“All of these subjects in the Ramayana seem very pitiable, and they may appear to be very distressing to the reciter, but actually this is not so. Otherwise, why would Hanuman, the great devotee of Lord Ramachandra, read daily about the activities of Lord Ramachandra, as described in the Ramayana itself?” (The Nectar of Devotion, Ch 34)
The mind can be a friend, but it can also be a pesky enemy that refuses to go away. The latter is easy to understand. Take a bad experience. It’s something you want to forget. The problem is the mind won’t let you. The memory lingers. Every now and then it appears in a dream, turning the experience into a nightmare.
Memory is also a sign of intelligence. It is a contributing factor to the superiority of the human species. The most important thing to remember…
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