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The mind has an innate tendency to merge in whatever it contacts; it craves for this merger and so, it is ever agitated and restless. But by constant practice and training, it can be directed towards the Pranava (Om, the Primordial Sound) and taught to be one with it. The mind is naturally drawn towards sound and hence, it is compared to a serpent. The snake has two crude qualities - one, its crooked gait and second, the tendency to bite all that comes in its way. Human beings too seek to hold and possess all that they set their eyes on; people too move about crookedly. But there is in the serpent one praiseworthy trait; however poisonous and deadly its nature might be, when the strains of the charmer's music are played, it spreads its hood and merges itself in the sweetness of that melody, forgetting everything else. Similarly people too can, by practice, merge themselves into the bliss of Pranava.  - Geetha Vahini, Chap 12.

The messages of Baba are lucid explanations of the ancient text of the Hindu Philosophy. By analogy, example, stories or sometimes by personal experience, Baba, teaches to each one of us; eager to progress on the spiritual path. Contemplation and through it, detachment are the essentials for training the mind. So is, from what Baba explains above a company of pure tendencies. So that the mind always latches on to those and thus stays ever focused on the Self.

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