A mind that is intoxicated and jealous cannot understand the good course of action. Therefore let us show the exit route to intoxication, jealousy and selfishness. Let us speak politely.
Let us spend time for understanding the truth. Let us not indulge in discussions and debates to prove our intelligence. Let us make others happy and try to realise the all-pervading Brahma.
Let us be polite to all. Let our behaviour be such that we are liked by all. Let us speak the truth and let us have a sound power of discrimination. Let us not speak rubbish.
Let us undertake hardships when our body is strong. Let us not be carried away with the wild imaginations. Let the determination of our mind be strong.
Let there be no useless and ugly cravings in our mind. Let our mind be full of love. God is kind to become indebted to his devotees for their devotion to him.
Let us be kind to the afflicted. Let our mind have love and care for others. Let our mind be free from anger and irritation.
Let us meditate on the truth to justify our existence. Let us always be devoted to the good work. Let us treat others at par with us i.e. let us understand that we are also governed by the same laws of nature as others are. Let us keep our mind free from impurities.
Let our mind not crave for sensual enjoyments. Let us understand that craving for sensual pleasures is due to the sins commited in the past. Let our mind always dwell on Lord Rama. Let us not indulge in futile imaginations even for a while.
Our imaginations have no end. But our imaginations will not lead us to the truth. If our mind is not dwelling on Lord Rama, how can we have love and respect for him?
Lord Rama is the wish-yielding tree. He is the wish-yielding cow. He can relieve us of all our sorrows. He symbolises the truth. Let us understand that the world rests on him. None is comparable to Lord Rama.
In the 17th century, a very famous Saint, Samartha Ramdas Swami, wrote a small book containing 205 verses.
The name of the book, written in the Marathi language is “Shri Manache Shloka” (श्री मनाचे श्लोक) — which means “A Dialogue With Our Mind.”
Samarth Ramdas Swami teaches us how our mind is our friend, our enemy, and how it can be our Guru. It advises ethical behavior and love for God.