Mind your Mind

one can always work in the consciousness, ‘I am doing my duty for Krishna, as according to the instructions.’ Otherwise away by the chariot of the mind from one thing to the next. So when devotees lose this faith, commitment to follow higher instruction, their mind tricks them, their intelligence tricks them. That the mind tricks the intelligence that ‘I cannot put my faith in anyone’. I have to just figure out everything myself. So this way the mind remains in control. Such people, they are not peaceful.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1990, July 22nd, SB class, @ Hyderabad, India