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Sri Sri Ravishankar on How to Stop the Mind from Wandering

Question: My mind wanders everywhere how do I meditate?

Sri Sri Ravishankar: Take a stick and start chasing your mind. See where it goes. Chase, keep chasing and you see your mind is so tired that it will come and fall at your feet.

That's why Maharshi Patanjali says meditate on everything, meditate on elements, on Rishis, who are out of craving, even if you meditate on Rishis who are out of craving, you get into meditation.

And when you sit for satsang, you get into meditation. But sometimes if you sit for santsang, and you are not there 100%, you count the ceiling, you look here and there.

You have to bring interest yourself. It is already there. You need not do anything its all burning for you.

Become effortless. Just know that I am nothing and I don't want anything. But don't start thinking about it continuously, this is also a Maya. That's why Adi Shankaracharya says ‘it is foolish to even think that I am Zero.’

(Source: An excerpt from a Satsang found in Art of Living website)