We all judge things from our past experience and in the light of inherited tendencies. That is what makes so much difference between man and man, that is, in the attitude towards life and its problems. Some people have a definite goal and a definite urge, and work towards it. Others are striving to find what they should work and live for.
Mind is a very important factor and a very powerful force too. Uncontrolled and undisciplined, it might lead us into trouble and spoil our prospects of a successful worldly or spiritual life. Controlled and disciplined, it leads us on to success and prosperity, worldly and spiritual. In this respect it is like fire: a good servant but a terrible master.
Life has a meaning and a purpose. The grand aim of human life is to foster, develop and guide those spiritual homing instincts and try to return to the spiritual home whence we came. It is only in human life that this is possible. This is the aim of evolving and perfecting that wonderful instrument, the brain, which has spiritual centres. These centres can be developed by proper means. All realizations come from within. The kingdom of God is also within. We must therefore go in, that is, turn all our attention and thoughts to the proper inner centre so that we might realize ourselves and then realize God.
Mind is a great obstacle and, as you have already said, fools us into believing that we are acting according to the Supreme Father’s will, while all the time it is carrying on with its own egotistical desires and wishes. It is here that the Saints and Masters come in. They warn you of this danger and help you to make the mind a friend and cooperate with you in your best interest. The vision of the Saints is boundless. The supreme cosmic purpose is revealed to them. They can thus put us on the right road and lead us back to our Supreme Father.
Maharaj Charan Singh, Light on Sant Mat