Hindu concept of Thought and Matter-Swami Vivekananda
When part of infinity comes in a spherical space of time,space,Vibratory creation and causation,it becomes the finite universe in the infinity.Remove the network and all in One.I will put the picture of how it looks once I paint and scan it.
Within this network of time,space,causation and vibratory creation is the sound Om. Anāhata Śabda, the great sound Om, of which the innumerable sounds of the universe are only so many echoes.
The sound Aum is divided into two parts Vidya(Knowledge) and Avidya(Ignorance).When Avidya is man increases,he develops demonic qualities.When Vidya(Knowledge of love and Unselfishness through spiritual practice) increases,man develops saintly qualities.There is no Satan in Hinduism.So knowledge is also Him and Ignorance is also Him.Hence Aghori do not see the world as good or bad but God Himself.The network of time,space and causation ceases to exist in him. Aghori works for the good of humanity.
But it is a most difficult thing to give up the clinging to this universe; few ever attain to that. There are two ways to do that, mentioned in our books. One is called the ‘neti, neti‘ (not this, not this), the other is called the ‘iti‘ (this); the former is the negative, and the latter is the positive way. The negative way is the most difficult. It is only possible to the men of the very highest, exceptional minds and gigantic wills who simply stand up and say, “No, I will not have this,” and the mind and body obey their will, and they come out successful. But such people are very rare. The vast majority of mankind choose the positive way, the way through the world, making use of all the bondage themselves to break those very bondage. This is also a kind of giving up; only it is done slowly and gradually, by knowing things, enjoying things and thus obtaining experience, and knowing the nature of things until the mind lets them all go at last and becomes unattached. The former way of obtaining non-attachment is by reasoning, and the latter way is through work and experience. The first is the path of Jnana-Yoga, the second is that of Karma-Yoga, in which there is no cessation from work. Every one must work in the universe. Only those who are perfectly satisfied with the Self, whose desires do not go beyond the Self, whose mind never strays out of the Self, to whom the Self is all in all, only those do not work. The rest must work. A current rushing down of its own nature falls into a hollow and makes a whirlpool, and, after running a little in that whirlpool, it emerges again in the form of the free current to go on unchecked.
Always remember this–Thought and Matter are co-existent.What you think,that you create and what you do not think you eliminate from your system.Think great thoughts and good thoughts.Only then spirituality becomes effective.The more evil you see the more evil you create.Good and Evil is because of cause and effect.Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.Every duty is also action,where immediate duty is required and we show laziness,there is an opposite reaction.Ask the divinity within you to guide you in every action.
The more you move toward truth,the more you eliminate ignorance.If you think the entire world is nothing but light of consciousness or pure soul,that you will create.If you think world is full of darkness,that you will create.If you think someone else from outside the universe is creating good and evil,you are absolutely wrong.You are the creator.
Whatever man desires, he gets. If you always dream of having a body, you will get another body. When this body goes away he wants another, and goes on begetting body after body. Love matter and you become matter. You first become animals. When I see a dog gnawing a bone, I say, “Lord help us!” Love body until you become dogs and cats! Still degenerate, until you become minerals — all body and nothing else.
Just see what it takes to become a philosopher! This is the path of Jnâna Yoga, the way through knowledge. The other paths are easy, slow, … but this is pure strength of mind. No weakling can follow this path of knowledge. You must be able to say “I am the Soul, the ever free; I never was bound. Time is in me, not I in time. God was born in my mind. God the Father, Father of the universe — he is created by me in my own mind.Do you call yourselves philosophers? Show it! Think of this, talk of this, and help each other in this path, and give up all superstition!
It’s Your Outlook That Matters: It is our own mental attitude, which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light–Vivekananda
Life is Beautiful,believe in this world – that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves!–Vivekananda
We are responsible, and how do we come to mischief? You may say, “I was born poor and miserable. I remember the hard struggle all my life.” Philosophers say that you are to blame. You do not mean to say that all this sprang up without any cause whatever? You are a rational being. Your life is not without cause, and you are the cause. You manufacture your own life all the time. You make and mold your own life. You are responsible for yourself. Do not lay the blame upon anybody, any Satan. You will only get punished a little more-Swami Vivekananda
Go on saying, “I am free”. Never mind if the next moment delusion comes and says, “I am bound.” Dehypnotise the whole thing.
