PRAVACHANS - TALKS
God is infinite and has infinite energies. Those energies are spread all over
the universe. Among those energies, there is one important energy which is
Thought power is a power by which one can be rejuvenated and a new beginning can
happen in one’s life. Thought energy is not a simple energy, it is a great
power. Whatever we think, accordingly we get results. In this world, if any
revolution can happen, it can happen only by the power of thought.
The message of Gita by Lord Shri Krishna was based on power of thought, which
helped Arjuna eliminate his sorrow. Thoughts never get tired. They are very
We can not escape from this world. Instead we need to “awaken”. This in itself
is a powerful thought. And there is so much power in this thought that, its
energy can change one’s whole personality.
We are what we think, so we should observe our thoughts very closely. Think
whether the thoughts are flowers or thorns as those thoughts will turn into
words. Then examine those words and understand their intent as these words will
become your actions, and actions will become your habits. Those habits need to
be evaluated also because the habits will be your introduction, your character
and your personality. It is very important to examine and focus your thoughts.
Thoughts that arise from our mind should be pure, beneficial to others and be of
good imagination. One should always pray for that. Our personality or our nature
is the accumulation of our own thoughts. The higher the power of thought, the
greater chance a person has of performing good deeds and being helpful in the
world. In life, if we find a great motivational guide who can have impact on our
thought power, then we can reach greater heights.
God wants you to move forward in life. Focus on this statement of the body. This
is why God has situated the eyes in the front of the body. This thought
provoking and inspirational thought always inspires a person to move forward.
Thoughts work like magic. It is the power of thoughts only that turn an ordinary
person to extra-ordinary. To learn to control our thoughts or to improve them,
one must do self-study and keep the company of holy people.
Never choose thoughts that lower your energy. Thoughts are your personal power.
Life is nothing but a game of thoughts so make every effort to make your
thoughts pure and clean.
There are two kinds of thought power – one can be called righteous or positive
thinking and another one which is evil or negative thinking. Positive thinking
increases your energy level and negative thinking lowers your energy level.
Negative people mostly think at the level of criticism, hatred and jealously.
Negative thoughts create situations that put them in a dejected and stressful
state. Negative people suffer from addictions and become lazy. They get so tired
and sickened with life that they even think about committing suicide. Thought of
committing suicide, then lower their personality. So do not let these kind of
negative thoughts enter in your mind. Dawn does come after every night.
Happiness does follow after sorrow.
Do not get disheartened when sorrow comes and do not give up hope either.
Instead, start converting those thoughts with positive thoughts. People who can
learn how to control their thoughts indeed are strong people. Positive people
create goodness. They think about their happiness as well as others. Sometimes
someone inspires us to the extent that the strength we feel really amazes us.
The thinking power behind our thoughts is our own mind. So be alert, be very
alert that the thoughts arise in our mind should not be polluted. Thoughts are
temporary. The mind is very fickle and the thoughts that arise in the mind keep
changing. Your company or association, your behaviour, your thoughts and your
imaginations, they all have tremendous effect on your life. Today there is a
great need for thought revolution. Our youth are often choosing the wrong path.
Only religious thoughts can save our youth from the path of decline.
Being wise is good but being wise and religious is a must, and then only the
thoughts will be grand. For this, one should read the thoughts of great leaders,
religious books and our scriptures. Only those purify our thoughts and make them
beautiful and then the fragrance of the thoughts will spread far and wide. Seeds
of the good thoughts can be seeded in the garden of our mind. This activity
should be done through books and with that a new fragrance will enter your mind.
Everyone knows how to read but what to read is not known by many. Books that
inspire us and give us a new perspection in life, are what we should focus on.
We all are actors on the stage of this world. Everyday change takes place.
Thoughts never stay. There is always duality among thoughts. For instance, lots
of pictures can be seen in the mirror but none effect the mirror, in the same
way it does not matter if the world changes but the mirror of your mind should
not collect the dust from immoral thinking. Do not let any thoughts effect you.
Life is a struggle but do not feel defeated or dejected. As long as we breathe,
this struggle will continue. Life is for the brave and not for cowardly or weak
Every person sees this world according to his or her own thoughts. Your very
best friend or enemy, if there is one, can be only you. Have faith in yourself.
You can accomplish anything if you make friends with your thinking power. If you
want to accomplish greater heights in life then make your thinking power very
Make every effort to be in the company of great people so that the power of
their thoughts can have an impact on your way of thinking. Then only the
technique of living will change.
