How does the mind become quiet?
No, I don’t agree with the question. Mind can never become quiet. This understanding that you are not the mind is fundamental to your pursuit. Mind is personified thought ensemble. Till there is mind the question of being quiet does not arise. It’s a logical absurdity. May be you wanted to ask something else !
What did I want to ask ?
Ha Ha, nothing but this. The more you become a questioner, an observer. You see the space between you and your thoughts. The more this space becomes accessible, the more conscious you become. Till now you are just an unconscious entity in the background of thought clouds. The more focused you become the more distinct becomes the gap between you and your thoughts. One fine moment you will just sink in the gap.The true “You” then shines when the gap is established between you and your thoughts.