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AN IDLE MIND IS A DEVIL'S WORKSHOP
You may question, "If you are telling me to refrain from so many things, what should I do? I cannot remain inert and idle. I must DO SOMETHING!!!". It is extremely important to engage the senses in superior spiritual ac-tivities. The senses are so strong and impetuous, that they forcibly carry away the mind even of a man of discrimination who is endeavoring to control them. (BG 2.60). So if the mind and senses are not engaged in superior Krishna conscious activities, then they will immediately drag you to material sense enjoyment.
There are many learned, sages, philosophers and transcendentalists who try to conquer the senses but, in spite of their endeavors, even the greatest of them sometimes fall victim to material sense enjoyment due to an agitated mind. The great sage Vishvamitra tried to practice mystic yoga with severe penance by strictly controlling the mind and senses. But when he heard the tinkling of the ankle bells of Menaka, all the desires for sense enjoyment in Visvamitra's mind came up to the surface. He forgot all his yoga practices and enjoyed with her. Therefore, it is very difficult to control the mind and senses without experiencing a higher taste, and being fully Krishna conscious. Without engaging our mind in Krishna, one cannot cease material activities.