Radhanath Swami on Purifying the mind and ego

The false ego, ahankara, is when we forget our real identity—the spirit soul—and we think, ‘I am this body, I am this mind, I am the enjoyer,’ and we dedicate our whole life to fulfill the fastidious unquenchable demands of the body and mind.  The mind is a material element that is temporarily covering the soul, just as the body is a material element that is temporarily covering the soul.  When we purify the mind, then we can also utilize our body in pursuance of truth.  But when our mind is conditioned and contaminated by material desires and attachments, forgetfulness of God, then the soul simply becomes servant of the mind rather than using the mind in the service of God.

by Radhanath Swami

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  • Avinash H. Chavan

    excellent comments from Radhanath swami

  • Jagdish Majethiya

    Great article – “when our mind is conditioned and contaminated by material desires and attachments, forgetfulness of God, then the soul simply becomes servant of the mind rather than using the mind in the service of God”. Thank you Maharaj for the nectar.

  • sangharatna bhamare

    Forgetfulness of God, then the soul simply becomes servant of the mind rather than using the mind in the service of God. Thank you maharaj.

  • Meera Sharma

    Thank you Maharajah for powerful reminder that
    “when our mind is conditioned and contaminated by material desires and attachments, forgetfulness of God, then the soul simply becomes servant of the mind rather than using the mind in the service of God.”

  • saurabh

    Mind is the cause of all problems of lile. This is very important to know as Radhanath maharaj brought out

  • suresh

    Thank you Maharaj.

  • debanajn

    nice explanation

  • Sagar Wadekar

    Maharaj is so perfect in explaining.. thnx.. JAI !!!

  • Navkishor Das

    Cotroling the mind in spiritual life is important. Maharaja give us such a nice explaination about how to control our mind. thanks

  • Sunny

    Very rare are these great souls who can give us this wonderful vedic knowledge…

    Today we are just taught to degrade ourselves in every way possible and lead more and more animalistic life…

    We are extremely blessed to be able to read HH Radhanath Swami’s teachings…

  • Sanjiv Chandnani

    Controling the mind and senses is very important to advance spitritually. Thank you

  • sachin komble

    Thanks to Radhanath swami for making me understand that we must control our mind.

  • M Pandu Rangayya Shetty

    Purification of the mind is very important. Otherwise one will always in trouble. Purification is for the soul to use the body in the service of God. Very good explanation. all glories to Radhanath Swami.

  • Sujit Mehta

    Often heard people taking – ‘One must listen to the inner voice’, but seldom does one do that, such is the control of our mind over our senses which have been let loose. Radhanath swami being the compassionate person he is, just imbibing what he says in our lives makes all the difference.

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Very nice article. Body, mind, soul relation is defined crisply. Thank you Radhanath Swami

  • Preeti

    We always think ” I am the doer we take the credit …….. but if we humble ourselves if we surrender to Lord we can purify our mind and ego ,

  • madhura

    Very true.

  • Radhanath Swami has very nicely explained the need for purification

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for reminding us that the soul will be the servant of the mind, if not trained to be the servant of the Lord.

  • Prashant

    Hare Krishna Maharaj is SIMPLY WONDEFUL

  • Ranjit Purohit

    Very well said …!

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Thank you very much Maharaj for such a nice explanation.

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Very nice explanation. Thank you very much.

  • suresh

    Thank you Maharaj for explaining How to engage the material mind in the service of Krishna rather than be the servant of mind.

  • Anita Iyer

    So many seminars are held on the subject of mind control. The branch of psychiatry is devoted to curing the diseases of the mind. But all mental diseases can be cured when we understand we are not the mind, body or enjoyer and when we purify the mind to be an instrument of God.

  • sunil

    very simple, short and clear k.c philosophy. thanks maharaj .

  • Gautam Daswani

    a wonderful explanation. Its really true what HH. Radhanath Swami Maharaj says . some times we just follow the mind but without knowing whether we are doing right or wrong.

  • Anant Bhat

    very nice

  • Vinay Malani

    We can purify our mind & ego by listening to the wonderful spiritual discourses given by bonafide learned saints such as Radhanath Swami.

  • Manish Raikundalia

    Nice.

  • seema

    Nice article

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    One of the best articles on Body and soul by Radhanath Swami. As Radhanath Swami says as long as we are stuck with thinking that we are body and not understanding the presence of soul till then there is no chance of understanding God and have struglle in this world with threeefold miseries under the influence of three modes of material nature.

  • Shyam Bihari Das

    Every sentence of maharaj is an instruction to his disciples, if you want to take it. Thank you Maharaj for giving us the tools to keep our mind serving the soul.

