Firstly (*agre* is the word he uses) one should be steadfast in viveka (discrimination) and vairagya (dispassion). These have to be there in Maha-swamigal’s Discourses 105 abundance;
‘excessive’ (*atireka* ) is the word – shloka (175/177).
He says (shloka176/178): “Mind is a great tiger. It is roaming about in the forest of objects of enjoyment.
The mumukShu, the pious person that he is, should not go anywhere near it. Therefore stay away from it”.
In other words, ‘don’t use the mind even to think good or do good’. For this the purification caused by a a lot of viveka (discrimination) and dispassion (vairAgya) is necessary.
“It is the mind that originates, with no exception, all those objects for the person who is the experiencer (bhoktA) (shloka 177/179). It is the mind again that is the cause for man to orbit round actions and the experiencing of the results (shloka 178/180).