“No one wants your mind in this world…”

This is a quote by Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru Dev, I came across recently. I have always appreciated His no-nonsense yet endlessly compassionate expression:

“Nobody wants your mind in this world, and the mind is not satisfied with anything of the world. The mind is not fit for the world, or the world for the mind. When the mind realizes God, it is permanently established there and does not desire other things. From this we can understand that God alone is fit for the mind and nothing else.”Swami Brahmananda Saraswati

He says find the Divine in everything, realize your highest potential. He is not advocating a retreat from life or being endlessly preoccupied with rituals, rather a complete embracing of all Creation, at its most sublime. Recognizing our source.

Green Tara – close up of a Tibetan poster I found in Hong Kong the day before the demonstrations began this year (2019)

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West. I began TM at 21 and the TM-Sidhis at 26. I was visited by Guru Dev at 39. The rest is history. :-)

2 thoughts on ““No one wants your mind in this world…”

  1. Thanks – yes the more we want God the more God wants us. Also the mind is incomplete without God Realization as Guru Dev says, so even with a high level of achievement and self-awareness it remains dissatisfied; Mother makes sure of that. To borrow from that seat-belt campaign, “its not just a good idea, its the law” 🙂


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