My Restless Mind
My restless mind doesn’t listen to me –
how can I deal with it?
The Master always advises and explains the method,
and I sit in satsang with an attentive mind.
When I listen to his words I deeply repent of my actions,
but then the mind deceives me again and I go astray.
I devise many ways of my own to crush this mind,
but I never get to the threshold of Surat Shabd,
so how can I rise to the inner sky?
My mind continues to waver and doubt –
I am unable to let go of worldly ambitions.
I can be rid of the degeneracy of this mind
if I surrender myself
and take refuge in the perfect Master.
The web of this world is utter torment,
it is the fire in which I constantly burn.
I now put myself under the protection of Radha Soami,
for nothing is accomplished without his grace.
Soami Ji, Sar Bachan Poetry