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THE ART OF

CONTROLLING
THE MIND

This presentation is based


on the Bhagavad Gita, As
It Is, translated by
His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupada
Founder Acharya
International Society for
Krishna Consciousness

Modern Society

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Violence

Public Unrest

WAR

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Steadily increasing every year.

Time magazine poll


What are the main
problems facing society
today ?

1st : crime
2nd: lack of morality

U.S. prison
population

Gun Sales in America

Murders

A phenomenal 124% rise

Average number of
reported rape cases in
South Africa in a year

33,000

Before finishing school an


average child watches

100,000
acts
of violence
8,000
murders

Number of Drug users in European Union

7.4 million
Number of serious drug addicts
in European Union

1.8 million

No. of divorces per 100 marriages

US
Canada
Denmark

55
45
40

Av. number of suicides


in Japan every year

22,500
Approx. number of
attempted suicides in
US in a year

650,000

Are we really
advancing
in the right direction ?

Why is there so
much chaos &
confusion in
society

Srila Prabhupada:

With a pack of dogs in a room,


how can we expect peace?

Krishna in
Bhagavad-Gita
6.6

bandhur tmtmanas
tasya
yentmaivtman
jita

For he who has


conquered the mind,
the mind is the best of
friends; but for one
who has failed to do

Uncontrolled Mind
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WHAT CAN IT DO TO YOU ?

How can we
expect peace
&
happiness ?

the solution to our problems:

a controlled
mind

Before understanding
the MIND
...lets answer the most
fundamental question

the most fundamental


question

who
am I ?

In the early years


of the 20th
century,
a scientist
analyzed the
constituents of the
human body.

Total value of
chemicals
CALCIUM
IRON
PHOSPHORUS
WATER CONTENT
OTHER

Total value of
chemicals

$5.00

are we just a
bag of five
dollars worth
of
chemicals

dehino smin yath


dehe
kaumra yauvana
jar
tath dehntaraprptir
Bhagavad
- gt 2.13
dhras tatra na

A simple analogy from


Bhagavad - gt
vssi jrni yath vihya
navni ghti naro pari
tath arri vihya
jrny
anyni sayti navni deh
Bhagavad - gt 2.22

a car cannot move even an inch


without the driver

similarly, a body cannot function


WITHOUT ITS DRIVER, the soul

CHARIOT OF THE BODY


INTELLIGENCE
MIND
5 SENSES

SOUL

Role of
the
MIND

Can the mind be our


friend?

Is a
knife
good
or

In a
surgeons
hand :
it can
save a life
!

In a murders hand,
it can kill !!

Techniques for controlling the


mind
Step 1

Regulate the
senses

Techniques for controlling the


mind
Step 2

Do not allow
the senses to
wander astray
in any direction
they want.
Withdraw them
from unhealthy
engagements.

Techniques for controlling the


mind

Step 3

Engage the
mind in hearing
(reading)
spiritual topics

Techniques for controlling the


mind

Step 3

Associate with
spiritual people

Purify the senses

Ceto darpana marjanam


chanting (sacred sound)

It isnt necessary to
The recommended
Even
withdraw
if thethe
mind
mind
is
method for
from
diverted,
everything;
it will beit
controlling the
will automatically
forced to
mind is loudly
concentrate
be withdrawn,
on the
chanting and
because
sound vibration
it will be
hearing Hare Krsna
concentrated
Krsna.on the
maha-mantra.
sound vibration.

benefits of a controlled
mind

Cool Mind
Clear Intelligence
Purified Senses
Peace
Concentration & Memory
More Efficient

CHANT ...
HARE KRISHNA HARE
KRISHNA
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE
HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA
RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

AND BE HAPPY!!