The Secret behind your thoughts

The Secret behind your thoughts

How does a thought arise? “The mechanism of thought” has never been explained before, by anybody, anywhere. To understand how a thought arises, needs an amount of established consciousness and silence in you!

When silent, your mind is calm, unexcited and your memory is subdued – then, no thought arises.

When the mind is excited and the memory is stimulated, the chitta – your recording apparatus – is stimulated. Then, they jointly produce an impulse of energy – which is a thought.

Thoughts come and you will recognise them as they come. You don’t recognise a thought before it comes.It is impossible to know a thought before it comes.You only know thoughts as they come.

If they are stupid, you’ll simply smile at them, laugh at them and they will move away! Sometimes you are even amazed at them! “Such a stupid thought is coming into my mind!” – Then you wonder, “Where did it come from” ? If it is an ingenious thought, you go, “Wow!” Even then you wonder, “What a great thought has come up ! That is excellent ! It’s a great idea !”

When your inner faculties are strong and powerful, then you will let go of the stupid thoughts, you don’t act on them – instead, you will act on those thoughts that you find beneficial.

Thoughts arise anyway, but you choose to act, or not act. This is what awareness brings in you. If you are not aware, you simply act on the strongest impulse, or the strongest thought. But, when you’re alert, then you choose to act.

It’s like a person, who is walking in his sleep. He has no control over where he’s walking, or what he’s doing. He simply walks! But, the moment you’re awake, and you’re walking, then you choose to walk, either left, or right, this way, or that way. That is the only difference.

*Today, almost everyone is a sleepwalker ! There are very few, who are aware and then act. Today, most actions are like sleepwalking! People are not aware. *

When you meditate there is keenness of observation. You become totally relaxed, yet at the same time, you possess sharpness of awareness, the strength of intelligence.

Contributed by: Col. Prakash tewari

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