MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 19-14.
Chapter 19 -Thought-Culture-14.
14. Keep the Mind Fully Occupied
When the mind is vacant, evil thoughts try to enter.
Evil thinking is the beginning or starting point of adultery.
Through a lustful look only, you have already committed adultery in the heart.
Mental actions are the real actions.
God judges a man by his motives; worldly people judge a man by his external physical actions.
You will have to look to the motive of the man.
Then you will not be mistaken.
Keep the mind fully occupied.
Then evil thoughts will not enter.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
Watch the mind every minute.
Always engage yourself in some work-stitching, cleaning vessels, sweeping, drawing water, reading, meditating, counting the beads, singing divine songs, praying, serving the elders or nursing the sick.
Avoid loose talk and gossip.
Fill the mind with sublime thoughts, such as those contained in the Gita, the Upanishads, the Yogavasishtha, etc.
Next : 15. Sattvic Background of Thought
To be continued ....