My mind is my friend when I can control it. It has been said that when we wake up and when we go to sleep, we should beat our minds a thousand times with a shoe. When the mind says things like, "Why sing 'Hare Krishna?' Why not take LSD?" we should beat it with the same shoe. However, if we always think of Krishna, no beating will be necessary. The mind will be our best friend.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Notes transcribed by Woomapati Das Brahmachary (Wallac Sheffey) From lectures given on Sept. 5th and 17th, 1966. BTG 1.1, 1966.