THE MIND IS AS IMPORTANT AS IT IS UNIMPORTANT
Adi K. Irani
Similarly, we eschew Reality and embrace our mind, with which we have been associated for who knows how long millions of births and deaths. The mind eventually has to go, but we cannot try to force it out. I always said this mind is like a barking dog that follows the man. If you kick the dog, then it bites you. So we cannot afford to kick it or to be absolutely unresponsive to it. We have to respond. But the time comes when we have to disregard the promptings of the mind. Knowing that all the promptings the mind gives are not really helpful, we should not give great importance to it.
This mind is as important as it is unimportant, and these are the two things we must know. We must exercise a game of love and hate with this mind. We cannot do without it, but if we try to follow our mind to the bitter end of our lives, I think we would destroy ourselves.
JUST TO LOVE HIM, p. 87
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