You have got a body* and a mind. Now, deal with them!
Count correctly! These are three authorities :
body, mind and YOU.
Who are YOU ?
You are the underlying Absolute Principle – the True Self.
* a gross and many subtle bodies
In India a little story about 10 young monks is told. They had to cross a river on their way to the next town. On arrival at the other side of the river, the oldest counted whether everyone was
still there. But he only counted nine monks. So another had to count; but he also saw and counted only nine. Even the youngest couldn't change the situation; he also saw and counted only nine. So
grief overwhelmed them because they believed they had lost one of their comrades in the floods of the river.
A Guru came along seeing the young monks in great grief. He asked for the matter. They told him that they had been ten and now after crossing the river only nine could be counted.
Now the Guru counted the young monks. He counted: “... eight, nine, ten. You have forgotten yourself!”, he told them.
This is what we have to do. We remember our True Self.
Throw the stones out of the milk can. If you can’t help filling it, at least fill it with tasty milk.
We empty the mind from all thoughts. If we can not do so, at least we fill it with thoughts about God. Better than having
rubbish in the head.
That’s what we do. We empty our mind.
The mind is like a wild horse that wants to be tamed and trained. Top sportspersons know how important a steady focused mind is.
And what is the mind training?
To be mentally still. And to be aware. Aware of you divine essence.
It counts in daily life as well, e.g. while brushing the teeth!
(For years there have not been cows here anymore, only the milk can remains.)