Swami Vivekananda, a true patriotic saint who through his very inspirational lectures spread the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to western countries. He was born on 12th Jan 1863 in Kolkata, India and each year his birthday is celebrated as the ‘National Youth Day’. He was a great disciple of Saint Ramakrishna. He represented India and introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. Swami Vivekananda gave several philosophies of life and in all his philosophies there is one message i.e. oneness with God and the development of the mass. His writings inspired all the freedom fighters and prominent ones among these are Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Aurobindo Ghose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He believed that morality is directly related to the control of the mind. A mind which is strong and controlled is unselfish, pure and brave.
Swami Vivekanand said that an uncontrolled mind leads to all the negativities in life and a controlled mind saves us and frees us from such thoughts. Self awareness is the best way to control one’s mind and also through will power and determination the mind can be stopped from wandering. But to keep the mind under control you have practice and repeat the same over and over again. Practice of controlling one’s mind should be done twice a day especially in the morning and evening as those are the calmest time of the day. You will be astonished to see that each day the mind’s vagaries will start decreasing and becoming less violent. It is the concentration that differentiates men and animal. Also the difference in concentration power makes one man different from another. We commit blunders because we waste about 90% of our thought-force which is never done by a controlled and trained mind. Do good things whole heartedly by giving your mind and soul to it.
Tips to control mind
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