Sunday, August 09, 2009

THOUGHT - a wonderful tool in our disposal

I was watching a YouTube video of the noted philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurthy giving a talk in Washington in 1985 or ’86. He was talking about thought and time, which are reasons behind our fear. I was ‘thinking’ over this and have discovered what a very important aspect of our life he was talking about –thought. Thought is the root of all our miseries and happiness, fear and courage, success and failure and every other duality we encounter in our life. What a tremendously powerful concept is this thought. Just imagine. It is the secret of everything. This is the Holy Grail. And it is inside us and in our control. The way you think the way you perceive all other experiences. If you want to be happy you will be. If you think you won’t think of past sorrows and other hurt-feelings you can do easily as long as you resolve not to think of it. You think you want to be successful, you focus all your actions towards your goal and eventually you become successful. You think you will look at this world in a particular way, and you see them as you wanted. It’s instant. It’s tangible. It’s obvious. Still we forget. When in deep sorrow, we run hither and thither to alleviate it, without realizing that the potion is within us.