Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Mind is like a fully grown tree that has its root that goes very deep. The tree is huge with a lot of branches. The roots are the vasanas (latent impressions). As long as the root is alive, the tree is never destroyed. Similarly as long as the vasanas are present, the mind is going to exist. The branches and leaves of a tree are comparable to the thoughts that arise in the mind. There are a countless thoughts that a mind thinks.
The aim of Self realisation (aathma saakshatkaaram) is to destroy the mind. When one has destroyed his mind he is said to have attained Self realisation.
Do we ever have a easier method?! In this busy life that we have today, we hardly find time to meditate for 15 min. How nice if there is an easier way?? Is there any??!!