Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Choosing Our Thoughts

You can conquer the whole world, but if you cannot conquer your mind and senses, you are defeated in life. The scriptures explain that a successful person is one who conquers his mind and senses. For this, you must divert your attention away from thoughts of enjoying sense objects using the free will. Many thoughts and many desires may just awaken from your sub-conscious mind or be stimulated by the external environment around you, but you have the choice of what to contemplate upon.

The idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Unless you fill your mind with higher thoughts, it will certainly contemplate on the seeds of your degradation.

20 comments:

  1. Very nice article.......

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  2. Praying that I may always remain mindful..

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  3. Thats so true thats the reason more and more people are mentally disturbed these days. There is mad rush for material things with no control over mind and senses.

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  4. Radhanath Swami's beautiful spiritual discourses help us to dwell on God's pastimes & thus develop the higher consciousness within us.

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  5. The principle of developing a higher taste to get freedom from our lower nature is very powerful and applies to all spheres of activity.

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  6. To understand GOD, we have to utilize our free will to divert our attention toward Him from our current indulgence activities of sense gratification.

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  7. "Unless you fill your mind with higher thoughts, it will certainly contemplate on the seeds of your degradation."

    A very instructive truth. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  8. Such a amazing defination of real successful person. Thanks for sharing valuable lesson on how to choose our thoughts from Radhanath Swami's teaching.

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  9. yes free will very important.

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  10. Bhakti yoga as thought by Radhanath swami and his teacher Srila Prabhupada is the only way to engage our mind with higher thoughts.

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  11. "Sow your thought...reap an action" and "for every action there is reaction". So it is important that we choose our thoughts. thanks to Radhanath swami

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  12. "Param Drshtva Niartate", if we engage our mind and senses in higher taste ie. Devotional Service, only then they can be controlled. Radhanath Swami has given a very deep message here.

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  13. Yes. We have the choice of what we want to think about.

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  14. Such profound thoughts by Radhanath Swami! Really, thoughts can make or break a man.

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  15. What Radhanath swami says here is absolutely true. Each one of us knows this. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving us divine words on which to contemplate to uplift ourselves.

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  16. Abhishek ChaudhuryOctober 4, 2010 at 5:08 AM

    Fantastic explanation of success,”… a successful person is one who conquers his mind and senses

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  17. Abhishek ChaudhuryOctober 5, 2010 at 4:51 AM

    ”The idle mind is the devil’s workshop”, and Radhanath Swami explains how to engage it positively.

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  18. An idle mind is a devil’ workshop; but only Radhanath Swami shows us what to fill it up with- higher thoughts about GOD

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  19. Its so true what Radhanath Swami has mentioned only if we start implementing on it we can see a lot of change in our lives and the way we deal with things .I hope and pray that I start applying it from this point of time in my life

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