Monday, July 12, 2010

Radhanath Swami says how to control the mind.

The mind wants to go to various places and do whatever it wants. It is its nature and it has been conditioned to do that for many life times. It has to be engaged in Krishna's service. We desperately need devotional service. And when someone gives us devotional service we must not think that, that person is burdening us with some sort of work. Actually we have so many other activities, so many other desires
in our lives, but all of them incriminate us by the laws of karma. But only devotional service can control our mind and keep it above the laws of karma. When someone gives us devotional service then he is giving us the means by which we can purify our heart. They are giving us the only means to withstand and transcend the karmic influences of maya within our mind and within our life. There is no other way to do this except engaging in Krishna's service which begins by hearing His glories and chanting His holy name: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

43 comments:

  1. Its true that our mind cannot be devoid of thoughts & desires, specially in Kali-yug. That is why Radhanath Swami is exhorting us to keep our mind pre-occupied with pure devotional service. This will automatically assist the mind to shrug out bad thoughts & desires. Radhanath Swami's approach to controlling our senses & mind is very practical & efficient

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  2. Neha Viral ChaglaniJuly 12, 2010 at 11:04 PM

    If one's mind is controlled it can be his best friend but if not than its worst enemy. We can control the mind as explained above by engaging oneself in devotional service.

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  3. What a nice way to be not bound by laws of karma

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  4. This is really true. Our mind keeps wandering to various places and different situation,if not engaged in devotional service it can create an havoc in an individuals life.

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  5. Control of mind is one of the topmost needs of the society today which is being dragged down by the uncontrolable mind individually and collectively.
    Radhanath Swami's above statements on controlling mind and the value of devotional service are invaluable.

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  6. Simply engaged in devotinal services one can make mind his best friend.

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  7. We should be very grateful to person who gives this devotion service and helping us to control the mind and Radhanath Swami is one of those person who helping the condition soul to control their mind by giving Krishna Consciousness.
    Ranjeet

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  8. The mind can make heaven into hell & hell into heaven.If we can train our mind & give it positive engagement as explaines by Radhanath Maharaj, then we can work wonders in our lives.

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  9. Radhanath Swami really pushes one to the edge. No compromise at all. Personally, I feel it so difficult to do what Radhanath Swami is imploring all to do here.

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  10. Thank you for such a nice analysis of the nature of the mind and how to control it. I really liked the statement 'Devotional service is a means by which we can purify our heart'.

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  11. Yes a devotional service helps one control activities of his mind,it is experience of so many people even at neophyte level.It should not be taken as a burden.Good post.Thank you very much.

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  12. Radhanath Swami is so true. There are so many living entities if Krishna wants he could engage someone else. Radhanath Swami is making us realize that it is our fortune to be engaged in Devotional Service.

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  13. Thanks you for sharing a practical application of Bhagavat Gita.
    Bhagavat Gita says mind enemy if uncontrolled and greatest friend is controlled.

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  14. its true. difficult to control mind. will implement the proposed method in my life

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  15. Controlling mind is a very very difficult process - unless this is done, spiritual progress is very limited. Devotional service is the best way as per the vedic scriptures to Spritually progress and mind also gets controlled.

    Radhanath Swami mentions the essence so beautifully - "We desperately need devotional service"

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  16. A simple yet effective method to control the mind.

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  17. Radhanath Swami have given us simplified and practical way of controling mind. It is a matter of implementing the instruction in our life.

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  18. This process of controlling the mind as suggested by Radhanath Swami has very effectivly worked with all those who have tried. Thankyou.

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  19. Really the only way to control the powerful mind!

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  20. A practical way to control our mind

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  21. Devotion entails Love and love means to serve the person whom we love.Radhanath Swami has very wonderfully explained this which makes it very clear to us that if we want to control our restless mind then we need to be engaged in some way or other in devotional service...."only devotional service can control our mind and keep it above the laws of karma".Thank you for sharing this!

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  22. If we can control our mind then we can control almost anything.All we need to do is follow Maharaj's instructions and we shall be on the right path

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  23. Amazing one... beautiful thing about HH Radhanath maharj's talk is that it tells how urgent it is to take to devotional service, what are benefits of taking to it and how to do that.. it's a complete package.

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  24. This is amazing, simple but powerful instruction. Thanks very much Maharaj

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  25. A practical method to control mind inlaid with humility and genuine submission.

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  26. Control of mind is possible by chanting mantra - this mantra mentioned by Radhanath Swami is the Hare Krishna mahamantra. I think mantra means delivering the mind out of troubles or controlling the mind but whatever it means it really works.

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  27. "only devotional service can control our mind and keep it above the laws of karma"
    100% True!

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  28. The most effective way to control mind or any habit is to provide higher taste to indulge in.

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  29. Thank you Radhanath Swami for telling us the simple yet the efficient method to control our raging mind by engaging it in devotional service.

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  30. Radhanath Swami is making life simple for us by giving us lots of opportunities to keep our mind engaged in Krishna Consciousness. Thank you so much.

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  31. this is really very inspiring to know ....

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  32. radhanath swami is really a saint among the saints , it is very inspiring how can one be so gentle and loving to all living beings.....

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  33. the best way to control the mind.the most true way.

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  34. this aspect of being grateful for service is the most difficult to follow. So as maharaj said its service as well as chanting, so that it gives strength to follow it

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  35. Yogita JagannathanAugust 1, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    Yes indeed, we see so many problems in the world today, because of uncontrolled minds. But it is possible to control the mind only by giving it a higher engagement as Radhanath Swami says - by chanting the names of God.

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  36. Thanks for sharing. It was really quite revealing
    I found more abt Radhanth Swami on
    http://www.radhanath.com/
    http://www.itsohappened.com/
    http://www.dandavats.com/

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  37. The statement made by Radhanath Swami is so practical and true. When ever I chant my rounds attentively in the day, I feel my self much confident and mind less wandering in the day. Thank you Maharaj

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  38. Eternal problem - controling the mind. But fortunately we get solution!

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  39. Humble service attitude is the fuel which keeps the fire of harinaam to burning for ever and this fire is the only fire that can extinguish bhava mahadavagni the forest fire of this material world.

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  40. Radhanath Swami gives such simple but sublime tips to control the mind.

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  41. Very good insight for "Devotional Service". Thank you Radhanath swami.

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