Once upon a time, a disciple asked Buddha “O Lord , iron cuts the mountains, thus iron is more powerful . Fire is capable of melting iron which means fire has more power than iron .Fire can also be controlled by water. It makes water to be more powerful than fire . Water can also be dried by air. Thus air is stronger than water. But what is more powerful than air”? Buddha replied “O Son! thoughts are most powerful. Therefore , you be powerful by retaining positive thoughts.”
Speech and actions are also based on thoughts. Even if somebody is to be scolded,we plan in mind, I will speak like this , say this and that, and our actions reflect body language accordingly.
Knowledge is also based on thoughts e.g. knowledge of soul, drama. The stage we attain in meditation is also dependent on the thoughts we have in our mind. Scientific researches and inventions are also based on thoughts. Brahma created the world through thoughts.
The reason of our downfall from incorporeal thoughtlessness stage in the supreme abode to gross body in the corporeal world of five elements is emergence of thought of creation. Thus the downfall of the soul from the stage of excellency of the bondage can be directly attributed to the thought power.
The process of going up from 0 celestial dregees to 16 celestial dregees to incorporeal world in the supreme abode is also dependent on thought i.e. rise and fall of soul is based on thought negative or positive .
Thought power is most powerful. Why is it most powerful ? because this power has its origin in the supreme abode i.e. paramdham. Thought power is the first child of the stage of thoughtlessness. Thought power is the mother of all other powers. It is this power of thought can eradicate more than 70% of the mental diseases.
Thoughts are of three types:
Positive thought are thought which take us to the
supreme soul. The thoughts , which improve the stage
of the soul , are positive thoughts. The thoughts
which take us away from the Supreme soul, are negative
thoughts. The thoughts which lower the stage of the
soul, are negative thoughts. The useless thoughts
are those thoughts, which neither improve nor lower
the position of the soul. The thoughts which neither
take us near the Supreme Abode nor away from him,
we can say they are neutral thoughts. But because
the useless thoughts or the neutral thoughts, do not
improve the position the soul, therefore we count
them in the category of negative thoughts. The aim
of our life and the summary of all the Vedas is “Let
pure thoughts pour to you from all the sides at all
the times, at all the places and, in all the ways.”
The faculty of soul where the thoughts are created
is called mind. Mind has two parts –conscious
mind and subconscious mind . The conscious mind is
only 10% whereas the subconscious mind is 90% . Out
of 10% of conscious mind we hardly use 4-5 or 6%.
Thus our vast mental energy to extent of 95-96% is
not utilized or is lying dormant. That is why
conscious mind is called tip of an iceberg in relation
to subconscious mind.
When we are awaken our conscious mind is working and
subconscious mind is dormant but when we sleep, conscious
mind awakens. The conscious and subconscious come
in contact with each other twice in a day at time
of awakening from sleep and secondly at the time of
going to sleep.
The subconscious mind has potential of doing even
the most difficult tasks. The conscious mind transfers
the information to subconscious mind and recalls back
the same whenever needed, from subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind does the work of storing the
Normally the human mind vibrates 14-21 times/sec.
Through Yogic exercise and meditation , these vibrations
can be reduced. When they are reduced to 7-15 cycles/sec.
then any instructins given to subconscious mind to
do a particular job, then that job will be accomplished.
In medical science this called alpha stage of mind.
It is to be mentioned here that the movement of planets
and stars in the sky is also dependent on the power
of thoughts. When a particular soul achieves a stage
of thoughtlessness, on the earth, his star also becomes
motionless in the sky.
The increasing population of the world is also the
result of increased number of thoughts in the seed
souls. If the seed souls achieve the stage of thoughtlessness,
the loss of energy will be nil, and the population
of the world will stop increasing .
The souls become powerful in the stage of thoughtlessness
because the loss of energy is at the 0 level. In that
stage the vibrations emanating from the soul are very
subtle say at the micro level. The vibrations so spreading
in the ether balance the four elements and also refine
the four elements leading to increase in production
of purification of basic elements like air and water
thus bringing all round prosperity, harmony
and peace on the earth. Our thoughts create vibrations
around us which generate atmosphere. The positive
thoughts create positive consciousness in the body
which results in the charging of the cells of the
body and also help making the atmosphere positive.
Therefore our endeavour should be not only to
abstain from negative thoughts but also create only
positive thoughts,powerful thoughts and minimum thoughts
so as to put this valuable treasure to proper use,
for upliftment of the souls and for the benediction
of the world .