, then immediately bring your mind on your breath. Focus your attention on your breath. Observe your breathe and be a witness to it. As you watch the flow of  incoming and outgoing breath, the uneasiness, anxiety or anger and all other negative emotions shall subside and pass away. Calmness and peace shall return to you soon. Make it a habit of calming your mind many times a day by observing your breath and not by other destressing methods to improve your moods.( Refer post no. 4 Awareness- the art of right living. Why do we need to control and discipline our breath?)

Continuous practice of the mind for uninterrupted peace, discovering thoughts of God’s nature by regular practice  of meditation, penance, maintaining silence, fasting on saatvik food, interiorization makes the mind firm and steady. 
A pure, stable, anchored mind in God with senses in control, one who  performs good deeds attains lasting peace inspite of the disharmony, strife, chaos and instability in this world. Practice this!!

Do not carry the weight of the load of your past. Leave your past behind. Let your past  be past.

Discard immediately all those thoughts which arise in the mind that are impure, repetitive,  fruitless and unprofitable.

 Give love to all. That is God’s love which you shall distribute to whom so ever is worthy.

Spread kindness. Kindness in words, thoughts and deeds. Be kind to  animals, animate and inanimate objects too. Speak words to people  which are pleasing to their heart, mind and soul. Your words should have balming effect on them.

Meditate on God. Meditate on Self. Do self enquiry and correct yourself again and again. Meditate deeply for long lasting peace. Deep breathing and meditation clears your mind of fogginess and also clears your future path.

As I wrap up and conclude this topic, I feel like telling you something in brief. A precept which you may  need to know at a later stage of advancement and development. Have you heard the word -Soliloquy? Compare these two words ‘soliloquy  and dialogue’. Dialogue is with the mind while soliloquy is with our Spirit, our soul. After soliloquy there is only peace. One is at peace with the world, with people and with ownself. This is a state of Nirvana- nir (without) vana(speech), a speechless state of mind, a quiet and silent mind. Complete  freedom from the noise of our own loud incessant, futile thoughts which are self created. The clouds over the sun when dispersed facilitates the sun to shine brightly. Like wise the noisy, cloudy thoughts when calmed down makes our Spirit shine. The shining sun here is our luminous Spirit, our very own Atman.

God is the all pervading force in the Universe as well as in Nature  in its pure, undiluted, sublime form. While Mind is matter and gross in nature. It completely dissolves in God, in the Spirit, in the Light, in sublime Self. The mind at last arrives at a stage where it has no conflict, no rebellion traits, no upheaval, no unrest, no agitation, and no fuss at all. Only Peace prevails. Attain that!!

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti OM.

19 Responses to How to have peace of mind in this inconstant, chaotic and unpredictable world?-III

  1. is it ironic that i am unable to read ur beautiful posts just as i get sucked in to a whirlpool of chaos at work!!! 😦

    am going to come back with ample time, i wish to read and continue discussion on this topic!!

    🙂

  2. spiritinlife says:

    @ Crafty Shines. Take just 20 mins off, cut off from the outside world and devote your attention on the posts. It is so simple!!

  3. What a great Gem, hidden in plain sight! 🙂

  4. pandey2 says:

    Thank you so much for this enlightening post. It is so true..Wish we all can follow it with full sincerity.

  5. Shahid says:

    Fantastic post…so many good points in here to ponder and implement…Shukriya 🙂

  6. midhunpk210 says:

    “You can never be fully satisfied without Divine peace! “, so true, rest everything have a definite start and end..

    • spiritinlife says:

      By doing so Midhun you will be doing nishkaam karma as advocated by Lord Krishna and such karmas free us and give us peace of mind and joy. Ma

  7. Resham says:

    Dear Maa,

    should we forsake or use-up those things /people to whom we start feeling strongly attached? How to conquer attachment towards people or things?

  8. midhunpk210 says:

    “A pure, stable, anchored mind in God with senses in control, one who performs good deeds attains lasting peace inspite of the disharmony, strife, chaos and instability in this world. Practice this!!”

    ” Give love to all. That is God’s love which you shall distribute to whom so ever is worthy.”

