1. Mind management is a way to control one’s mind. To do this, we need to be cautious about our thinking process and also need a high level of understanding and meditation as well. Understanding is wisdom – 80 percent of people are knowledgeable, while 20 per cent are wise. Knowledgeable men take sides without reason. They feel sad seeing deprived people but jealous when they see happy people. They work in the guidance of others’ inspiration, take unnecessary responsibility to keep themselves disturbed.
2. A wise person does not stand for or against any idea without concrete reason. He works according to the situation and capacity. He looks at everything intellectually. To him, failure is a stepping stone for future success. So depression and conflict are not seen. Like the phrase ‘Stop, Look, Go’, first one should see, and this needs patience. Meditation is necessary to control and manage mind which then becomes an easy task.
3. Unless we control or manage our mind, it is difficult to achieve success and peace. Psychologists say every interest is first born in the mind as a seed. Then it continues to grow. Later it takes its real form which everybody can see. The interest that first appears in the mind remains weak for the first three minutes and it becomes strong within the next five minutes. All the negative aspects should be deleted within the first three minutes. If not taken out, they would become stronger later and you can never throw them out. After taking control over the mind, we can control passion, interest and unrest. Mind management is essential for a peaceful, successful and healthy life.
4. The age of computers has thrown us on the escalator of aspirations but has robbed us of simple charms like falling asleep. The compulsions of hectic schedules burden the mind and cause stress. However, the joys that elude us can be regained by practising power meditation. It creates tranquillity, simplifies life and cleanses the mind. It helps control indolence, ego and anger and builds confidence and patience. With power meditation, negative thoughts get dissipated and a sense of happiness is achieved.
Attempt the following questions on the basis of the passage you have read:
(a) Mind management is essential _________.
(i) for a peaceful, successful, and a healthy life
(ii) to remain fit
(iii) for a wealthy life
(iv) to dominate others
Correct Option is (i) for a peaceful, successful, and a healthy life
(b) Traits exhibited by knowledgeable people are ____________.
(i) they take sides without reason
(ii) they are sympathetic to the deprived people
(iii) they are jealous of happy people
(iv) all of the above
Correct Option is (iv) all of the above
(c) Mind management is a way to control one’s mind. (True/False)
(d) Understanding is wisdom. (True/False)
(e) A wise person feels jealous sometimes. (True/False).
(f) The age of computers has robbed us of simple charms of life. __________.
(g) Psychologists say that every ‘interest is first born in the mind as a .
(h) Find the word from the passage which means the same as “based on facts, not on ideas”. (para 2)