“Have you seen the mind, really? It ‘s a ghost. It doesn’t really exist. As soon as you desire something, this ghost of a mind arises. If you desire anything, then this ghost of the mind will trouble you. Get rid of desire, and where is the mind?

Where there is desire, there is trouble. You can live very well without the mind. Without the mind, you are wise; with the mind, you are stupid. Desire nothing and you are emperor of this kingdom. You are peace, beauty, and love. Reject the mind for some time and see.

In the evening you go on the road; you see a snake and you are afraid. You pick up a stick and you beat it. It doesn’t move and you see it is a rope. Fear is gone and you throw away the stick.

If you address the mind with “Who are you?” it will disappear. Look at the snake of the mind and discover if it is real. Thoughts are impediments to seeing your own face. Don’t give rise to any thought, and discover who you are.”

Papaji Wake Up and Roar by HWL Poonja