Radhanath Swami on ‘Mind – Best Friend or Worst Enemy?’
Trying to practice yoga while engaging the mind in material enjoyment is like trying to ignite a fire while at the same time pouring water upon it. Yoga practice without mental control is of little or no value.
The mind can be controlled by engaging it constantly in the transcendental loving service of the Lord. When the mind is controlled it acts as our best friend. But it acts as our worst enemy when uncontrolled.
– Radhanath Swami