Why do we need to control our senses when Krishna cannot be reached by the senses?

by January 19, 2012

From Shrikant:

I just got into controversy that Krishna is stated as Adhokshaj in SB, one  who is beyond material senses. Why sciptures gives so much importance on controlling mind & senses to adavance in self realization although they are material as per Bhagvad Gita? Is their any direct relation to controlling mind & senses to self realization & to understand Krishna.

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  • Akshay Vijay Jain
    December 17, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji Dandavat Pranam,
    Please accept me, I do not wish or intend or act to surpass you. Please forgive me if this act is impudence ___________________________________________________________ I seek your blessings in my spiritual journey.

    1 . Bhagavad Gita 6.6
    For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for
    one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.
    2. Bhagavad Gita 6.7
    For one who has conquered the mind, the Supersoul is already reached, for
    he has attained tranquillity.
    3. Sadhana Bhakti is defined as serving Krsna with our current material senses.
    EX: suppose we want to write a book, then we have to control the mind, similarly if we have to serve Krsna with our current material senses, we have to control them.
    4 . Krsna is adhokshaja, that means He is beyond our reach, but He can reach us if He so wishes. He tells we can also reach Him by Bhakti, ( third point explains preliminary stage of Bhakti). Thus understanding Krsna to be adhokshaja, it infuses our need to put faith in His words and thus devote ourselves to Him
    Actually, every living entity is intended to abide by the dictation of the
    Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is seated in everyone’s heart as
    Paramätmä. When the mind is misled by the external, illusory energy, one
    becomes entangled in material activities. Therefore, as soon as one’s mind is
    controlled through one of the yoga systems, one should be considered to have
    already reached the destination. One has to abide by superior dictation. When
    one’s mind is fixed on the superior nature, he has no alternative but to follow
    the dictation of the Supreme. The mind must admit some superior dictation
    and follow it. The effect of controlling the mind is that one automatically
    follows the dictation of the Paramätmä, or Supersoul.

    Lust is defined as the desire to satisfy our senses by our whims, and Lust is enemy of self-realization and knowledge of self

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