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Boat on the water is swept away (Chapter 2 Text 67)

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  • prateek sanwal
    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized                                                     
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 20, 2013
      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized


                                                                    TEXT 67

                                                        indriyanam hi caratam
                                                       yan mano 'nuvidhiyate
                                                      tad asya harati prajnam
                                                       vayur navam ivambhasi


      indriyanam--of the senses; hi--certainly; caratam--while herding over; yat--that; manah--mind; anuvidhiyate--becomes constantly engaged; tat--
      that; asya--his; harati--takes away; prajnam--intelligence; vayuh--wind; navam--a boat; iva--like; ambhasi--on the water.


      As a boat on the water is swept away by a strong wind, even one of the senses on which the mind focuses can carry away a man's intelligence.


      Unless all of the senses are engaged in the service of the Lord, even one of them engaged in sense gratification can deviate the devotee from
      the path of transcendental advancement. As mentioned in the life of Maharaja Ambarisa, all of the senses must be engaged in Krsna
      consciousness, for that is the correct technique for controlling the mind.

      Source: Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

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