Control of Body and Speech
If you are not able to control any evil thought, control the body and speech first. Slowly you will gain mental strength and will-force and will be able to control the thoughts gradually. If, for a moment you think you will not succeed in vanquishing an evil thought, at once get up and set about some work involving physical labor. One effort after another will make gradually the task easy and, in a few weeks, you will obtain a complete control over your thoughts.
Control the physical body and the speech first. Then slowly proceed to control thoughts. Do not speak ill of others. Control the senses of speech first. Gradually the mind will not think ill of others. The mind will say unto itself: “Why should I think ill of others when the organ of speech is not prepared to express what I think?” You…
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