Sunday, October 24, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Choosing our thoughts

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

The idle mind is devil’s workshop. So unless we fill our mind with higher thoughts it will certainly contemplate on the seeds of our degradation.

22 comments:

  1. To control the mind & thoughts, they should be engaged in service of God.....thanks swamiji.......

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  2. This needs to be read everyday... that's what I feel.....

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  3. I wonder how the administrator manages to extract such nectar from Radhanath Swami's classes.....

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  4. Radhanath Swami redefines the meaning of success

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  5. This is a very wonderful article by Radhanath Swami on the art of mind control. We can learn to control our senses if we associate with the spiritually inclined people & endeavor to enagage ourselves in God-conscious activities. This will keep bad thoughts & desires away from our mind.

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  6. such a amzing defination of successful person.

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  7. Wow, this is so true. Especially with the Internet right in front of us all the time, all around us too. So we need to fill ourselves with higher thoughts...

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  8. Thank you very much Radhanath swami maharaj for explaining wonderfully & practically on how we can control our mind and senses.

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  9. The seeds of degradation are all around. By this message of Radhanath swami we can try to keep us away from such objects.

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  10. a thought provoking statement from HH Radhanath swami maharaj: So unless we fill our mind with higher thoughts it will certainly contemplate on the seeds of our degradation.

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  11. "We must divert our attention away from thoughts of enjoying sense objects by using the free will". Very true. Mind monitoring and control is a must for any spiritual advancement. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  12. Radhanath Swami brings out the practical way on how to accomplish the real conquest.

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  13. Very true. The mind must never be left empty, it must also be filled with the Holyname of the Lord. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this message.

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  14. A very simple explanation is given by Radhanath Swami to contorl the mind unless we fill our mind with higher thoughts it will certainly be uncontrolled.

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  15. Maharaj's life is totally dedicated to the highest ideals of serving the Supreme Lord and His devotees.Only the mercy of such a pure soul can help one in keeping the mind and senses completely pre-occupied in devotional life.

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  16. The mind is like a restless child. Unless given positive engagement, it will create havoc. Thank you Radhanath Swami for telling us how to engage it positively.

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  17. hrishikesh mafatlalOctober 25, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    Very deep! To CHOOSE our thoughts pro-actively is a new dimension. I usually assume the thoughts just pop up in my mind.

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  18. We have personal experience how idle thoughts can be so destructive to our lives. Thank you Radhanath Swami for telling us how to deal with this.

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  19. Thank you very much Radhanath swami maharaj... reading your messages keeps us in right track and reminds us of what we should be doing.

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  20. Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining the meaning of real success.

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