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Swami Sivananda on Mind

The mind is compared to quicksilver because its rays are scattered over diverse objects.

It is compared to a monkey because it leaps from object to object.

It is compared to the inconstant air because it is unstable.

It is compared to an elephant in rut because of its passionate impetuosity.

All the above tendencies to oscillation is innate in the mental substance.

Therefore disciplining the mind is key to bliss.
Swami Sivananda