With so many things happening in our lives, good and bad both. And with so many challenges being thrown at us at various points in our lives, it’s not always easy to keep a control over one’s self. Especially keeping a control over our emotions and of course our minds. The Bhagavad-Gita puts a great emphasis on the control of the mind. The mind is likened to the sixth sense, and is described as fickle and unstable in nature.
We may or may not realise, but it is actually our mind that is responsible for many of our actions. Be it being impulsive or not being able to control our emotions especially our anger, the mind plays the role in all our actions. Restlessness of one’s mind often turns the mind itself to act like one’s own enemy, by making us do things that we mostly regret.
According to the Bhagavad-Gita, self-realization is not possible without achieving the stability of the mind or the state of “sthithaprajna”. Stability of mind means nothing but to remain the same in all conditions and under all circumstances, favourable or unfavourable to us. This might not of course be that easy to achieve, but it is certainly something we should always try and aim for.