Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Controlling Thoughts

The idle mind is a devil’s workshop. Unless our mind is fully engaged in the higher activities of God consciousness, there is every possibility of the senses pulling us down. All our thoughts are based on our desire. The Lord’s illusory energy provokes these desires through the objects of the senses. Today various schools teach that we should simply sit and watch the thoughts pass by, neglect them and not give them any time. However, practically it is not possible because we are souls and a soul always looks for pleasure. So we should always try to control our mind by engaging it in the loving devotional service of the Lord. Once the mind gets busy in tasting the sweetness of the Lord’s names then when any such thoughts come, the mind simply ignores them because it doesn't have time for them.

20 comments:

  1. V. good article. thank u.

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  2. Thank you very much for this wonderful understanding of the working of Mind !!

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  3. This is really wonderful way of controlling the mind by engaging in the service of the lord. Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful blog.

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  4. thank you maharaj!

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  5. Very nice blog by HH Radhanath Swami to block the nefarious thoughts of mind by always engaging in devotional service to Lord.

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  6. really wonderfully maharj spoke on how to control mind by feeding higher activity.

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  7. Arjun K RamachandraApril 4, 2012 at 5:10 AM

    Wonderful point here by Radhanath Swami. The only way to control the devilish mind is to engage it in the service of the lord.

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  8. Very nice. Thank you Swamiji.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this wisdom from Radhanath Swami.

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  10. Nice article!

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  11. Everything can be dovetailed for Krishna's service. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this great message.

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  12. Thank you for sharing how the best way to control the mind is by chanting the holy names.

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  13. Thank you Maharaj for your guidance. I could feel my mind today become a devils workshop.

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  14. Very nice article.Loving devotional service to Lord is the best way to engage the uncontrollable mind. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  15. Beautiful words of advice by Swamiji.....thanks

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  16. Devotional service to Lord gives higher taste and if we sincerely try, mind becomes engaged in devotional services, leaving lower tastes.

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  17. most simple and perfect solution.....thanks Maharaj

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  18. Thank you Radhanath swami for these wonderful suggestions on how we should control our mind by engaging it in the service of the lord.

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  19. So beautiful...

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