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Controlled senses and lingering taste.

Controlled senses and lingering taste.

Everyone tries to control their senses on the path of self-realization. It is not possible to move forward on the path of self-realization if we leave our senses and mind out of control. Along with this, we have to keep our intelligence pure and God-centric. God Krishna in Bhagavad-Gita stresses on the importance of control of senses.


Followers of the path of devotion and self-realization have to face the problem that although he has moved on the path of self-realization or devotional service to God, the taste of senses still exists for material sense satisfaction. 


A follower of the path of self-realization or a devotee who focuses on devotion to the supreme personality of Lord Shri Krishna and the form, name, pastimes, and qualities of Lord Shri Krishna, then if the taste of widespread material enjoyment still present in the senses then that senses absorbed in thoughts of sense gratification have the power to bring the downfall of a devotee from the spiritual platform.


The existing taste of the senses for the satisfaction of material urges and desire can be reduced by developing a higher taste of devotion to the Supreme Personality of  God Lord Shri Krishna. After tasting this higher taste of devotion to God, which is superior to all the lower tastes of the material world, a person cultivates a hatred for the lower tastes of the material world and saves himself from the clutches of the physical energy that force him to take birth and death in a continuous cycle.  Material energy wants to keep us in the cycle of birth and death. The physical world is a dangerous place where there is always a crisis of death, disease,  accident, pandemic, natural disasters. According to the teachings of Gautama Buddha, desire is the cause of all the sufferings in the world. We are forced to born again and again due to our desires. The devotion performed to God with stern resolve can end the desire of senses. Desires should be reduced to the minimum bare necessities of life. Otherwise, the desire for material pleasures may push the devotees to decline.

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Pankaj Mannan

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