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Concentration

Concentration

As per Bhagavad-Gita, the devotee who concentrates his mind on God Shri Krishna will reach the abode of God after death if he remember God Shri Krishna at the time of his death. The concentration of mind towards God should be just like the concentration of women towards water collected in an earthen pot which they carry over their heads while returning to home after filling water in the earthen pot from a pond located far away from their home. This scene is quite visible in Indian villages. The women placed the earthen pot on their heads and do not allow water to spill from the pot although they travel large distances on uneven ground and keep talking to each other while walking but because their concentration remains in the water of the pot. Similarly, Juggler juggling with balls and acrobat making balance on a tight rope are other examples of strong concentration that help these people perform well in their profession. Gymnastics are also known for their high concentration. 


Similarly, a devotee can reach the abode of God by putting their concentration on God through means such as pious thoughts, recitation of sacred mantra, contemplation on God, meditation, keeping the thoughts absorbed in God by reading spiritual literature, watching spiritual videos and listening spiritual music, songs in the praise of God. You should provide no moments for material energy to pounce upon you.














Concentration is key for getting success in every endeavor. It makes work easier. Just like this if we control the mind and keep it away from sense gratification and worship God with undeviating attention then the target of achieving God can be achieved. The mind has a habit of wandering from one thought to another. We have to keep a habit of having a continuous check on thoughts emerging in our minds. If the mind wanders away from God, we have to drag it back to God. Spiritual master's instructions are our assets. The tendency to follow spiritual sermons and discourses makes our path to reach the abode of God easier and our target of self-realization becomes achievable.

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Pankaj Mannan

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