Mind Reading should Begin from One’s Own Self.
It is no great art or acquisition to be able to read the mind of others. If your
mind is in tune with that of the other person, you can read his mind; but this
will be possible only if your mind is pure. There is a certain discipline, for
achieving this. So long as this discipline is practiced this power exists. When
it stops the power is lost. One who uses such power commercially, need not
necessarily be graced by God; and it is worthless if God’s grace is not there.
It is not essential to know each other’s language for knowing the mind.
Suppose a beggar from a different region comes to your door-step and sings
in his language. You cannot understand his song, but you certainly
understand that he is begging. Similarly, one may understand the broad
outline of the thoughts in the other person’s mind. It does not matter if the
actual meaning of the words is not understood. If the listener comes with a
keen interest, he automatically understands the essence of the speech.
However, if the listener is not keen, then in spite of the clarity of the
speaker, he does not really understand. Philosophical thought is eternal,
never-changing. It has to be expounded in different languages according to
the needs of place and time. Suppose we are travelling in a train. We remain
on our seat but are moving with the train continuously. Similarly, if we stick
to God, we shall reach our destination.
The lesson to learn from Rama’s life is that while in this human body, you
should do your duty properly in respect of everyone. Stand before Rama and
tell Him, ‘I am doing such and such a thing;’ and then do it. Remember God
while doing the work. You will then feel contented. If you remember,
‘whatever I do is due to the grace of God,’ how can pride grow? Focus the
searchlight inwardly on yourself. Find out where you have gone wrong. Don’t
learn logic and become merely argumentative. Do not scrutinize the sayings
of saints, for they are based on their personal experience. Their advice is in
very straight-forward language. People start their scrutiny from the
question, whether God exists or not; they get confused; and ultimately their
progress is thwarted. Scrutiny must be done accepting God as a fact.
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