The Mind today is preoccupied with various problems of life and often gets confused. It is also endowed with tremendous demon-ical strength. If it is not controlled, the mental energies will be dissipated indiscriminately.
A concentrated mind is a search light
Mind thoughts are like the sun’s rays. Each ray will have the power of inherent heat in it. Normally, rays, when drawn together, will create fire (which can be seen if sun’s rays are channeled through a convex mirror). Similarly, the Mind, if its thoughts are brought together, will emanate great power. Swamy Vivekananda said that a concentrated Mind is a search light. Keep your mind wakeful & watchful. Normally, the mind will be suspended in a sort of dream state or will keep wandering aimlessly.
The only way to terminate unwanted thoughts is by suspension of thoughts in totality
Fear, in its right and positive sense, can be helpful to some. It can even to a great extent help in focusing our thoughts and mind on the right path. Fear of God, fear of Sin, fear of punishment, fear of Society, fear of status, fear of morality, fear of chastity, fear of elders, fear of God and such other fears keep us doing wrong. Only and only the suspension of thoughts for some time leads to suspension of unwanted thoughts if practiced.
State of suspension of mind (which is stillness) can only be achieved when your mind is in a state of concentration. The secret of success is concentration. A goldsmith cannot afford to have less of concentration when involved in his vocation. Such professions will normally demand total concentration and nothing less of it. It is because the risk of disaster will occur with the slightest error in their handwork. That awareness will flow throughout the body when on work which results in total concentration.
How to achieve mind control
Mind concentration or Mind control can only be obtained by Saadhana or Dhyahnam or meditation. The mind will be energetic and remain energetic when various organs of the body are kept clean and tidy with a positive atmosphere.
If great things are to be achieved, the distracted energies of the mind should be channelized. Like a cow that brings back the eaten food to its mouth to regrind it, one has to bring back to memory what all was finished and review it again.
– Excerpts from Bhagwat Geeta and other works