30th October 2012 - QA 7

Gurudev, how to gain victory over our ten senses (here referring to the five Karmendriyas or sense organs of action and expression viz. the mouth, the hands, the feet, the excretory and genital organs; and the five Jnanendriyas or the five sense organs of cognition viz. the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin)?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Firstly, keep yourself busy. If you keep yourself idle then your senses will overpower you. Keep yourself busy, that is important.

Have a big goal in life, then you will not have this problem.

Secondly, you must have patience and be careful about what you eat and drink.