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Withdrawing senses from objects.

 Withdrawing senses from objects.

What makes a difference between a devotee and a self-realized soul and an ordinary man is that ordinary man does not know how to control his senses but a devotee or self-realized soul knows how to control his senses. This helps a person to remain in perfect consciousness. We should not be a servant of our senses but we should be masters of our senses. If we become a servant of our senses then these senses who always run towards satisfaction of material urges will lead us to be a material conscious person instead of the soul-conscious person which is a requirement for liberation from birth, death, disease, old age. God Krishna in Bhagavad-Gita stresses on the importance of control of senses.


How can you extinguish the fire by pouring oil or ghee in it? The fire will not extinguish but it will ablaze with more intensity. Similarly, if we go on satisfying the urges of our senses and mind then eventually, we will become slaves of our senses as material urges of senses and mind will increase with every single urge gets satisfied by us and then these senses will demand more material urges. The hunger of senses for material sense gratification will never end and it will result in our final destruction as at the last moment of our life, we will find that our senses are still unsatisfied and still want more material urges to be satisfied. Many great Saints and world leader has, therefore, ask us to go for simple living and higher thinking. The simple living keeps our intelligence purified and makes it strong to make the right decisions for us whenever any sense demands any urge for satisfaction.  A strong intelligence acts as the ultimate approver of our actions, thinking, speaking. In this way, it controls the unjust demands for material satisfaction from senses. The mind has the power to control senses but the mind can do it only when our intelligence is pure and focused towards God.


If we withdraw our senses from the object of senses then we will be established in the soul alone and will enjoy in our soul alone and chain of desires will be ultimately broken which keep us in this miserable material world and force us to take birth here again and again in this material world which is full of sorrows and a dangerous place to live and to suffer or enjoy due to reactions of our past actions in this birth or previous births.


You must have heard from stories or chapters of history in your school and college days that many emperors or kings who have engrossed themselves in material sense gratification and they let their senses roam freely have led themselves and their entire clan to ultimate destruction such as King Ravana of Lanka and King Kansa of Mathura.


Persons who have become a great devotee of God have mastered over their senses and control the desires of senses by withdrawing them from sense objects and focus senses on the devotion of ultimate power called God. This is the only method to get you situated in perfect consciousness.


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Pankaj Mannan





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