In a way what I was writing about is also the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita. When our mind is active and it is not concentrated or focused, it is difficult to be in peace. It is all the time here and there.
The Gita also says that you need to control the mind. And for controlling the mind you need detachment. What is detachment? It means not to be attached with material. That is why I ask why these all Swamis and Gurus who even give lectures from the Gita are so much attached to material. If you see their lifestyle, you can see how it is reflecting. I think I don’t need to explain in which way, everybody knows this.
Now a good question that everybody can ask himself: are you attached to material? The immediate answer of many people will be ‘No!’ but we want to go a bit deeper than just this. Maybe you believe that you are not attached to material because you don’t have much anyway but let me tell you, this is not the definition of being detached.
If you really have a lot and lose everything, you will feel if you are attached or not. And also if you don’t have much and lose the rest, then, too, you will feel your attachment to the things that you lost. It may be very difficult not to be attached to anything. Try to be attached to as little as possible, leave old things, throw them out and give them to someone who needs them more than you.