Radhanath Swami on Perceiving Through Mind

When the mind is turbulent, uncontrolled and restless, it is like a pond of water that is filled with mud. Therefore when we look within ourselves, all we perceive is the mud of our material conceptions of life. But when the mind is still through discipline, and through yoga, it …

Radhanath Swami on Nature of the Mind

The nature of the mind is that, because of not finding inner fulfillment, it gets the tendency to make insignificant things seem very important. As long as we don’t focus our consciousness on higher principles, these little things appear insurmountable. – Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami on Faith

Faith spiritualizes our mind, intelligence and senses. It purifies the ego. When we see things based on such faith, we can see things as they are. – Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami on Fighting Lethargy

If we let our mind rule over us we will be defeated. The mind makes us lazy, dissatisfied and inattentive. Using our intelligence we must fight against this lethargy with enthusiasm. –  Radhanath Swami

Essential Vs Non-Essential

“The nature of the mind is to interpret non-essentials essential. The mind creates artificial needs, believing it cannot live without them. In this way we carry a great burden of attachments throughout our life. Attachment is itself a great burden on our minds. We may never understand the extent of …