The 3 Ws
Your destiny is in your hand, mind, and heart, It includes both spiritual as well as material destiny.
Please remember the 3 W’s:
- Wish it
- Will for it
- Work for it
Importance of Mind and Thought
मन एव मनुष्याणां कारणं बन्धमोक्षयोः
mana eva manushyanam karanam bandha mokshayoh
Your thoughts are the cause or determining factor for your happiness or unhappiness, spiritual liberation or material bondage.
You are the Immortal Soul
If you think you are weak, you are weak. If you tell yourself you are strong, you become strong. If you think you are being controlled by material factors, you become bound by matter, mind, intellect, and ego. If you think you are the Immortal Spirit or Soul, nothing can bind you, nothing can make you miserable. You’ll be immune to nervousness, depression, and stress. You can only make or break your destiny. For making your destiny you need Self Realization. Know Thy Self. For Self-Realization, you need to practice Kriya Yoga daily, sincerely, and lovingly. Your Soul or Inner Self is God and you are as powerful as God. If you believe it, you have it. It is as simple as that.
Believe in God
To overcome daily identity crises, it is wise and practical to be positive always. Believe in God and that you are the Immortal Child of God. Please don’t stop here. Go a step further. Be bold enough to face the Truth i.e, God the Father and God the Son are One. Creator and Creation are One. You are the manifested Power of God.
तत् त्वम् असि – tat twam asi
अहं ब्रह्म अस्मि – aham brahmam asmi
सर्वं खल्विदं ब्रह्म – sarvaṁ khalu idaṁ brahmam
That Thou Art
I am the Power of God
All these and those are the Power of God
The above are some of the Truths declared in the Holy Scriptures of ancient India, the Vedas, and Vedanta. They have guided billions and billions of people like us over the last thousands and thousands of years, and even now. The only thing you need to do is to control and regulate your mind and jettison the ideas of wrong and Non-God identification. As you think so you become. There is an all-time great Yogic Scripture known as Astaavakra Samhita or
muktabhimané mukto hi baddho baddhabhimanyapi
Kim-vadant’éha satye’yam ya matih sa gatir bhavet
If you think you are free and liberated, you are free; if you think you are bound and not liberated, you remain bound.
As you think, so you become
As you think so you become is a popular saying and it is quite true. But we all know how difficult it is to control, regulate and guide the mind. We should not be discouraged. Lord Krishna has advised in The Bhagavad Gita that by repeated practice and inner detachment or a feeling of detachment, one can succeed in regulating and guiding the mind. You only are your friend or foe. For this you should not try to control; the mind. You may feel discouraged because it is very difficult. Instead, practice Kriya Yoga, at least twice daily, sincerely and lovingly. Your mind will be automatically controlled. Also in this regard, the instructions of our first ever Satguru, Lord Krishna in The Bhagavad Gita, Ch.6 V 5 and 6, are very enlightening,
उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् |
आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मन: || 5||
uddhared ātmanātmānaṁ nātmānam avasādayet
ātmaiva hyātmano bandhur ātmaiva ripur ātmanaḥ
Lord Krishna says, By your inner Higher Self try to help your Lower or biological Self. Don’t allow your Lower Self to be weak and exhausted. Because you are your friend, you guide your Lower Self by your Higher or Spiritual Self. If not, you are your enemy.
बन्धुरात्मात्मनस्तस्य येनात्मैवात्मना जित: |
अनात्मनस्तु शत्रुत्वे वर्ते तात्मैव शत्रुवत् || 6||
bandhur ātmātmanas tasya yenātmaivātmanā jitaḥTHE BHAGAVAD GITA Chapter6 Verse6
anātmanas tu śhatrutve vartetātmaiva śhatru-vat
Lord Krishna also teaches, ” These persons who can control and guide their Lower Self are their own friend. And those who can’t do it are their own enemies”. Please practice Kriya Yoga daily, sincerely, correctly, and lovingly. If you have not taken Kriya Yoga training, please do as soon as possible. Be your own friend and make a success of your very, very valuable & priceless life.
I pray to god and our merciful Gurus to Bless you, Guide you, Protect you and Inspire you.
With Love and Blessings to you. Humbly,
Paramahansa Atmananda Ji