According to Swami Vivekanand, you must determine a good thought and then follow
that thought. Think so much of that thought that it circles your mind constantly
and it can be in every nerve of your body so that thought then becomes your
strength. Conserve your energy accordingly so that thought will become a great
target, and then you will be able to reach whatever that target is. Thought is
power and thought is Mantra. Keep any one thought in your mind and try to live
your life accordingly. Keep the thought that my path is not wrong, it is
beneficial. Your Sadguru then awakens you and strengthens you to move ahead, you
have reached at dusk in your life, so much time has already been wasted and so
much more will be. This kind of thought really inspires a person. And the person
starts thinking that whatever is done is done, now let me hold on to the rest of
Sadguru alerts you by his message, “Precious is this life, do not let it go to
waste” A lazy person does not get anything in the life. Without efforts, you can
not get anything. Be alert towards the great thought and make that thought your
target, reflect upon it, keep thinking about it, dream about it. In order to do
that there is a need for inspiration, patience and utsah.
That you are alone in this world is a thought that should not enter your mind.
In the journey of life, you may be alone but internally God is always with you.
Think that I am not alone. My God is with me” it is this kind of thought that
will encourage you. When your thoughts are beautiful, you are certainly not
alone. To make life meaningful, have a point of thought in front of you and then
follow it, act upon it and live life accordingly. Beautify your life with many
different beautiful thoughts, and see how life starts changing in front of you.
In old age a person thinks that I am the only one who is old and this thought
takes him to depression. Instead the old person should think that life is a gift
similar to the way a tree is loaded with many green leaves. Youth is like a
fruit that is not fully ripe but old age is the fruit, which is ripe and very
sweet. If a person thinks that “I am a flower, which has fully blossomed”, then
depression goes away. As the age increases so should the intellect. The power of
thoughts plays a great role. Take every step with caution.
Vina vichare jo kare, phir paache pachitaye
Kaam bigare aapna, jag mei hot hasaei
Everyone has a different mind level. Replace bad thoughts with good thoughts
.Good thoughts will awaken your divine power. We will only be respected when we
do well for others. Think for a moment what you have given to the society, your
neighborhood and family? Just as a tree leaves the seeds behind, so do divine
people leave the seeds of their thoughts in the world. The thought power of the
great people can bring a change in your life. Do not welcome corrupt or evil
thoughts. Make room only for good and healthy thoughts. This world is like a
farm in which whatever you sow so you will have to reap. So evaluate your
thoughts and keep only those which are useful and discard the rest. When wrong
thoughts enter the mind, the progress in one’s life stops. Give your mind
healthy, beautiful and good thoughts.
Do not seek the company of those who can bring you down and make you depressed.
Discard bad thoughts with good thoughts. Make every effort for good thoughts
that they should spread in the world.
Many people collect things that apparently give him comfort and yet they are not
truly comfortable. One can only be comfortable with uplifting thoughts and by
changing one’s lifestyle. We need good thoughts for living not material things.
It is not necessary that people with all sorts of material comforts are content
and happy. Happiness is in the mind and thoughts. There is great power in the
thoughts. Great thoughts arise only in the healthy mind. We must look after our
bodies. Make every effort to have pure thoughts and have good vegetarian food.
Be alert even if you have a wrong dream about what kind of thoughts are entering
in your mind. Be a master of your mind and not a slave to it. Your life is for
the well being of others so always keep this in mind. Do good and make others
happy but do not expect or wish that they should do the same.
Peace also comes with good thoughts. There are lot of things in our lives that
are unwanted. When we do not get what we want then this does bother our mind.
Everyone gets a lot in life but not everyone gets everything in life. It is
human nature to not be content and happy with what they have but to always yearn
for what they don’t still have in life and be unhappy because of this Mentally
powerful people become wise and utilize their thought for the good of society.
This should be the aim of the thoughts that fill one’s mind. Imagination also
rise with thoughts and your thoughts should be constructive and not destructive.
You should talk with yourself in solace. A tiny sparkle can do wonders and the
same way the thoughts that come into the mind work like sparkle. Thoughts are
the one that can change man’s life. Your contentment, your satisfaction and your
happiness all are in your thoughts only. Instead of trying to show mirror to the
whole world, make it a habit to look yourself into it first. With only one
thought the flow of life can change. For this one must keep the company of holy
and pious people, read scriptures and have full faith in our own spiritual
master. So that with their wisdom and knowledge, we can improve our thinking.
That only is possible with wisdom. So make every effort to uplift your thoughts
in the company of great people. Always pray to God. “Oh God !I should get
strength from your devotion and have great patience and also have solid and pure
thoughts.” You really can enjoy life and be on the righteous path at the same
time when you are at the height of pure and clean thoughts.
Compiled from some discourses of Maharaj Shree on how to make your thinking pure.