Imagine “Ra” and “M” two holy feet (charan) of Lord Ram and let the sound ruminate in your innermost being. Taste the sweetness of this sound (do bhajanam). At first we may not taste the sweet divine nectar because we are filled with thoughts and desires of the world still. Keep on chanting Ram, Ram, Ram, Ram … with an attitude that your inner mind is being cleansed as Shree Swamiji Maharaj says in the Valmiki Ramayansaar (Page 592, verse 6)
रा, मुख से उचारते , पाप बही सब जाये
फिर भीतर आवे नहीं , म, कपाट हो जाये
Man kahan hai? Kya veh hamare ango jaisa hai? (Where is mind, is it like parts of our body?)
There is only one cosmic mind – Our Gurujans
Our mind is just a bundle of thoughts.
Yet mind is where we do our puja … mind is the one that needs to be transformed. Soul is pure (Main shudh atma hoon as mentioned by Swamiji Maharaj in Bhakti Prakash). Swamiji Maharaj also says that,”Main mukt atma hoon” (I am a liberated soul). So mind is not free or liberated from the thoughts of the world or the body consciousness. That is why we do dhyan (concentration).
Pujya Dr. Vishwa Mitter Ji Maharaj says, “Dhyan kamzoron ka kaam nahin hai, Dhayan shoorveeron ka kaam hai” (Concentration is not for the weak-minded people but for the brave ones).
In Bhakti Prakash and in all his granths Shree Swamiji Maharaj’s probably touches hearts of many sadhaks.
In Janak Gyan:
When Guru Yagavalkaya asks Raja Janak to give him his mind as dakshina he agrees. Then Raja Janak says that Vaasanas are still there in the mind and his mind is unstable, etc.
Guru replies,”This daan/dakshina is not complete – now that mind is mine …. be careful of any paap karam and do your duties”
This also is mentioned by our gurujans in their pravachans that we do not fully surrender our mind to Shree Ram, once the mind is surrendered totally, there is not much else left to surrender.