The mind is an instrument of cognition, of knowing things, knowing the material world. The soul is a ray of God, ‘that’ which you essentially are. The mind is an instrument with which we know, with which we try to understand things. The mind is discursive, while the soul is synergic. While the soul integrates everything, the mind analyses everything.
We need the help of the mind in doing our work on the physical plane. That is why we have brought with ourselves the instrument of the mind. In your mind you have a friend who is with you 24-hours a day! You may be alone, helpless or in distress, but your mind is ever ready to help you and to guide you to overcome any situation. But it is up to you to use it in the right way.
I recommend ‘shampooing’ the mind everyday! We need to cleanse our mind, we need to unclutter our mind, which often gets filled with wrong thinking and wrong ideas. And then, the minds of so many of us are negative. We must cleanse the mind of all the dirt and negativity that we have accumulated over the years. To do this, we must get right down into our consciousness and shampoo away all the rotten negativities that hold us captive – negativities like impurity, selfishness, greed, lust and hatred, and oh, so many more!
– Dada J P Vaswani
Source – Say No To Negatives by J.P. Vaswani