Purifying the Mind

Question: How can I purify my mind so that I can have a good meditation?


Sri Chinmoy: In your case, the best thing to do is to feel every day for a few minutes that you have no mind. Say, "I have no mind, I have no mind. What I have is the heart." Then after some time, say, "No, I don't have the heart. What I have is the soul."

When you say, "I have no mind", this does not mean that you are becoming an animal again. Far from it. You are only saying, "I don't care for this mind, which is bringing me so much impurity and torturing me so much." When you say, "I have the heart", you feel that the heart has some purity. But when you say, "I have the soul", you are flooded with purity. Then, after some time, you have to go deeper and farther and not only say, "I have the soul", but also "I am the soul." The moment you say, "I am the soul", and you meditate on this truth, at that time your soul's infinite purity will come up and enter into the heart. Then from the heart, the infinite purity will enter into the mind. In this way you will purify your mind and your heart and you will have a wonderful meditation every day.

Excerpt from Meditation: God's Blessing-Assurance by Sri Chinmoy.