  • Phani

    Radhanath Swami maharaj’s words are like open heart surgery which removes our false ego and our anardhas of the heart.

  • Manasa

    Nice Article!!!When we purify the mind, then we will be able to serve the Lord and can also utilize our body in pursuance of truth

  • anjanadri

    Beautiful thoughts by Radhanath swami. Thanks a million times to Radhanath swami.

  • nisha

    so well explained by HH Radhahath swami maharaj! Thanks! I wish my chanting becomes so good that it can really purify my mind.

  • Anand

    Mind has to be engaged in service of God which is the soul natural function

  • Rajesh Lad

    Maharaj explains with such simplicity…

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Radhanath Swami gives the clear difference between soul and body in this article. When we follow the great souls like Radhanath Swami and attentively hear from them then the mind will be purified and all the senses will be able to engage in God’s service.

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    This makes you realise that if you want to become a servant of God you have to become the master of your mind and senses.

  • Rohit K

    Well Said.!!

  • vinay rachh

    A very nice article

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this enlightening article by Radhanath Swami.

  • Prachi Kulkarni

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for the wonderful explanation…

  • Mangesh Kulkarni

    He seems to be talking far beyond any mundane psychologist….

  • Uday

    Mind can be our worst enemy or our best friend. Radhanath Swami is telling us how to make it our best friend.Thank you Radhanath Swami for beautiful explanation.

  • sagarika

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj has in a very simple way made us understand the difficult concept of ego and mind. Thank you.

  • bipin

    All Glories To.H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Such an beautiful understanding is this.

    Hare Krishna

  • Thank you maahraj

  • Ketan Pendse

    The relationship between soul, mind and material body is very nicely explained by Radhanath Swami. The process of purifying mind will also help one to progress spiritually….

  • Rajesh

    thanks to Radhanath swami for such wonderful knowledge

  • nitin gupta

    Great Explanation

  • Saunak Rsi

    I liked this statement “when our mind is conditioned and contaminated by material desires and attachments, forgetfulness of God, then the soul simply becomes servant of the mind rather than using the mind in the service of God. ” Thank you Radhanath Swami for shairing these words of wisdom .

  • Milind M Churi

    Thank you Radhanath Swami.Only our determination will help us.We pray to God to empower us to do so.Thanks for sharing.

  • Abhijit Toley

    The knowledge of mind-soul relationship is very empowering.

  • Its so important to get our of the dictations of the mind. Radhanath Swamis guidance can certainly make one come out of the control of the mind.

  • Rakesh Chandra

    I remembered that in one of his class Maharaj had spoken ,we want to become Go Das or Goswami and similarely we find here Maharj’s has wonderfully explaining the ideology of Mind.

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj explains beautifully the true nature & purpose of the mind

  • Navin Poojary

    It is very important that Dissemination of this important knowledge is done as we tend to always be in illusion that we are this body, we are the doer.Radhanath Swami has very well summarised this point above to caste away our illusions and purify the mind, then we can also utilize our body in pursuance of truth – GOD

  • Nirmal Kumar

    What a wonderful explanation by Radhanath Swami. He makes a powerful statement,’we dedicate our whole life to fulfill the fastidious unquenchable demands of the body and mind’-and the equally powerful remedy- when we purify our mind we can also utilize our body in pursuance if truth.

  • Shantipur Nath das

    thank u for nice explanation!

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Thank you Maharaj for revealing concepts related to body & mind.

  • Sandeep Kamat

    Very True. Our problems in life are because we identify ourselves as the body and mind. This is wonderful analysis by Radhanath Swami.

  • Manish Parmar

    Nice explanation on the functioning of the mind.

  • shirish

    Yes, Thank you Radhanath swami for such a nice explaination on mind , body & soul

  • N Swaminathan

    This analysis by Radhanath Maharaj clarifies why the mind gets elevated by mood altering medicines. This has nothing to do with our original feelings, simply the mind which is subtle matter is influenced by chemicals. But people foolishly think that they are getting a spiritual experience by taking drugs.

  • Krishna

    Thank you maharaj for this enlightening words about the nature of mind.

  • Aishwarya

    Wonderful method to purify one from false ego by purifying the mind.

  • Kajal Pabari

    Radhanath Swami has such clarity of thoughts….!!!

  • Vaishali Kamat

    Radhanath Swami seems to be so clear on such deep subjects. There are so many books written and semniars helds on Mind and Mind Control but nothing can beat this one !!

  • Vishnupriya

    thank u for helping us train our minds!

  • Girish

    Very apt. Thank you. Only pure objects are congenial to be used in the service of God.

  • Piyush Singh

    “When we purify the mind, then we can also utilize our body in pursuance of truth”. Very true. Thank you Radhanath Swami.