Identifying Problems Of The MIND | How To Master The Mind | Part 1 | Swami Mukundananda

Identifying Problems Of The MIND | How To Master The Mind | Part 1 | Swami Mukundananda

Today’s topic of discussion is the way this
mind works. The mind has many afflictions. These are called Manas Rog in Vedic terminology. You have got sharirik rog, afflictions of
the body, one affliction brings you down! Swamiji I could not come to your lecture. What happened? My tooth was aching. 6ft frame and 1 toothache brought you down? That’s the way it is. Now the mind has got a whole lot of afflictions. Anger, Greed, Desire, Hatred, Envy. We don’t see them as diseases, but the Vedas
say these are Manas Rog. How they are created, how they will go away,
this is the subject of Vedic psychology, and if you understand it you will say the whole
of western psychology starting from Sigmund Freud it all fades into insignificance. Such powerful analysis of the functioning
of the mind is given in the Bhagawat Gita. Shri Krishna says, our Vedas say – look Anger
is a disease and Greed is a disease. Anger is such a problem, the government has
got it’s laws in place yet people are unable to control, they break property, they hurt
and kill people all out of anger. There is story form UP. One Thakur family, the land owners. There was a litigation going on between the
elder brother and the younger brother. The younger brother won the case, he was returning
from the court in the evening, the elder brother was sitting in the courtyard with his mother. While returning he lifted his mustache.You
know the Takurs in UP keep long mustaches. He lifted it like this..The mother said to
the elder brother, if you have drunk my milk teach him a lesson. He killed him, later on, when the inquire
was done what was the instigation it was found out the instigation was the younger brother
has lifted his mustache. This is Anger. It’s a disease of the mind. But then is the disease of greed. Motivated by greed people spend their whole
life hoarding when they know that nothing will go away with them. They are going to leave everything here and
yet a lifetime is not enough. It is said Andrew Carnegie once the richest
man in the world with the steel empire, he had so much. He was asked are you satisfied you are leaving
this much. He said no, I want to leave 10 times behind. Once one man got the boon from the king, he
saved the kings life in the forest and the king being pleased, told him ask what you
like. He said your Majesty as much land as I can
measure on my horse from sunrise to sunset. The kind said alright, he had a huge kingdom. The next day he started off on a good stallion. Now at sunrise he began. As the stallion was galloping he was thrilled
so much has become mine, so much has become mine. By 10 am he was the owner of 1000s of hectors
enough for many generations but not enough to satisfy his greed. By mid day he had a huge terrain, he could
not have utilized it in any way, but his greed was telling him this is your chance don’t
miss it, come on a little more. He kept on goading and spurring his horse. By late afternoon the horse was totally exhausted,
so was the riders, but the horse collapsed and this man fell head long from the horse. His head went and hit a boulder, he suffered
a spot death. When the villagers came to bury him they said
you know in the end only these 2 yards of land was of any use, all the rest went waste. That is the irony of greed. As somebody said “Duniya mai kubha kamaya,
kya heere kya moti ,lakin kya kare yaroon, kaafan mai jeb nahi hoti”. I earned so much, so many jewels and diamonds
but what to do the shroud that covers the dead body doesn’t have pockets, it all got
left behind. So greed is also considered from Vedic view
point as a disease of the mind. But the Vedas say, no no no beyond it all
is another disease. This is the biggest problem. What is that? Desire!



  • Chandra Harnam Pokan

    Amazing lecture, Radhey Radhey 🙏💙

  • Swami Mukundananda

    Know Your Mind To Master Your Mind🙏

  • rohankarande

    Mind is the cause of bondage and liberation..It's of utmost importance to understand how our mind works. Eagerly looking forward to the next part😇

  • Preeti Malhotra

    Wonderful clip on anger and greed…two prominent diseases of the mind! Look forward to the next in the series! Thank you for sharing this valuable knowledge!

  • shankar prasad

    Excellent Lecture Gurudev. Amazing story about Greed. Radhey Radhey Govinda Radhey

  • Smita Mehta

    Swamiji notes the four most severe mental afflictions that overpower the mind. These are anger, greed, desire and hatred. Anger makes people do things that are harmful to self and others. Greed makes people hoard things knowing full well nothing will go with the body upon death. Thank you for reminding us of the important things in life.

  • H L Agarwal

    Radhey ! Radhey ! Sadguru Sarkar Ki Jai !

  • Cynthia Bjork

    Thank you Dearest Swamiji for Your generous gifts of these teachings –priceless guidance to us all!

  • Vishal Khokha

    Beautiful clip explaining the various afflictions of the mind like anger, greed, envy, hatred etc. The ‘Vedic, psychology’ answers about the workings of the mind and how to overcome the Manas Rog or mental afflictions.

  • Manoj Jadav

    Beautiful lecture

  • Neha Patadia

    Radhey Radhey

  • Sandhya Das

    Nice lecture by Swamiji. Mind is very smart.If we cannot control our thoughts,then it is very difficult to control the mind.

  • Amogh J.

    Afflictions of the mind are more dangerous than bodily afflictions and diseases. Hence, mind management is of paramount importance. Thank you Swamiji.

  • Tripti Golwalkar

    Amazing video about diseases of mind- greed and anger.
    Thank you Swamiji for giving us valuable knowledge.

