to get back to my Zen quote: “If you leave the mind alone the mind will leave you alone”. Take that as an absolute truth, although it may be still just a theoretical truth for you. So let’s put it this way: your mind will rule the roost, or sit on the throne, as long as you let it. Then the question comes, “Why, would you allow this troublesome, tantalizing, ...interfering mind to sit on the throne if you have a choice?” Given that you have a hidden choice, why would you do that? Why would you do that!? I mean, you have said a lot of negative things about it, but underlying all your negative remarks about the mind something in you believes in it, allows it to sit on the throne. Why would you do that? Guess!