MIND CONTROL TIPS WHILE WORSHIPING KRISHNA OR CHANTING!
A Girl devotee asked like this: (Name Hidden):
Radheshyam Prabhuji. Dandavat pranam. Prabhuji nowadays I encounter one problem and that is my mind flickers a lot. There was a time when I used to be focussed and mind not flickered the way it is flickering now and am getting tensed where am doing wrong so that I can rectify.
This is the only problem that Krishna Himself has recognized. He Himself says that MIND IS VERY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.
But, He also consoles us saying: BUT, IT IS POSSIBLE WITH SUSTAINED PRACTICE.
So, that means, MIND CONTROL is possible. But, it seems that we need serious practice.
(HOW TO DIVERT OUR MIND AND SENSES INTO KRISHNA’s SERVICE? – READ THE COMPLETE TIPS HERE!)
Do you know how powerful our mind is?
The scriptures say that raping a girl is sinful. So, a boy may like to molest his familiar girl, but may not be able to molest her. But, he can molest her within his mind by imagining even peculiar thoughts about her. This is the dangerous nature of our mind.
When scriptures say that killing is sinful, a man can kill even thousands of people within his mind though he hesitates to kill directly.
You can not meet the President of the country easily. But, you can have even a breakfast with the president within mind.
You may not be able to become a Prime Minister of India. But, you can become even the President of America within mind.
The speed of mind is the highest and it can go to even mars within no seconds, but, even light takes about 20 minutes to travel from earth to mars.
Thus, mind has no limits. Its crimes as well as achievements are limitless.
So, do not try to control your mind. But, divert your mind towards Krishna. Your mind will disturb you only when you allow some gap in working. So, Try to be busy always.
(READ HERE 10 POWERFUL TIPS TO CONTROL ANGER THAT AFFECTS EVEN THE DEVOTEES!)
I give this guarantee: If you are always sincerely engaged in any productive works, your mind will act like a silent cat.
If you remain idle or involve in unproductive works, your mind will act like a tiger.
So, you must involve ONLY IN Productive acts. If I review my daily routines, I have no time to spend for unproductive acts.
Morning, I start before the sun rises.
Chanting, morning duties, bathing, worship, Bhoga offering, honouring prasadam, re-dressing and going to work.
Chanting while travelling. For this purpose, I mostly use public transports so that I can chant while travelling.
While at office, attending the comments and messages of this site and Page and typing the contents for next day’s posts for about 3 hrs.
When my mind is tired while working and attending these pages, I chant some rounds and read books on Krishna, etc.
I return home and have dinner and read about Krishna for some time and then go to bed.
(READ HERE THE 20 POWERFUL TIPS TO CONTROL THOUGHTS ON OPPOSITE GENDER AND GO CLOSER TO KRISHNA!)
Thus, I have no break to think of enjoyments and entertainments.
I use Krishna Himself as my life as well as entertainments. Reading and hearing His lilas is the great entertainment.
Can there be any better story than Mahabharatha? Insulting women? Cheatings? Respecting mother? Blackmailing father? Planning? stealing the wealth? Friendship? Enmighty? God’s power? Benefits of the association of God? Almost all the present stories are already available in Mahabharatha. Nothing new.
So, whenever you get a gap after work or studies, take the literatures related to Krishna and start to enjoy those writings. There are hundreeds of books and songs about Krishna. We have no life time to read/ hear all of them. Though you read those books all the 24 hrs, you can’t complete all the books within your lifetime.
So, hereafter , change your works. Use TV only for hearing news for just 30 minutes a day and watching selected useful programs from channels like Discovery, National Geography, etc. Everything is about NATURE , ie, the creations of Krishna. No vulgarity. So, whenever you see them, your respect on Krishna will increase. You will wonder how beautiful the creations of Krishna are!
(READ THESE Tips for using this human body for Krishna, control emotions and thoughts!)
But, you can watch such programs only after completing all the duties related to Krishna. These are all just extra activities during leisure hours. Not to be used as primary.
Why do you have more involvement in worldly things like T.V, movies, etc? Because, you like them much. Since you do not LIKE Krishna that much sincerely, your concentration goes more towards worldly things.
YOU MAY SAY THAT YOU WANT KRISHNA ONLY. BUT, YOU SHOULD RECOGNIZE THAT YOU HAVE WORLDLY CHOICES ALSO. SO, ONLY IF YOU DEVELOP A REAL TASTE IN CHANTING AND KRISHNA, YOUR MIND WILL NOT GO TOWARDS OTHER ACTIVITIES.
If you become more dedicated to Krishna, your desire towards worldly things will come down. This is the symptom of the development of Krishna Prema.
I usually give this example to fellow devotees:
Have you watched the activities of new born couples? The wife and husband will always be thinking of yesterday’s bed room experience between them and will be planning how to involve in relation tonight. Such new couples will be laughing/ smiling alone like mad, thinking of such experiences.
(I am unable to love Krishna, after I started to love a boy. What to do? READ HERE!)
Why do they behave so? Because, among newly married couples, ONLY THE WIFE is the best pet for husband and ONLY THE HUSBAND is the best pet for wife. They will have no other thoughts except pleasures between them.
Similarly, a devotee should always think of Krishna.
(Ha Ha….After one year, the wife and husband will not live in dreams like this. They can never dream because they can never sleep peacefully because of responsibilities)
Srila Prabhupada has written in His Krishna book that a devotee should think of Krishna all the time like a woman thinks of her illegal associate, ie, a man.
So, you too should always think of Krishna. This is possible ONLY IF you love Krishna fully.
When you can love Krishna fully? Only when you believe that He is existing and He is the Supreme Lord.
So, develop more REAL attachment with Krishna. Consider chanting is to satisfy Krishna who is existing and watching you all the time. Worship Krishna with real love and faith.
When you start chanting as per rules, in due course of time you can develop a taste IN CHANTING. ONCE THIS TASTE COMES, YOU WILL START TO LOVE CHANTING.
Similarly, develop a taste in reading about Krishna and performing service to Krishna. The taste develops with any thing when we fully believe that thing. So, strongly believe that Krishna is real and He is caring us and expecting our devotional practices and love. Do your best to satisfy Krishna through all the recommended devotional practices.
When worshiping/ reading/ chanting, etc becomes your HABIT, you will start to like those activities. Once you start to LIKE those devotional practices, your mind will silently involve in Krishna Bakthi alone.
So, develop a real taste in serving the lord. The diversions will gradually go.
Till that, do not feel offensive for your offenses beyond control. Krishna will not punish for the innocent offenses.
Try this and tell. Your mind will always be with Krishna.
(If Krishna is our intelligence, why should Senses, Mind and False Ego dominate us? READ HERE!)