Just like the other senses, the mind has its own function. Its function is to think. It is neither good nor bad. It is made up of knots or tubers. When external and inner circumstances arise, the tuber in the mind erupts and sprouts. The ‘sprouting’ of a tuber is the beginning of a thought and these thoughts come and go. So, our job is to let the mind think without getting engrossed in the thoughts.
When the mind shows us a lot of thoughts we think about killing the mind. However, killing the mind makes one absent-minded, which is equivalent to killing your own presence of mind. The mind is needed in order to attain liberation (moksha), so becoming absent-minded hinders the grasping of the knowledge that will lead one to liberation.
In the ‘ocean of life’, the mind is a ‘boat’; one can only cross the ocean and reach ashore ie: liberation, using this boat. Therefore, the mind is not to be fractured, it is to be dissolved.
Study the science which will dissolve the mind…