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How to Control Mind

The mind is a projector and the thoughts that arise in the mind are like a film which plays continuously. Param Pujya Dadashri has discovered the inner workings of the mind and has explained how to control mind in an understandable manner.

When your mind is overcrowded with racing thoughts you try to find an escape using diversions or different activities. However, these are all temporary solutions. Once these activities have ended, countless thoughts continue to buzz around like a fly.

Analyze the thoughts that arise in your mind. Some thoughts are beneficial while others are not. Filter out the thoughts that are not beneficial. Walk only according to the thoughts that take you towards your goal. Eventually you will obtain the reins of the mind and thus be able to still the mind. This still mind will result in a Healthy minds. Otherwise you will drown in the ocean of thoughts that are not beneficial to you and the mind will control you.

After attaining Self Realization, you can easily know how to control mind.  

Control the Mind

To control thinking is not called as control of mind. It is difficult to control the mind when one is in ignorance. But by knowledge of Self-Realization, one can get the idea about how to control the mind.


Top Questions & Answers

  1. Q. How is the mind created? What is the theory of mind? And how can you control the mind which is full of opinions?

    A. These are the father and the mother of the mind Questioner: How is one to know that? Dadashri:... Read More

  2. Q. Can you control your thoughts? Can you control your mind? How can you control your thoughts?

    A. Who is unsteady (chanchal) and who is steady (achal)? Questioner: Why is the human mind unsteady... Read More

  3. Q. How can you get rid of negative thoughts? How can you control bad thoughts?

    A. One easily remains separate from a negative thought Talk about something else. Get everything... Read More

  4. Q. Why am I a weak-minded person? How can I make a decision quickly?

    A. Who does the nischaya – who makes the firm decision? Questioner: Why does my mind remain... Read More

  5. Q. Why is my mind unable to focus on religious activities? How can I keep it focused?

    A. When counting money Questioner: My question is that why does our mind not remain still and... Read More

  6. Q. How to dissolve the tubers of the mind?

    A. Path Of Dissolution Of The Mind Questioner: What should I do when the mind asks for something... Read More

  7. Q. Why do conflicts arise within the mind?

    A. Knowledge and vision (gnan and darshan) of the past and the present  What is the mun (mind)? It... Read More

  8. Q. Is thought suppression possible? How do you do it? What are the consequences of suppressing the mind?

    A. How to suppress thoughts? Questioner: How does one suppress thoughts that are running in the... Read More

  9. Q. How can you get rid of restlessness or a restless mind?

    A. Restlessness Is the Cause of Misery Humans have two kinds of awareness: one is the awareness of... Read More

  10. Q. How can you take control of your mind?

    A. The Gnani can help you control the mind What did Lord Mahavir say? ‘He who has conquered his mind,... Read More

Spiritual Quotes

  1. What is the nature of the mind? When one says, "I am depressed", then the burden of the depression will increase ten fold. And when he says, "I am not depressed", then the burden reduces ten fold.
  2. The mind cannot be tied down with anything. Just as you need a vessel to contain and confine water, you need Gnan to confine the mind.
  3. The mind is in the form of tubers. When it sprouts, it is a thought. If you want to understand your mind, then draw a graph of your mind for a month. Make a note of the thoughts that you have the most. That is the largest tuber. Then the second, the third… if you find five or six such tubers, you will fully understand your mind.
  4. When one becomes engrossed with the mind, there will be happiness and there will be misery too. And when there is no engrossment in either of the two, there will be ultimate bliss.
  5. He who has won over the mind, has become the world’s conqueror! He whose own mind acts under his own control, can have others’ minds under his control!
  6. ‘The mind is wandering’ - this statement is not scientific.  What wanders is the chit. The mind can never go out of the body.
  7. The mind is always getting discharged, what this means is that it is already in motion; it is constantly exhausting, getting consumed, i.e. it is getting dissolved! If one does not get mixed in it, it will not become a thought.
  8. If the mind shows what is against our aim, Can you take the side of the opposing side? If you do, the mind will make your aim  vanish away!
  9. The mind will never be non-mind. The mind is controlled after knowledge is achieved!
  10. One can conclude from one’s today’s thoughts as to what he or she was involved in during their previous incarnation. Today’s mind is the vision of previous knowledge.
  11. Whatever puzzle the mind is dissolved in, once that puzzle is solved, the mind is freed!

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