The Real Meaning of Austerity

The mind is like a restless monkey, it needs some fruits to entertain itself; so we have to give it some words, some concepts. But even when we are treating the mind with concepts, we must ensure that concepts are kept to the minimum.

You see, concepts must be like Om, which is a word but the most minimal of words, a sound quickly dissolving into silence. Only such minimum quantity of concepts must be given to the mind, and the mind must be of a nature that is able to sustain itself with this much.

That is the real meaning of austerity. Austerity is not about eating less or consuming less, it is about having a mind that thinks less, and even without thinking it is at peace with itself.

~ Excerpts from the article, ‘Destiny is not what you will be, Destiny is what you really are

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