Mind cannot be killed with a knife, or with a grenade. It dies from lack of attention. Lack of interest is the poison of the mind. All the sages did was they gradually ignored mind. They used mind in its practical functioning very well. Psychological assistance, no. They ignored it. And it lost power to dominate or influence the Beingness.
If mind comes, well, mind can come. All this world is minds. But something is not concerned with the calculating, interpreting tendency of the mind. Gradually this is lost. Not by effort, just by holding on to that simple pointing that I've been saying. Whatever is arising is in front of you. Whatever is appearing, you are the perceiver of it. See if you can be perceived.
Can the perceiver be perceived?
Just this one point, and forget about everything else. You don't have to meditate. You don't have to chant mantras. You don't have to go praying. You don't have to go into a cave in the Himalayas. You don't have to dip in the Ganga. Just do this thing. That which is perceiving, in whose presence even Arunachala appears. Ganga appears. The planets appear. Mother and father also appear. Gods and demons appear. Heaven and hells can appear. Life and death is appearing. Devotion is appearing. Arrogance is appearing. Humility is appearing. Everything is appearing. This inside which all these appearances are taking place and are perceived - Can this be perceived? Is this also appearing?
Tiruvannamalai, India, 23 January 2009
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