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Emancipate the mind

Buddha being asked what the mind should strive after, said, “Emancipation”. And how maybe achieved emancipation of the mind? And Buddha said, “Quench the Flames!” Yes the mind must be liberated. The mind has been for centuries dominated by bad traditions. How to emancipate the mind? “Go and quench the flames!” There is the flame of passion, there is the flame of hate, there is the flame of greed. These flames must be quenched. But how?

Get together! One of the most important conclusions of modern students in consciousness is that Group Mind is a great force. Thoughts are forces but they become stronger forces when you bring them together. So bring together, as many as you can, those who believe in fellowship. Build up centres of fellowship.

More than the power of ‘reflection’ is the power of suggestion. Psychology shows that boys and girls are more open to suggestion than grown-up minds. Build centres of fellowship in schools and colleges. The mind of students and youths are more open to new influences.

Go into silence every day. Go into silence and think of those who are in need, those who are in suffering. Send them vibrations of sympathy and love in the quiet hour of dawn. Believe me, there are forces mightier than nature-forces, forces of sympathy and love. With that, purify the life of your city and your country, and help in building up a new mind which is the world’s piteous urgent need.

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