The monkey mind which misleads people to do unpredictable things and disturbs the mindThe monkey mind is something which slowly captivates people and do something very unexpected.
Just as the monkey does not sit at one place and keeps on hopping from one place to another,so does the monkey mind constantly hammer the thought process of people and make them change their mind about certain decision. It is very tough to catch the monkey.
A troup of monkeys go the farms where various friuts are grown by the farmers and destroy the crops incurring a huge amount of loss to the farmers. The farmers hire monkey catchers to trap them and pay them substantial amount of money and ask the monkey catchers to leave them deep into the forest so that they never return. The monkey catchers keep in jars variety of fruits and nuts with the base wide and the neck very narrow. The monkeys put their hands inside the jar and become avaracious to find such a treat. They open their palm wide and collect a large number of nuts but when they try to take out the hand they get trapped and struggle to get their hands out. Finally,the monkey catchers put them into a cage and leave them deep in the woods so that they never come back to the farms.
Now,let us compare the monkey mind with the greedy monkeys. A person would have planned in advance to do something very productive and earn some money for the rainy days . However,the oscillating monkey mind makes unexpected decision and tempts the wise person to blow up all the money in gambling.
One should therefore,be very alert and never allow greed to overpower their mind and be firm and debunk from their decision.