Continuously thinking

Our mind is very, very complicated. When we recite the mantras or the sutras, how many thoughts are arising within our mind? And, in the time when so many thoughts are arising, how is it possible to know whether we really have bodhicitta or not? It is difficult to say. What about ourselves, do we ourselves have bodhicitta in our minds? Why are we not able to transform or master our mind? Firstly, it is because we were not able to bring our mind to calm abiding, we have not really practised. And so, as a result, we are still influenced by material concerns. We are still influenced by this and by that, we are still thinking about this and that. While we are sitting or standing when we are reciting we are still thinking about this and that. What we are doing is just continuously thinking.