How can the mind become quiet? The mind that always jumps around like a monkey? How do I make it calm and still so that I can go deep into the reservoir of all peace and energy and creativity? How do I do it? Is there a way? Can it be done as a deliberate act?
Well, the great rishis have said that when the mind becomes still, when it has reached its original state of complete vacuity, stillness, then it’s full of energy, and not otherwise. It’s no more dissipated and from such a mind springs forth creativity, creative thought and creative action and great joy for it has somehow come out of the throes of sorrow. Sloka 3 of Section 2 of the Keno Upanishad is a rather startling statement. It says:
Yasyamatam tasya matam matam yasya na veda sah
Avijnatam vijanatam vijnatam avijanatam
This means, those who think that they know, do not know and those who think they do not know, perhaps they do know. Those who think they understand it, do not understand it. Those who think that they do not understand, perhaps do understand it.
The problem still persists. You try again, harder and harder and you become desperate. You get into what is now so common—depression.