The first thing to be understood is what mind is, of what stuff it is made, whether it is an entity or just a process, whether it is substantial or dreamlike. And unless you know the nature of the mind, you will not be able to solve any problems of your life.
You may try hard, but if you try solve single individuals problems, you are bound to be a failure -that is absolutely certain- because in fact no individual problem exists: mind is the problem. If you solve this problem or that, it won’t help because the root remains untouched.
It is just like cutting the branches of a tree, pruning the leaves, and not uprooting it. New leaves will come, new branches will sprout -even more than before; pruning helps a tree to become thicker. Unless you know how to uproot it, your fight is baseless; it is foolish. You will destroy yourself, not the tree. […]
People come to me and they ask, “How to attain a peaceful mind?”
I say to them, “There exists nothing like that: peaceful mind. Never heard of it.”
Mind is never peaceful; no-mind is peace.
Osho, Tantra the Supreme Understanding
There are meditation techniques suitable for the modern man, through which you can experience no-mind and bring peace in your everyday life. You can find them all together in Active Mindfulness Retreat.
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