On Mind – Teachings form Hindu Scriptures and Teachers

Teachings form Hindu Scriptures and Teachers on Mind

The mind alone is the cause of bondage and freedom. When associated with sense objects it leads to bondage; when dissociated from them it leads to liberation.
(Amritabindu Upanishad)

The turbulent senses violently carry away the mind of even a wise man striving for perfection. (Bhagavad Gita, 2.60)

We should put our minds on things; they should not draw our minds to them. We
are usually forced to concentrate. Our minds are forced to become fixed upon different things by an attraction in them which we cannot resist. To control the mind, to place it just where we want it, requires special training. It cannot be done in any other way. (The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, 6.39)

The natural tendency of the mind is to run this way or that. Through japa it is directed to God. (Holy Mother Sarada Devi)


Bondage is of the mind; freedom too is of the mind. If you say, ‘I am a free soul. I am a son of God! Who can bind me?’ free you shall be. (Sri Ramakrishna)