Get Rid Of Mind Garbage

If we want to avoid disasters or calamities made by ourselves, we have to stop putting bad ideas into our head. The moment we stop an idea arising is called true awakening. There are all kinds of garbage in our mind. If we want to purify our mind, getting rid of the garbage in our mind might be the first thing we have to do. What is the garbage of mind? Dirty thoughts like greed, hate, infatuations, worry, suffering, snobbishness, impudence, envy, indecency, deviations, dull and hollow thoughts are all garbage of human mind. Someone in history said once that one who can govern a battalion of a million soldiers is not a hero; the real hero is that person who can govern his mind. Best, if we are cognizant of its meaning.

If an evil thought arises in our mind, then more evil thoughts like water will come in torrents; nothing can ward them off. These evil thoughts will forever lead us to thinking, speaking, and acting evil. Ever since life began, the habitual temperament of human beings makes us like this. It is doubly difficult to get rid of them. When we can govern our thoughts, our mind will not be affected by situations, hence our mind is free. This is a very hard level to reach, but the first step always is hard.

For those who have too many friendly feelings such as being crazy about women, if they do not control their feelings well, they will follow their thoughts and will sink into the deep sea of feelings. For those who desire wealth and honor, their minds are clouded by material desires, the covetous thoughts will lead them to fame and wealth, and they will be in the bondage of reputation and wealth forever.

Keep a watch on thoughts in your mind. Realize what and where your thoughts are. As a matter of fact, according to the experienced people’s idea, thoughts always vanish when you watch them. If we could practice like this all the time, the power of our thoughts will decrease over time. This is not easy level to reach, but at least we have an idea that there is a way to get rid of garbage in our mind.

Things arise always depending on conditions. When conditions come together or gather together, things arise; when conditions disperse or dispel, things cease. This is a doubly important notion. When we understand this notion, we will also understand that everything in the universe is impermanent; from this point of view, it should be easy to get rid of clinging, and always persisting in our opinion. Always remember and practice the notion of impermanence. This helps to get rid of garbage in our mind a lot.


Posted April 20, 2013 by dranilj1 in Life Lessons

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