This truth is first to be heard. Hear it first. Think on it day and night. Fill the mind with it day and night: “I am It. I am the Lord of the universe. Never was there any delusion…. ” Meditate upon it with all the strength of the mind till you actually see these walls, houses, everything, melt away — until body, everything, vanishes. “I will stand alone. I am the One.” Struggle on! “Who cares! We want to be free; we do not want any powers. Worlds we renounce; heavens we renounce; hells we renounce. What do I care about all these powers, and this and that! What do I care if the mind is controlled or uncontrolled! Let it run on. What of that! I am not the mind, Let it go on!”
The sun shines on the just and on the unjust. Is he touched by the defective character of anyone? “I am He. Whatever my mind does, I am not touched. The sun is not touched by shining on filthy places, I am Existence.”
Whatever you dream and think of, you create. If it is hell, you die and see hell. If it is evil and Satan, you get a Satan. If ghosts, you get ghosts. Whatever you think, that you become. If you have to think, think good thoughts, great thoughts. This taking for granted that you are weak little worms! By declaring we are weak, we become weak, we do not become better. Suppose we put out the light, close the windows, and call the room dark. Think of the nonsense! What good does it do me to say I am a sinner? If I am in the dark, let me light a lamp. The whole thing is gone. Yet how curious is the nature of men! Though always conscious that the universal mind is behind their life, they think more of Satan, of darkness and lies. You tell them the truth — they do not see it; they like darkness better
By work alone, men may get to where Buddha got largely by meditation or Christ by prayer. Buddha was a working Jnani, Christ was a Bhakta, but the same goal was reached by both of them.Sometimes I agree that there is some good in the dualistic method: it helps many who are weak.
If a man wants you to show him the polar star, you first point out to him a bright star near it, then a less bright star, then a dim star, and then the polar star. This process makes it easy for him to see it. All the various practices and training’s, are but the rudiments of religion, the kindergartens of religion.
But then I think of the other side. How long will the world have to wait to reach the truth if it follows this slow, gradual process? How long? And where is the surety that it will ever succeed to any appreciable degree? It has not so far. After all, gradual or not gradual, easy or not easy to the weak, is not the dualistic method based on falsehood? Are not all the prevalent religious practices often weakening and therefore wrong? They are based on a wrong idea, a wrong view of man. Would two wrong make one right? Would the lie become truth? Would darkness become light?We know that Moksha is the nature of the soul,why waste time and energy on temporary heaven and hell created by your thoughts. If you cannot realize salvation in this life, what proof is there that you can realize it in the life or lives to come?You are the infinite Soul,there is no place you can go,you are everywhere.
The essence of Vedanta(Conclusion of the Vedas) is that there is but one Being and that every soul is that Being in full, not a part of that Being.
Any point in an infinity is the center of infinity and is infinity if full not part of infinity.(No one can refute this science)
You have to grow from inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Why is there so much disturbance, so much fighting and quarreling in the name of God? There has been more bloodshed in the name of God than for any other cause, because people never went to the fountain-head; they were content only to give a mental assent to the customs of their forefathers, and wanted others to do the same. What right has a man to say he has a soul if he does not feel it, or that there is a God if he does not see Him? If there is a God we must see Him, if there is a soul we must perceive it; otherwise it is better not to believe. It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.
There is a Hindu legend that the Lord was once incarnated on earth as a pig. He had a pig mate and in course of time several little pigs were born to Him. He was very happy with His family, living in the mire, squealing with joy, forgetting His divine glory and lordship. The gods became exceedingly concerned and came to the earth to beg Him to give up the pig body and return to heaven. But the Lord would have none of that; He drove them away. He said He was very happy and did not want to be disturbed. Seeing no other course, the gods destroyed the pig body of the Lord. At once He regained His divine majesty and was astonished that He could have found any joy in being a pig.
Wash yourself again and again until you are cleansed of all the superstitions that have clung to you through the ages.
People behave in the same way. Whenever they hear of the Impersonal God, they say, “What will become of my individuality? — my individuality will go!” Next time that thought comes, remember the pig, and then think what an infinite mine of happiness you have, each one of you. How pleased you are with your present condition! But when you realize what you truly are, you will be astonished that you were unwilling to give up your sense-life. What is there in your personality? It is any better than that pig life? And this you do not want to give up!
‘God created man after His own image.’ That is wrong. Man creates God after his own image. That is right. Throughout the universe we are creating gods after our own image. “
There is no help for you outside of yourself; you are the creator of the universe. Like the silkworm you have built a cocoon around yourself…. Burst your own cocoon and come out aw the beautiful butterfly, as the free soul. Then alone you will see Truth.