ANSWER: One characteristic of an uncontrolled mind is that it gets bored doing the same thing over and over again. Japa is repeatedly chanting the same Mantra. An uncontrolled mind is reluctant to do such monotonous chanting. In spite of this reluctance, the mind should be persuaded again and again to chant the same Mantra. Eventually the mind, unless otherwise occupied, will chant the Mantra on its own without any persuasion. This is a clear indication that the mind has to a considerable extent come under control.
DEVENDRA NATH MAJUMDAR part 3: The Householder Disciples of Sr Ramakrishna by Swami Satyamayananda 7 pm in person and live streamed on Youtube.June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MEDITATION TAPOVAN RETREAT PROGRAM 1 pm to 5 pm with Swami SatyamayanandaJune 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
KARMA YOGA: LIBERATING THE MIND, BODY & SOUL a talk by Swami Brahmatmananda 10 am in person and live streamed on YouTubeJune 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Quote of the day
The Self when it appears behind the universe is called God. The same Self when it appears behind this little universe—the body—is the soul.— Swami Vivekananda