Therefore, O noblest amongst the Bharatas, you must first bring the senses under control and eliminate lust, which is the embodiment of all impiety and the destroyer of knowledge and realization.
Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 3 - Karma Yoga - The Yoga of Action
It is said by the wise that the senses are superior to the sense-objects, the mind is superior to the senses, and the intelligence is superior to the mind. Superior to the intelligence is the individual unit of consciousness.
O mighty armed Arjuna, knowing the individual unit of consciousness to be superior to the intelligence, steady the mind with the pure intellect of the self and conquer this indomitable enemy in the form of lust.