Question: When we are meditating, if we are aware of idle thoughts and inconscience in the mind, how can we combat them?Sri Chinmoy: If it is a good thought, keep it; if it is a bad thought, discard it. If you have a good thought, feel that you are an express train racing on and on, or a bird flying up. If you have a divine idea, just run with it to your destination. But if wrong, false, undivine thoughts come, do not stay with them. Please discard them immediately.
Sri Chinmoy, The hunger of darkness and the feast of light, part 1, Agni Press, 1974