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How to Conquer the Mind?

Author: ; Published On: ಗುರುವಾರ, ಜುಲಾಯಿ 14th, 2011;

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Avadhootha is, “one who has given up everything.” Among
the jnânis, avadhoothas are on a high spiritual plane. Engrossed
in their own world of bliss, they are unconscious of the
existence of the outer world.

In Tamil Nadu, there lived a renowned avadhootha by name
Sadhashiva Brahmendra. Always engrossed in the bliss of the
Âtman, things of the material world did not matter much to
him. He ate whatever he got and went wherever his legs took
him.

During one of his wanderings, Sadhashiva Brahmendra
happened to walk near the house of a nawab’s wife. The
avadhootha had no clothes on him. The nawab mistook the
intentions of the holy man, drew his sword and cut his right
hand . Blood poured out of his injured shoulder but the
avadhootha did not pay any attention to it and continued
walking as if nothing had happened.

The nawab was stunned. He ran behind the avadhootha and
begged his forgiveness. The holy man smiled gently and
touched the wound. The blood stopped gushing and the arm
became whole. The nawab fell at his feet and begged :

“Oh master, forgive me, unknowingly I hurt you. I too wish
to experience the bliss which is yours. Please show me the
way.”

Sadhashiva Brahmendra took pity on the nawab and instructed
him through one sentence:

“Do not yield to the desires of your mind.”
The avadhootha continued his journey.

The nawab felt like returning to his palace. He remembered
the words of the avadhootha and did not go to the palace.
After sometime, he felt like talking to someone. But he did
not talk. He wanted to eat something, but did not eat. Then
on, his life became a permanent battle with desires.
By and by his mind lost all desires and gained peace. In the
course of time, the mind lost the awareness of the outer world
and dwelt in the inner world of bliss. The nawab too became
an avadhootha.

Mind is like an ocean. Desires are the waves which originate
in the mind. An ocean disturbed by the waves cannot reflect
the beauty of the moon. Similarly, a mind filled with desires
cannot realize the blissful state of the soul.
If we wish to experience the bliss of the Âtman, we should
silence the mind.

9 Responses to How to Conquer the Mind?

  1. Jayashree Neeramoole

    RAMA…

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  2. Raghavendra Narayana

    It’s an attractive (atraaaaaaaactive) state of mind.
    Leaving all attractions, attracting all others.
    Very pet to world (unknowingly).
    .
    Shri Gurubhyo Namaha

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  3. Raghavendra Narayana

    The uncontrolled control one has, undefeated courage one has, unknown move one has in this article is ultimately Divine.
    .
    Machines and Robos of this world are surprised when it (they) felt nerves, blood, heart, mind, soul.
    .
    Shri Gurubhyo Namaha

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  4. ನಂದ ಕಿಶೋರ ಬೀರಂತಡ್ಕ

    ಹರೇ ರಾಮ..

    beautiful pictures.. felt very happy seeing those:):):)

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  5. shrinivas hegde

    ಹರೇರಾಮ,

    ಗುರುಗಳೆ, ನವಾಬನ ಹಾಗೆ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನ ಭಾವನೆಗಳ ವಿರುದ್ದ ಹೋರಾಡಿ ಮನಸನ್ನ ಶಾಂತ ಮಾಡುದು ವಳ್ಳೆದೋ?? ಅಥವಾ ಮನಸ್ಸಿಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾವ್ದು ತಪ್ಪು ಯಾವ್ದು ಅದನ ತಿಳಿಸಿ ಹೇಳಿ ವಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಇಟ್ಕಂಬ್ದು ವಳ್ಳೆದೋ ??

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  6. shwetha m shasthry

    ಹರೇ ರಾಮ………..
    ಮಲಿನ ಜಲವು ಎ೦ದಾದರು ಸೂರ್ಯನ ಪ್ರತಿಬಿ೦ಬವನ್ನು ತೋರಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವೇ? ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಕಲ್ಮಶ ತು೦ಬಿದ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಎ೦ದಾದರು ಭಗವ೦ತನನ್ನು ಸ್ಮರಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವೇ? ಆದ್ದರಿ೦ದ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನಸ್ಸನ್ನು ಶುದ್ಧಿಗೊಳಿಸಿ ಭಗವ೦ತನನ್ನು ಸದಾ ಸ್ಮರಿಸೋಣ…………

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  7. RAVINDRA BHATT T L

    Hare Raama,

    You, the 1 and only one for us to guide how to enjoy inner peace and freedom from restless thinking in our daily life, and how to remain calm, focused and not disturbed by circumstances and people around us.

    How to calm down the ocean of our mind? how to become master of our mind? How to get rid of these wave and how to hold the water to see the beauty of Moon in our life?

    Hare raama….

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  8. gopalakrishna pakalakunja

    ॥ ಹರೇರಾಮ ॥

    ಮನುಷ್ಯನ ಬಂಧನಕ್ಕೂ ಮೋಕ್ಷಕ್ಕೂ ಕಾರಣ ವಾಗಿರುವ ಆತನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಪಂಚೇಂದ್ರಿಯಗಳನ್ನೂ ಮೀರಿಸುವ ಆರನೇ

    ಇಂದ್ರಿಯವಲ್ಲವೇ ? ಜನ್ಮಾಂತರದ ಸುಕೃತದ ಪುಣ್ಯ ವಿಶೇಷ ದಿಂದ ಧರೆಗಿಳಿವ ಮಹಾ ಮಹಿಮರಿಗಿದು ಸುಲಭ ಸಾಧ್ಯ.

    ಅಂತಹ ಗುರು ಪುಂಗವರ ಸೇವೆಯಿಂದ – ಸೇವಿಸುವುದರಿಂದ ಅ ದಾರಿಯಲ್ಲೇ ಸಾಗಬಯಸುವ ಶರಣಾಗತರು ನಾವು.

    ಅನುಗ್ರಹಸುವಿರಾ ಗುರು ದೇವ..?

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  9. tv

    we need just 3 things in life: Something to do. Something to look forward to.
    and someone to love…………….”Jai Sri Krishna”

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