Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, verse 67: When the mind follows the wandering senses, the intellect is carried away by the senses as a ship by wind on water.
The turbulent senses forcibly carry away the mind.... (2.60). When the mind becomes absorbed in enjoying an object's attractive qualities "out there" it loses inclination to find greater enjoyment "deep within." The mind forfeits unbounded contentment of intellect established (anchored) in the Self. Consequently, 'the intellect is carried away by the senses as a ship by wind on water.'
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