Controlling our Senses

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Dandavat Pranams! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!

Few days ago, there was a class on Bhagavad Gita verse 2.67 and 2.68 in our Gokulnandan class. I would like to share whatever points I could gather from that class. 

indriyāṇāṁ hi caratāṁ yan mano ’nuvidhīyate
tad asya harati prajñāṁ vāyur nāvam ivāmbhasi

As a strong wind sweeps away a boat on the water, even one of the roaming senses on which the mind focuses can carry away a man's intelligence.

tasmād yasya mahā-bāho nigṛhītāni sarvaśaḥ
indriyāṇīndriyārthebhyas tasya prajñā pratiṣṭhitā

Therefore, O mighty-armed, one whose senses are restrained from their objects is certainly of steady intelligence.

Krishna has blessed us with six senses:
Eyes to see
Nose to smell
Ears to hear
Tongue to taste
Skin to feel
Mind for thinking, feeling and willing.

Out of the above senses mind is very powerful. Mind is a nonstop factory. Mind can be the best friend and worst enemy. When we control it, it is our friend. if we let it free, it is our enemy. Using mind, we should understand what is yama (things which we should not do) and niyama (things to do).

If a person fixes his mind on Krishna, he will think to serve Krishna. So, when we see some flowers, we should think how to serve Krishna. In order to fix our mind on Krishna, we perform bhakti yoga. All other yogas are like small pond. Bhakti-yoga is like a sea. By doing bhakti-yoga, we can know about Krishna and He will catch our finger and guide us. When we get fresh ghee, then we don't buy oil, like that when we know Krishna, we should not go to someone else.We may go to watch movies, 6 or 10 times and from that we get material happiness but when we look at Krishna, we get Spiritual happiness.

Just by seeing bad things, we fall down from our good position. Just like how a floating boat is broken down when strong winds hits it. Earlier people do not even kill ants which come on the way. But nowadays, there are so many unclean asuras like butchers and meat-eaters. Seeing them is also not good. If you see unclean people, you should take bath to purify yourself. It's not possible to take bath in the road. So we must chant to keep our mind pure. If we have this habit, then we will be able to think of Krishna at time of our death.

Thank you very much.
Your humble servant,
Krishna Kinkar das
Abu Dhabi.

Moderator's note : HG Krishna Kinkar das prabhu is very charming and intelligent kid (8 years old) living in Abu Dhabi. He has a wonderful devotee father HG Girivaradhari Prabhu and a loving devotee mother HG Abhira Kanya Mathaji who is bringing him up in a perfect Krishna conscious mood. Krishna Kinkara Prabhu has the amazing gift given by Krishna to play mrdanga wonderfully right from when he was two years old. He played mrdanga without anybody's guidance at that young age when he could barely extend his hands to the playing sides of the drum. He has a sharp intelligence and recites nice prayers from Bhagavatam/Bhagavad gita and also tells stories and pastimes of Krishna. Now at the age of eight, he has extended his musical skill to piano too.