  • uma prabhala

    Well explained and beautiful story about greed. Thank you so much swamiji🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Renjini Jyothishmathy

    Swamiji is revealing the diseases of the mind from the Vedic perspective. Anger , greed and desire. It is really important that we identify them as early as possible.

  • Binapani Panda

    Swamiji Explained very sweetly about problems of the Mind , Swamiji says We have got Saririk Rog and Manasi Rog ,Anger ,Greed, DESIRE these are the Manasi Rog , Giving example of Thakur family Swamiji says 'Nothing is go away with us all the things got left behind and we have come empty and go away empty. Thank you Swamiji Radhey Radhey !!!

  • vf n

    very insightful!

  • Krishna Kulkarni


  • Smita Mehta

    Mental afflictions like anger, greed, desire and hatred make people do harmful things. Thank you, Swamiji, for reminding us of the important things in life.

  • Gopika gd

    Loving this series of how to master the mind.

  • Karuna Sharma

    Amazing video to watch, how to deal with powerful Machine in our body , that keeps generating thoughts!!

  • Shashi Verma

    Very knowledgeable lecture

  • Gopal Trivedi

    Excellent lecture by Swamiji.

  • Prachi R

    Wonderful explanation! Thanks Swamiji

  • Karuna Sharma

    Great lecture to understand the nature of mind!!

  • Sabita Satapathy

    Very beautiful video clip about disease of mind greed and anger.Mind is the main cause of greed,anger,desire and hatred.Anger and greed is a disease.If desires is full filled it leads to greed and if desired is not fulfilled it leads to anger and anger leads to destruction of example of the story of uttarpradesh family Elder brother and younger brother and her mother. Radhey Radhey

  • Karuna Samlal Bhatia


  • Hina Patel

    Thank you Swamiji for giving us priceless divine wisdom !!

  • Sabita Satapathy

    Very Inspirational video by Swamiji
    Radhey Radhey

  • Angelina Pat


  • Dale Rafferty

    Do you have disturbing thoughts during the day that pull on your emotions? This discourse helps me to understand why I have this disturbing internal monologue. It gives me hope that I can calm the mind, can temper my thoughts inside and have more peace.

  • Sben patel

    Radhe Radhe Swamiji

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  • Sben patel

    Radhe Radhe Swamiji.

  • Dinesh Intwala

    Radhey radhey

  • Dinesh Intwala

    Radhey radhey

  • Bill Rafferty

    Greed and anger. The two big diseases of the mind.

  • Ashmita Patel

    Swamiji thankyou for giving your lectures in English. I understand it 100%. How much I remember is another thing.

  • Premal Shukla

    The only way to give up anger, greed, and selfish desire is by practice and more practice. Attach the mind to God, detach the mind from worldly things, and surrender to God!

  • swapna simhadri

    Swamiji explains that Vedic Philosophy is Divine i.e. Supreme, it is not mere written by human. In this philosophy Anger, greed, hatred, desire are mentioned as diseases of mind …..

  • Preeti Malhotra

    Anger and greed….explained very nicely in this video!

  • Dale Rafferty

    Grateful for this video. Swami Mukundananda is expert on mind management, and sprinkles his commentary with humorous comments and stories.

  • Kiran Intwala

    Awesome lecture swamiji .Radhey Radhey .

  • Babita Ram

    Afflictions of the mind has no boundary, the greed is one them. Irony is the mind is not able to differentiate whether the desire is out of greed or its the normal thing. Precious gem of wisdom🙏

  • Hina Patel

    Thank you Swamiji for your wisdom .

  • Ajit Behera

    The irony of two yards of space on earth is a hard truth and still the desires never stop.The greed keeps increasing. The anger destroys people. It so important to know the functions of mind from vedic prospective and Thank you Swami ji for explaining this topic in so detail. I am looking forward to listen more about the desires.

  • Sben patel

    Radhe Radhe Swamiji.

  • Chandni Jena

    Anger and greed are the diseases of the mind.So good examples given by Swami Ji.Will wait to hear about the biggest disease”desire”.
    Radhe Radhe

  • Hyma R

    Beautiful examples.

  • Pritha Rao

    We don't identify greed, anger, lust, anger as disease of the mind. If we have this attitude we would do all to get rid of such feelings, as we try to get rid of disease of the body.

  • Meenu Kapoor/Kripaludassi

    Anger and Greed are the diseases of our mind. But the biggest disease is Desire which is making us unhappy.

  • ritib2

    Radhey Radhey

  • priyanka pradhan

    Radhey Radhey swamiji

  • priyanka pradhan

    Radhey Radhey Govinda Radhey 🙏

  • priyanka pradhan

    Wonderful video on Anger and Greed,these are the diseases of our mind.Eagerly waiting for the nxt video about the biggest disease “Desire “.
    Radhey Radhey
    Govinda Radhey 🙏

  • Uma Mistry

    Radhe Radhe

  • Karla Orr


  • Preeti Malhotra

    Learn to identify problems of the mind….watch this video!

  • Lata Srivats

    Very enlightening video on the diseases of the mind. We need to know them first before we can conquer them.

  • Prachi R

    Anger and greed are worn as medals of bravery these days. People purposely keep an angry personality to be strong personality and greed is looked upon as ambition and passion towards goals. We are all really misguided people 😪. Thank you for guiding ( though vismaran keeps happening)

  • kunal sharma

    Thank you Swami Ji…

  • shyama41

    Anger and greed, are the disease of our mind. Following Swamiji to learn how to uproot the disease and master the mind.

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