You are sitting under the Kalpavriksha

Human mind is like a Kalpavriksha or a wishing tree. Whatever you ask for becomes a reality. And developing the mind like a Kalpavriksha is in your hands.

The fundamental aspect of creating our lives the way we want is to direct our thoughts and feelings towards that which we want our lives to shape and blossom into. The essential part here is to use the power of the mind to make it happen. Manifesting and creating what we want in our lives is fundamentally and essentially dependent on how our mind and emotions are focused. Accordingly, they flower and blossom. This power of the mind needs to be developed so that everything in you is naturally driven towards it because the way you think is the way you feel, the way you feel is the way you act, and the way you act is in which direction your life will naturally go. So the power of the mind which is the basis of almost everything that human beings have created on this planet has to be harnessed.

Almost everything that is humanly made on this planet was first created in human mind. So how we organize and focus our minds within ourselves will be the basis of how and what direction our life flows. If one looks at this carefully, for most human beings 90 per cent of their thought process happens haphazardly, without any particular purpose or focus. When the mind is happening in such a haphazard and unfocused way, naturally life will also happen in the same way, because what you see as life, what you see as the world around you is just a magnified impact of human mind. The human societies are just magnified manifestation of what's happening in the human mind. We talk about big issues like peaceful world and beautiful world when there is no peaceful mind and beautiful mind. Unless we make this happen within ourselves, manifesting this on the outside will not happen. Using the power of the mind or manifesting the power of the mind is traditionally called chit shakthi. Today, modern science is proving that the whole existence is just a reverberation of energy. What you call a thought is also a reverberation. If you create or generate a powerful thought and let it out, it always comes true. The problem right now is there are so many contradictory thoughts which are killing each other or fighting with each other within one's own mind that manifesting what you want seem to be so difficult.

The reason why for one person success comes so easy and naturally, while for another it's a struggle that one person thinks the way he wants to and another thinks against himself. So by using the chit shakthi or the power of mind, one can manifest and create what he wants in his life. There is a beautiful story in the yogic lore. A man went for a walk and accidentally walked into paradise. After the long walk he felt a little tired. He thought, "I wish I could rest somewhere." He saw a nice beautiful tree beneath which there was wonderful soft grass. So he went and slept on the grass for a few hours. He woke up well rested. Then he thought, "Oh! I'm hungry. I wish I had something to eat." He thought of all the nice things he ever wanted to eat and all of them just appeared in front of him. After the sumptuous food, he thought, "oh! I'm thirsty; I wish I had something to drink." He thought of all the drinks that he ever wanted to drink and all of them appeared in front of him. After he drank some alcohol, he went back to his original nature. Do you remember Charles Darwin? He said that all human beings are actually monkeys; our tails fell off and we became humans. Though the tails fell off long time ago, the monkey-nature comes back with the slightest provocation.

In yoga, human mind is referred to as markata or the monkey. We are referring the mind as a monkey because of its wandering nature. The word monkey has also become synonymous with imitation. If you say you are monkeying somebody, it means imitating someone. It's a fulltime job of your mind. So an un established mind is referred to as a monkey. When this monkey became active in the person who went to paradise, he thought, "what the hell is happening here? I asked for food, food came. I asked for drink, drink came. Maybe there are ghosts around." He looked and there were ghosts. The moment he saw them he got terrified, he said, "oh there are ghosts around here, may be they will torture me." And the ghost started torturing him, and he started screaming and yelling in pain. He said, "oh these ghosts are torturing me, they're going to kill me." And he died. The problem was he was sitting under. a wishing tree or a Kalpavriksha. Whatever he asked for became a reality. You are also constantly sitting under a Kalpavriksha.A well-established human mind is referred to as a Kalpavriksha or a wishing tree. In this mind, what ever you ask for becomes a reality. You need to develop the mind to a point where it becomes a Kalpavriksha, not a source of madness.

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