Where is the mind? We cannot see or catch it. Unless you give up your longings, desires and attachments, your mind will be restless and you will not be in peace.
It is the desires that are causing problems and killing us, not the mind. Hope is like the horizon, as fast as you run towards it, that quickly it remains just as far away. There is a proverb: ‘Hope is a walking stick from the cradle to the grave.’ The mind can only be handled through viveka – proper discernment. Search within yourself, the answers are within you, not outside.