It was a quiet summer afternoon. I was alone in the house. It was 101-degree temperature outside and no wind. Trees were quietly standing; birds were resting in the shade. Pin drop silence around me inside the house. My mind was quiet, thoughts were resting in a blissful state. Perfect time to write down Sri Hari’s messages.

I clicked on my keyboard and the entire internet world woke up on my computer screen like a big bang in the universe. There was chaos everywhere. Words were screaming, complaining, weeping and wailing, some with anger others in deep pain. I closed my eyes and put my hands on both my ears to mellow down the noise but it was stuck in my head. Even with my closed eyes, I could still read those words in my mind. My heart became heavy and tears rushed down. Gosh! I have become so sensitive!

After a few deep breaths, like a brave soldier, I again took a dip in the internet world. This time I saw articles with numbers promising the river of gold:

“How To Master Your Emotions In 95 Words
These 6 Stoic Quotes Changed My Life
15 Psychological Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!
How to Meditate for 1 Hour
I Read 140 Books in 2021. These Were My 5 Favorite Nonfiction Titles.
One Question that can Interrupt our Negative Beliefs about Ourselves.
Forget Everything You Know About Meditation: Do This Instead”

Everyone was assuring, if you use these magical numbers, you will find your answers, your problems will get solved. 95 words, 15 facts, 5 quotes, 140 books, one question, one hour and at the end it was FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW! Which one should I follow? So much confusion and so much chaos without any sound.

And then, I laughed and laughed!

Omg! Emotional articles, threatening articles, sad articles, articles with numbers and questions… and the list goes on.

Extreme loud chaos in the silence of the internet. We all experience it every day.

Loud chaos in the silence 2

No wonder, people were more spiritual 100 years ago and could get enlightened easily. If Veda Vyasa comes down to earth and reads his own scriptures online, with millions of different interpretations, I bet even he would get, a bit confused with his own thoughts! (Just kidding, don’t take it personally). It is almost impossible to avoid this chaos and find the right silence where you experience your truth.

Good news for all of us, (little happy dance here!) Bhagavan Sri Krishna, our beloved Sri Har ji has already explained us how to be silent in our mind. There are many beautiful ways to do it. Here is a good start.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 17, Verse 16

मन: प्रसाद: सौम्यत्वं मौनमात्मविनिग्रह: |
भावसंशुद्धिरित्येतत्तपो मानसमुच्यते || 16||

(manaḥ-prasādaḥ saumyatvaṁ maunam ātma-vinigrahaḥ
bhāva-sanśhuddhir ity etat tapo mānasam uchyate)

Meaning:
Serenity of thought, gentleness, silence, self-control, and purity of purpose—all these are declared as austerity of the mind.

This beautiful austerity of mind will help quite the thoughts. Silence (maunam): When you quite your mind, you find the truth.

How do you control and quite your mind and change your destiny to find your truth?

Your destiny is depending on your character

Your character is depending on your habits

Your habits are depending on your actions

Your actions are depending on your words

Your words are depending on your thoughts

You quiet your thoughts, you control the mind, so you can change your destiny.

Let’s break that loud chaos in the silence. Learn to quite our mind. Are you ready?