In this county, we have this phenomenon the positive thinking.
You know that our whole existence is created by the way that we think. As I have already mentioned in my previous posts that there were so many things that were involved in the creative process and are created experience. Everyone is responsible for their circumstances based on their thinking process.
In this country, we have given two much significant to our thought process. So the western philosophers who went to this extreme said – ‘I think, so I exist’. So, that is the level of significance which is given for our thoughts.
Please tell me, on your simple sense. Which is true?
- Is it because you exist, you think?
- Is it because you think, you exist?
Of course, Yes! You exist, You think!
Because you haven’t known your life any other way except thinking and now you made it all imported.
For me there is no thought. If I simply sit under a tree, I will sit there without any thought on my mind. Does it mean I’m not existing? I am existing. Absolutely existing. Because I am existing in such a powerful way, thought is just a small happening for me in my life. I can think, not that I’m incapable of thinking but it is still a very small happening. Because my existence is far, far bigger than my thought.
Now, people are making thoughts far bigger than their existence.
By doing this, either they went neurotic, they broke up mentally and ended up in mental asylums or they committed suicide because it is bound to happen. If you stress the intellect beyond a certain point, you’ll definitely crack up.
So, thought being very important is very unhealthy way to approach life. Initially it will give you thrill because you can create a few things with your thought. If you generate a powerful thought, you can make certain things happen. You can have certain power over other people and situations, this will give you high but this is not an ultimate solution to your life. You may be effective in the world, but within yourself you’re a mess.
You see all the stars in the world and the whole world worships them and they think they are great. But most of the stars are breaking or falling down.
You want to look good in people’s eyes, that’s not going to change the experience of your life. If you sit under a tree and if you’re absolutely blissful, this is what changes the experience of your life.
What somebody else thinks about you? Why is it so important? Or what you think about yourself? why is it that so important?
Whatever you think about yourself or whatever the whole world thinks about you has no existential relevance. What ever you’re thinking now has no existential relevance. It is only psychological relevance or may be social relevance.
Let me tell you a joke:
Once it happened, A pope died, and naturally he went to heaven. He came near the gates of heaven. St. Peter sitting on a tall security stool smoking a Cuban cigar. (It’s not ban there! :D)
St.Peter: (blew cigar on the face of Pope and asked) Who are you?
Pope: (Angry) How dare ? How dare you ask me who I am!
St.peter: (Calmly).. OK man! Everyday all kinds of people come with all stories. Tell me, Who are you?
Pope: I am the pope, How dare you talk to me like this! I am the god’s representative on the planet. You ask him if you want!
St.Peter: Alright! (he raised his voice and said) Hey boss! There is somebody here who claims to be your representative on the planet, his name is Pope. Do you know him?
(Grave voice from inside. I do not know anyone like that!)
Pope: (confused) oh! may be it is Alzheimer’s! Okay, you do one thing ask Jesus – he knows! I am his representative on this planet.
St.Peter: Okay! (he raised his voice and said) Hi sunny, here is somebody here who claims to be your representative on the planet, his name is Pope. Do you know him?
(A gentle voice from inside. I do not know anyone like that. )
St.Peter: Sunny doesn’t know you. Enough man! move on!
(By now Pope was totally helpless. He is so confused as they are not letting him inside heaven, after being a Pope.)
Pope: Oh well, you ask the Holy ghost, he knows me! I am his representative on the planet.
St.Peter: (once again, raised his voice and said) Hi spooky, here is somebody here who claims to be your representative on the planet, his name is Pope. Do you know him?
(A mysterious voice from inside) – Ahann! Pope! Is he here..? He is the one who spread malicious stories about me and Mary, Don’t you let him in!
You can think whatever you want! I can think whatever I want! The whole world can think something about me, it has no existential relevance. It has only psychological and social relevance. So, when we say a spiritual process, we are talking about the existential dimension not a psychological dimension or social dimension.
So, if you generate a powerful thought, you can create a certain life situations around you but with that you cannot know the ultimate. But there is something within you which wants to expand and know. How much ever comfort you provide, how much ever well being you provide from outside, there is something within you which will not settle.
You may avoid that something which will not settle by watching a television, going to movies, reading a book or a blog, conversation with somebody! That’s is why you keep yourself so busy just to avoid it! But if you sit down for sometime and just look at your life, you’ll feel empty and you want to do something else. It is always there, either you address it or you don’t!
You can use your thought to create a physical situation but you cannot exist and actually move by using thought because it has only psychological and social relevance to life!