Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 118

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Contents of the Gita Summarized
Chapter 2: Verse-67

indriyanam hi caratam
yan mano ’nuvidhiyate
tad asya harati prajnäm
väyur nävam ivämbhasi[1]


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.


Unless all of the senses are engaged in the service of the Lord, even one of them engaged in sense gratification can deviate the devotee from the path of transcendental advancement. As mentioned in the life of Mahäräja Ambarisa, all of the senses must be engaged in krsna consciousness, for that is the correct technique for controlling the mind.



  1. indriyänäm=of the senses; hi=certainly; caratäm=while roaming; yat=with which; manah=the mind; anuvidhiyate=becomes constantly engaged; tat=that; asya=his; harati=takes away; prajnäm=intelligence; väyuh=wind; nävam=a boat; iva=like; ambhasi=on the water.

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