Thursday, September 15, 2016

One is where one's mind is.

Q: The other day Swami was saying that someone may be living here at the foot of Arunachala, but if that person's mind is not here, he will gain nothing by stating here. The Arunachala Puranam and Bhagavan both say that just the thought of Arunachala can take one to moksha. How should one understand these statements in the light of what Swami said?

'Those who think of Arunachala will gain mukti' - the scriptures say this. But even thought one may stay at Arunachala, one may not feel any devotion towards this hill. One may not regard it as God. Many people are living here without giving more than a passing thought to the mountain. How can we conclude that such people are living in Arunachala? The truth is, one is where one's mind is.

If one is living here but the whole of one's mind is thinking of another place, one is really in that other place. 

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