These quotes have been taken from Satsangs (discourses) given by our teacher Professor Ojaswi Sharma. He himself was never interested in writing anything but his students felt the need to preserve his wisdom. They taped his talks, transcribed them and sorted out into several Topics. Because the full discourses were very long, shorter passages were chosen on each Topic and presented here.
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Thoughts are nothing but the vapour that arises in your mind, of many past memories, and memories giving birth to desires for the future. Nothing more than that.
The attitude towards thoughts and emotions should be like the attitude that we have towards an uninvited guest. How would you behave towards an uninvited guest? You do not quarrel with the person and you do not welcome the person either.
You are you, and thoughts are thoughts, and you are not the thoughts. And because you are not thoughts, let them be. Do not struggle with them. Do not try to resist these thoughts when they come. They will come more if you struggle with them. When you like something, you entertain thoughts of it. When you dislike something, you struggle with thoughts. But when you are indifferent, they start calming down by themselves. Be a witness only and not a participant!
In the beginning one is not even aware of the thoughts. They come and go and one's existence remains identified with one's thoughts. But, in due course, because of the conflict and anguish created by useless thoughts, one starts feeling that thoughts are the problem. Then thoughts are in the mind, and mind itself starts seeing its own creation.
Mind has certain characteristics, one of which is that our mind in one moment can be many things. As in a dream, at the same moment, one is seeing a beautiful child, a donkey, a house, a train. All these are seen at one moment. The mind itself becomes all these things, so mind can become several things at one moment. Such is the capacity of the mind. This is all the play of the mind. Now, this being a play of the mind, it has been said by the saints that mind alone is the cause of bondage and liberation of human beings. So all this is the creation of the mind, and the witnessing also is done by the mind itself. Thoughts arise in the mind, and the mind sees these thoughts. But the power of seeing and knowing is not of the mind. It is from the source - the original source - the spirit. It is only reflected in the mind.
The difference between intuition and reasoning is that, while reasoning is a gradual process, intuition comes all of a sudden without planning, like a flash of light. By means of this flash, you come to understand the whole problem at once. In intuition solutions get revealed to you. We can say that reasoning concludes and intuition reveals.
If intuition develops it can be a source of great power in the life of that person. However, if the person is not purified, this intuition becomes a source of the person's downfall in the end.
In some matters the heart is more dependable than the mind. Often you are deceived by your thoughts but your heart does not deceive you.