Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06, Text 36
“I will never be able to manage my mind.” We may have felt disheartened like this sometimes — especially when we observe how the mind suddenly and vehemently disrupts our plans for managing it. Again and again.
Arjuna felt the same way. The Bhagavad-gita (06.33)(06.34) narrates how Arjuna felt that disciplining the mind is impossible. Krishna responded (06.35) (06.36) by confirming that mind management is indeed impossible — but only as long as we don’t strive by the right means. When we strive by the right means, the Gita assures, what had seemed utterly impossible earlier becomes entirely possible, in fact, joyfully possible.
The right means is to take help from a power greater than the power of the mind: the power of Krishna. The best way to get Krishna’s help is by remembering him, especially by chanting his holy names. The remembrance of Krishna equips us to not only tolerate the mind, but also retaliate against it. Let’s see how.