  9. Shahid says:

    ” From superior thoughts of wisdom, take your mind and anchor it on thoughts on God. In this way the mind becomes pure. Mind is matter and the thoughts lingering with worldly matters has impurities. But the wordly mind becomes pure with contemplation and absorption of sublime divine thoughts. The mind should be thrown in the fire of knowledge and wisdom. After burning, the residue is the sediments of impure, fleeting thoughts of this transitory world and the gold is now clean and it shines! Like wise our mind, over a long, continuous period of isolation from worldly tendencies and inclinations it becomes transformed and purified for a higher purpose. So interiorize your mind by bringing it back to its source again and again till it rests in God permanently. This needs regular and uninterrupted practice. “

  10. Shahid says:

    ” The clouds over the sun when dispersed facilitates the sun to shine brightly. Like wise the noisy, cloudy thoughts when calmed down makes our Spirit shine. The shining sun here is our luminous Spirit, our very own Atman. “

  11. Shahid says:

    ” Meditate on God. Meditate on Self. Do self enquiry and correct yourself again and again. Meditate deeply for long lasting peace. Deep breathing and meditation clears your mind of fogginess and also clears your future path.” ❤

  12. Shahid says:

    ” Like wise our mind, over a long, continuous period of isolation from worldly tendencies and inclinations it becomes transformed and purified for a higher purpose. So interiorize your mind by bringing it back to its source again and again till it rests in God permanently. This needs regular and uninterrupted practice. “

  13. Shahid says:

    ” Focus your attention on your breath. Observe your breathe and be a witness to it. As you watch the flow of incoming and outgoing breath, the uneasiness, anxiety or anger and all other negative emotions shall subside and pass away. Calmness and peace shall return to you soon. Make it a habit of calming your mind many times a day by observing your breath and not by other de-stressing methods to improve your moods. ”

    This will be very helpful to me now. Thank you mom.
    The breath is quite mysterious. It even keeps going on even while one sleeps automatically. I wonder where it originates from in the human body ?

  14. Shahid says:

    Not money, status, prestige but complete freedom from the noise of one’s own thoughts is the best gift one can be blessed to have.

  15. pandey2 says:

    Soliloquy- Dialogue with our Spirit.. After soliloquy there is only peace.
    Peace with ownself. A state of Nirvana- nir (without) vana(speech), a speechless state of mind, a quiet and silent mind.
    Complete freedom from the noise of our own loud incessant, futile thoughts which are self created.

    May the day come soon in this life when we will have Soliloquy..

    Jai Satguru Ma

  16. Kiran says:

    Excellent post! Thank you so much Maa.

  17. Supriya says:

    Dearest Ma,

    I found this post at the time when it was very much required. After reading all the three parts of it I am feeling peaceful and determinant.All my questions are answered here.

    Thanks for sharing this post.

    I have picked up the below points for me to persuie:

    1. Disconnect and release your mind from material objects and materialistic thoughts. This tendency makes our mind impatient and restless.

    2. You can never be fully satisfied without Divine peace! There is a thin line which divides need from greed!!
    Greed is endless and results in stealing the peace of mind.

    3.Have regards for superior thoughts.

    From superior thoughts of wisdom, take your mind and anchor it on thoughts on God. This wisdom shows the direction in life and protects us from doing wrong actions or bad karmas.

    4.Regular practice to interiorize your mind by bringing it back to its source again and again till it rests in God permanently. This should be the continous process without fail.

    5.When you perform your daily activities, involve your mind completely in it. No job is done well unless we give our heart and soul to it. But once the job is done, disconnect your mind and take a relief.

    6. Make it a habit of calming your mind many times a day by observing your breath and not by other destressing methods to improve your moods.

    7. Regular practice of meditation, penance, maintaining silence, fasting on saatvik food, interiorization makes the mind firm and steady.

    8. Do not carry the weight of the load of your past. Leave your past behind. Let your past be past.
    It is very important to live in present with a focus on all activities we perform.

    9. Discard immediately all those thoughts which arise in the mind that are impure, repetitive, fruitless and unprofitable.

    10. Give love to all. Spread kindness in words, thoughts and deeds.

    11. Meditate on God. Meditate on Self. Do self enquiry and correct yourself again and again. Meditate deeply for long lasting peace. Deep breathing and meditation clears your mind of fogginess and also clears your future path.

    Ma, all these (your words, teachings) are gems enriching one’s sprit.

    I will certainly follow it by putting it into my acitons and thoughts.

    Pranam Guru Ma,

    With deep gratitude,

    Sincerely yours,
    Supriya.

  18. Supriya says:

    Apology:

    One typo: Please read “pursue” instead of “persuie”.

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