Mind, which is subject to dispositional and impressional determinism, seeks and creates an over-powering false world, becomes enmeshed in it, and projects into it a false value that must in the end, due to its very nature, betray itself.
Mind divides a reality which is essentially indivisible. It clings to a form which is essentially perishable. It glorifies itself in actions which are essentially binding and in achievements which are essentially insignificant. It enjoys and suffers against a background of vacuity, thus depriving itself of any real happiness or understanding.
Mind is like a wound up alarm clock. It will ring at appointed time but only so long as the winding is there. Let it ring and take its course but take care not to wind it again (by indulging in bad actions)
Mind is in illusion. Mind tries to think of that which has no beginning and no end, but mind cannot reach it because mind itself is illusion.
Mind is like a bird cage with its many bars imprisoning the bird. The door of the cage is the heart, through which (when opened) the bird can fly to freedom so easily." But even when the keeper comes along and opens the door, the captive bird flutters about dashing against the cage, hurting its wings and trying frantically to get out through the many narrow openings between the bars and giving up each time. After a while the bird is exhausted with its effort and collapses, dropping to the floor of the cage looking dazed and helpless-and then, then it sees the open door, and in a moment is out of the cage and flying to freedom!
Ignorance ceases to exist when mind ceases to exist. It is mind that makes us slave of worldly desires. The mind also can enable us to become the masters of destiny and to realize the Supreme Self.
The mind persists through birth and through death in spite of and through its changing vicissitudes. If the mind is annihilated, God reveals Himself. And so long as one is not conscious of God, mind persists.
Meher Baba said
Mind and Heart
Feelings at rest and thoughts work is Mind
Thoughts at rest and feeling at work is Heart.
Four stages of Mind
Mind working is Man
Mind slowed is Mast
Mind working fast is Mad
Mind stopped is God.
It is difficult to get control over mind
Mind is a good servant, but a bad master. This means if you control it, it will act as you want. The mind is a bad master if it has control over you to go its way.
Once the mind's control is firm you are lost! Mind is a storehouse of low desires and always misleads you. It has the stamp of animal desires on it from billions of years.
If you control the mind, desires become inactive. Because the mind also has good desires from human lives, those desires are worked out.
If you get nervous or angry, you cannot control the horse. If you have control over your mind, the animal will become quiet. If control is lost, both the rider and the horse are lost. The horse is just like the mind; it is good if controlled, but dangerous if it becomes the master.
First thought that comes to one’s mind is the inner voice of the heart. Later mind comes into play and results in one’s action. Mind takes over his voice of heart according to his sanskaric compulsion. It can be explained by a simple instance. Suppose one sees a beggar wrapped with bandage on his wounds. First thought may come to one’s mind that he should help the beggar by giving alms. Before he converts into action according of his first thought of inner voice of heart, his mind intervenes. He may think that beggar is pretending and is not worth for receiving alms and leaves the beggar.