Who will liberate you? Nobody except you, yourself. If you put yourself as your body-mind, you are not liberated. By being the witness, what’s happening? You are watching your mind. When you begin to watch your mind, the mind becomes careful. It’s almost like when you don’t watch your children, they’re ready to get into some problems. If you keep an eye on them, they will be quiet. The minute you turn the other way, the child is ready to get into some mischief. The mind is like that, like your baby. When the mind knows that you’re watching, it will be careful.
– Swami Satchidananda