Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mahavatar Responds to a VBV Comment Question

A comment was placed on Thursday’s Virtual-Babaji-Vishwananda blog  to which Mahavatar Babaji responds today.

Dear Mahavatar,

Question: What is the best way for us to change our thoughts? It seems that when I try and change my thoughts or I experience a thought that I wish to change, I might push the thought away or try and observe it and wait for it and its energy to pass. Or is it that through these concentration meditation techniques you have given to us will help us to be able to control the mind and to as easy as you say simply change our thoughts to be their more positive counterpart... 
thank you sincerely and humble pranams to you, Dear Mahavatar... (Deva)

Mahavatar Babaji’s Response:
When a twin thinks thoughts, his twin often hears the thoughts and feels the feelings of his twin. It is like this with the whole human race, but less noticeable to the individual than the twin connection. You all are one and you are connected through this Oneness. The fact is that down through the centuries of the soul’s sojourn on Earth, man has lost the ability to fully think for himself, as he allows the collective consciousness on Earth to influence his thought patterns. Add to this the mass media of this present time, and confusion and mind over-load may be the result for most. One’s thoughts and actions, most times, are dictated through the pressure of “what’s in” or “out” at the moment in the mass media and collective consciousness.

When one finds the Satguru, like Sri Swami Vishwananda, one of the first things that appears in the thoughts, after the Heart-Love-Connection is made, are the conflicting ways of the Satguru’s teachings and the different “teachings” of the collective consciousness on Earth today. This includes those held closest and dearest in one’s life.

The Yogis in the Himalayas of India have given to the world from ancient times the spiritual lessons they have learned from long years of Meditation in the solitude of the caves of these high sacred mountains. These Yogic Traditions have been passed down to mankind for many centuries through the Yogis’ teachings taken to the width and depth of India and into the rest of the world in contemporary times, especially.

Through these teachings, we know two ways that are always effective in stilling the mind and changing the thoughts are: (1) Chanting the Divine Name of one’s choice continuously until even in one’s sleep this name becomes a part of the incarnational self and Self. (2) The Himalayan Yogis know from centuries of study, practice and experience, that Meditation is the Royal Highway to the Divine, who is seated in every heart. As Swami Vishwananada teaches you: (Babaji chose these following two quotes of Sri Swami Vishwananda to include here).

“You have to look inside. When you turn inward, the Lord will reveal Himself to you and your Self will reveal itself to you. But you have to be sincere with yourself for that. You have to take your time and enjoy it. So many times people have said to me, “Oh, you know, half an hour of meditation is long enough, and one hour is way too long.” If you can’t do one hour meditation, you should not force yourself. If you can’t meditate for half an hour you should not do it. If you can only do it for one minute, then do a perfect one! Then there is one minute just between you and God, between you and Yourself – so enjoy it! It’s better than meditating for a whole day and not attaining anything!

“So keep practicing. I always say it and keep saying it all the time. When you make the effort, the Lord will run to you. It’s said, “Make one step towards God, and he will make a hundred towards you.” It’s true, you know. “The moment you are sincere with yourself and you make this one step, you’ll receive His grace. The door will be wide open, and you will see the Lord running to you! You know how beautiful it is, to experience that? How joyful it is! Words can’t express it. I can just say ‘joyful’, but it is beyond that. It even is beyond the word of Love itself! The mind can only imagine it, how it is to be continuously, constantly in Love. It’s marvelous. This type of love is unconditional. It’s without the expectation of anything in return. It’s just a flowing, a continuous flowing. Be this instrument, all of you! Don’t be scared to open up your heart; don’t be scared of getting hurt. Just love for the sake of loving. Just love because you are love. Just love because you have this fountain inside of you.

“But as long as you expect something in return, then you invite sadness and grief to come into your life. You will never be truly happy, because expectation is present. Even when you sit down for meditation, or when you are singing the name of God, don’t expect that God will appear in front of you. Many people do think this way. “A big light appears in front of you and Jesus says, “Hi, my child!” Remove this from your mind. Just do it because you love to do it.”

“When a thought is passing through your mind, you know about the thought. You know whether it is positive or negative. So, if it is positive, it will be constructive; feed it, then let it grow! But when it is negative, try not to feed it. Then you say to yourself, "This is not me," and let go of it.”

Dearest Deva, in these ways, one may change his thoughts with dedicated commitment and longing for the Divine above all the ever so enticing, Maha Maya, and the material world has to offer.

Mahavatar Babaji
Champion of the Whole Humanity  

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