“The control of the mind is not important;
what is important is to find out the interests of the mind.
The mind is a bundle of conflicting interests,
and merely to strengthen one interest against another
is what we call concentration, the process of discipline.
Discipline is the cultivation of resistance,
and where there is resistance there is no understanding.
A well-disciplined mind is not a free mind,
and it is only in freedom that any discovery can be made.
There must be spontaneity to uncover the movements of the self,
at whatever level it may be placed.
Though there may be unpleasant discoveries,
the movements of the self must be exposed and understood;
but disciplines destroy the spontaneity in which discoveries are made.
Disciplines, however exacting, fix the mind in a pattern.
The mind will adjust itself to that for which it has been trained;
but that to which it adjusts itself is not the real.
Disciplines are mere impositions and so can never be the means of denudation.
Through self-discipline the mind can strengthen itself in its purpose;
but this purpose is self-projected and so it is not the real.
The mind creates reality in its own image,
and disciplines merely give vitality to that image.”
Thank you Irena (-;