How can a person escape from blemish? By watching the antics of the mind as a witness and not allowing the body to assist the mind to fulfill its foul desires. The mind by itself cannot commit theft; when it longs to commit it, do not allow the body to obey. When the mind is foiled in this way, when it calls upon the body, the mind will give up its evil tendencies. When the child runs forward, the mother tries to catch up. Hence, the child tries to elude her grasp and, falling, hurts itself. Instead, if the mother turns her back, the child too will return to her side. Cultivate this spiritual path. You can master the mind and keep it on the Godward path.
(SSS Vol XVIII - Chap 11)