Controlling the mind
A visitor asked how to realize oneself in accordance with Maharshi’s instructions, contained in his text of Truth Revealed, verse 8, supplement1. The difficulty was in controlling the mind.
M.: It is to be done by controlling the breath. If you practise it by yourself without other help, then the mind is controlled. Otherwise the mind comes under control spontaneously in the presence of a superior power. Such is the greatness of association with the wise (satsanga).
1 In the centre of the Heart-Cave there shines alone the one Brahman as the `I, I’, the Atman. Reach the Heart by diving deep in quest of the Self, or by controlling the mind with the breath, and stay established in the Atman.
Talks With Ramana Maharshi – Part 1
March 28, 1935