If we closely study the action of mind upon mind, of mind over matter, of mind over the human body, we will find that each man is a power in himself. We will have to develop the potential faculties by self-restraint and mastery over the passions. When mind is so much powerful, what to speak anything of the glory of Soul, who is the storehouse of everything, who is the infinite, inexhaustible central magazine of power, knowledge and bliss from whom the little mind borrows its light and power!
ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE POWER OF MIND
Whenever any fire-accident or any other kind of accident occurs, how agile and nimble we are! Do we not exhibit wonderful powers? We jump over a huge wall, save many children, run amidst fire boldly and carry things. All psychic faculties, memory, imagination, will, etc., are at play. Chivalry, intrepidity, undaunted spirit, mercy and various other noble virtues are exhibited by we. Wherefrom did we draw these faculties and powers? From this, we can conclude that we are, in reality, all-powerful. There is a big, magnanimous magazine of power inside. Go to the source by meditation and tap it. We will get everything. Rely on the Self within.
If we get a telegram at 12 a.m. on a hot day in summer, which informs us that our father is seriously ailing in our native village which is twenty miles distant, at once we leave even our food and begin to gallop. Though we our-self are not in good health at that time, we do not mind anything as we are very anxious to see our loving father. We even run the whole distance and reach the place within a couple of hours. Then we begin to wonder, What! I was myself very sick. The day was very hot. I have covered a distance of twenty miles within two hours. What a marvel it is!. This clearly shows that we are, in reality, all-powerful. The mind possesses various kinds of powers and faculties. They lie dormant. We will have to awaken them.
Tomorrow we will look into the six important powers of mind. 🙂
Mind – Its Mysteries and Control by Sri Swami Sivananda