cancalam hi manah krishna
pramathi balavad drdham
tasyaham nigraham manye
vayor iva su-duskaram
"For the mind is restless, turbulent, obstinate and very strong, O Krishna, and to subdue it, I think, is more difficult than controlling the wind."
Arjuna continues to say that he does not find it easy to control mind. Can we drift away thunder storm by a hand held fan? Mind is wavering and running after so many things like a thunder storm. How can we control it? Cancalam hi mana = mind is unsteady [ there can be no doubt on this for anyone, is indicated by the word hi], pramati = agitated, balavad = very strong, drdham = resolute or determined [in pursuing objects the sense organs desire]. So mind is unsteady, very powerful, agitates the person and with determination runs after the sense organs. Nigraham = to master or control, manye = such a mind, tasyaham = is like, vayor iva = controllinga thunder storm, dushkaram = is impossible. All the four yogis described by Sri Krishna are having sama darshanam. To get this they must see the atman sans body. For that yoga or dhyanam or meditation is necessary. To meditate, mind is to be disciplined. A mere order or reprimand will not discipline it and Arjuna lists its formidable qualities. Desires are never steady and change with person to person, time and place. We do not eat the same menu and want change it daily. It agitates the person by advising the obscure good things in bad activities. Truth will appear as false and vice versa. This is pramati. Mind is more powerful than any of our organs. Even highly learned persons would be brought down by mind. Its determination to pursue things is remarkable. Obstinacy is a result of this quality of dhrudam. Such a thunder storm like mind, how anyone can tame? Only the Lord can bless us to have our mind controlled.