The story of My Life by Sri. Vethathiri Maharishi
CHAPTER – 24 THOUGHT FORCES
After resigning the Government job, I was able to give my undivided attention to my lungi business. Some technique invented at the dye works proved quite successful. The trade name, ‘Vethathiri Colour’, came to command prestige in business circles and among the public. The number of looms also went up, step by step. About a thousand looms plied now, turning out fabrics of quality and distinction. Sales rose to a total of Rupees 1,20,000/- a month.
At this time I was faced with a bottle neck in delivery of goods. We could not transport all our stock to Madras by train. I went in for a car at a cheap rate. When I spent a small amount for repairs and the car proved quite serviceable. Delivery of stock became prompt firm received specified cash payments on specific occasions such full so that the car could be used without any delay in an train. I now made it known to everyone that my car was at the disposal of Peace” were published in book form in the year 1957. My many number of incidents to illustrate its extraordinary potency. I found been announced that the train would be delayed by half an hour. steam engine can be stopped by thought force. I wanted to test this and I concentrated my mind on stopping the train. I have now
fully realised the extraordinary power of thought. I have also realised that I should not use this force for such purposes and conduct experiments like this anymore”. “Why, what is wrong with it?” “It is true that we could catch the train. But think of the thousand odd passengers, packed like sardines within the compartments. Am I not to be blamed for their suffering? I won’t put my psychic powers to such uses hereafter. I shall only utilise them for good, fully aware of the consequences”. I also found from experience that we could communicate our ideas through thought waves to another person, irrespective of distance. I wished.
On the fourth day after my saying so, we found the Phrases, exactly as I had given out, in his speech published in the papers. My friends were astonished. But I was not. Only, I was confirmed in resolution to be extra careful in utilising this gift in the days to come. There is certainly no limit to the potency of the mind. Yet, there is a certain correlation between natural phenomena and the Energy of the Universal Field. There are occasions when thought power could over ride even this Universal Energy. But defiance of Nature’s law and of the sum total of mankind’s thought impressions will bring about only harmful results. There is generally no harm in channelling our thought forces for good. But when this power is restricted in this scope and one wishes for the fulfilment of specific aims in a specified manner, there is bound to be some troubles. For example, a young man or a Young woman, at the proper age, may feel a desire for a partner with a good character and charming personality. There is nothing wrong in such a wish. Complications set in when such thoughts converge just one individual and there is insistence on securing that particular individual alone as spouse. Even if the laws of Nature and the mental trends of society at large are against it, what one wishes for can indeed happen; but one may not be able to achieve fulfilment in life.
The laws of Nature are really paramount. Next to these is the thought power of mankind. If an individual’s thoughts and efforts are in harmony with these two forces, he will not only succeed in life, but also achieve fulfilment. When an individual’s thought force goes against these two mighty currents, success is not easy. Even if success comes, it would prove a doubtful blessing. As a result of these researches I formulated a common Resoultion that will be useful for all. “May I be blessed with good health, long life, enough wealth, wisdom, prosperity and peace”. It was, again, during this period that many subtleties of psychology became clear to me. That the primordial Life Energy is latent in every human being, that it is what is generally referred to by people as Serpent Power (or Kundalini Sakthi) and that mind is nothing but the projection of this Life Energy. These eternal verities dawned on me during this period. I also realised that one could project this magnetic power of one’s own Life Force into others and do good to them.