Spirituality is the psychology of understanding and managing the human mind. In Bhagwat Gita, Shri Krishna says, ‘Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam.’ Meaning is “One who has acquired skills to control his mind is capable of performing any other worldly activity most efficiently.”
In the Gita, Krishna advises Arjuna to create mental vastness like an ocean. He teaches that an ocean remains unmoved and unperturbed when river water gushes inside it because of its hugeness. Similarly, human beings should create a mental hugeness so that worldly desires fail to create emotional disturbances and we achieve a state of inner silence and peace.
Continuous flow of thoughts
Our human mind is consisting of an endless flow of thoughts. An average of 80,000 thoughts is formed in a day. These thoughts are regarding our past experiences or future dreams. When we connect ourselves to a specific thought, we stay attached to it till we realize and become aware of the situation. This indicates that a person who remains alert and observant of the thought process does not get easily attached to any thought. Our mind is so restless and powerful that it is impossible to control it.
Best way to control your mind
Mamtamai Shree Radhe Guru Maa advises to the practice of Karma Sanyasa, an attitude of selfless. She says that “We have to dedicate actions without desire for the fruits of these actions. It will eventually help the practitioner to achieve an expansive state of mind.”
While it is difficult to control the mind, one can achieve control through Abhyasa, continuous practice, and with a sense of vairagya, detachment. A person who succeeds in guiding the mind and forming a state of inner silence gets access to Sat-Chit-Anand, the field of universal truth, wisdom, and bliss.