The ongoing struggle between the mind and the heart

Once a bank manager, a kindhearted person, came for darshan. Baba told him:

God is not to be argued about. Mere arguing will take you nowhere. In love, arguments and discussions have no place. Let the argumentative attitude slacken and be more and more open-minded. Don’t be dogmatic.

Then, in the course of life, if you fortunately get an opportunity to meet the Divine Beloved — a God-realized Master — the heart rejoices.

The love-filled heart longs to dedicate one’s life to the Beloved. It says, “Let the Beloved’s will be foremost.”

It is always the mind that doubts. Mind says: “Is he the Beloved worth loving? Will I be right in sacrificing for this Beloved?”

Heart replies: “Why argue? Take a plunge in the Beloved’s divinity. Place your life at his feet. Surrender.”

Mind remonstrates: “What about my capability to judge and argue? Why should I plunge? Am I blind? Why should I follow the dictates of the heart? Am I good for nothing?”

In this way, the struggle goes on between the mind and the heart., p4697
June, 1960; Guruprasad


“Mind is a good servant, but a bad master. This means if you control it, it will act as you want.”
(, p2162)

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