While opening the dashboard page of WordPress, one has to invariably come across ‘what is there on your mind’ and that forms a routine question to their blogger clients. Even if you meet the question a thousand times the question still remains as it is meaning thereby that it is something that continues perennially. How many times one has to come out with an answer? Every mind is full of storms, the hurricanes, upheavals, torments and if taken in their totality they assume the proportions of a tempest, a turbulent one –something to the extent that one feels like crying like Robert Browning did once when he wrote “….who knows the world may end tonight”. It’s a different matter that for him it was the tempest of ecstasy, the pinnacle of his joy for a moment when he had too brief a reunion with his love Elizabeth Barret as ‘A last ride together’. One’s mind is a workshop where unbridled fluctuations on a thought process are produced. Bhagwat Gita, the great epic, quotes Lord Krishna as –
चंचलम ही मनः कृष्णा प्रमाथि बलवद्धधम
तस्याहम निग्रहम् मन्ये वायोरिव सुदुष्करम्
(Mind is tempestuous and commands great strength. It’s like a storm next to impossible to control it).
And that is the case with all human beings, say even any live beings on earth, where they can’t monitor their mind –it works the way it likes, it goes the way it decides with no curb or any check beyond itself.