How can we improve our focus?

by Chaitanya Charan dasOctober 18, 2016

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Transcription (edited) by – Bhakta Sureshchand Gupta

Question- How can we improve our focus?

Answer- I would say by following two main things (i) reminder (ii) reorientation. When a plane is flying from Mumbai to New York, ninety to ninety-five percent of the time, the plane is off-track. It reaches the destination because the pilot knows where to go and the pilot keeps reorienting the plane due to changes in atmospheric conditions, like wind pressure, clouds, etc. Due to these conditions plane will continue to go off-track but pilot keeps reorienting the plane and that’s how the plane reaches the destination.

In the Bhagwat-gita also Krisna says:

yato yato niścalati
manaś cañcalam asthiram
tatas tato niyamyaitad
ātmany eva vaśaṁ nayet
BG 6.26

From wherever the mind wanders due to its flickering and unsteady nature, one must certainly withdraw it and bring it back under the control of the Self. 

Like that whatever we focus on, whatever we want to achieve in life, we need reminder and reorientation to achieve it. If we have these two things, then we can become much more effective and productive in our lives.

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