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Teachings on Self Control from Gita

Teachings on Self Control from Bhagavad Gita

Serenity of mind, good-heartedness, silence, self-control, purity of nature --- these together are called the mental austerity. (17.16)

Undoubtedly, O mighty-armed one, the mind is difficult to control and is restless; but, by practice, O Son of Kunti, and by dispassion, it is restrained. (6.35)

From whatever cause the restless and the unsteady mind wanders away, from that let him restrain it, and bring it back under the control of the Self alone. (6.26)

The turbulent senses, O son of Kunti, do violently carry away the mind of a wise-man, though he be striving (to control them) . (2.60)

Having restrained them all, he should sit steadfast, intent on Me; his Wisdom is steady, whose senses are under control. (2.61)