the world, there are as many thoughts as the living beings. The truth
is that every person has numerous thoughts. It is by virtue of his
thoughts that he attains either salvation or transmigration. Salvation
will come only when all thoughts would come to an end. That is why the
scriptures declare that the hoarded or accumulated thoughts of living
beings cause births and deaths for them again and again.
The thoughts are of various types and each thought has its hidden
import. The thoughts which are soaked in attachment and illusion, form
the basis of transmigration. But the thoughts which are immersed in
selfless service (seva), lead one to salvation. The flow of thoughts in
the mind knows no end. Not a single moment passes without those, so
much so, that during sleep even, they occur in the form of dreams. What
are those thoughts? Desire for anything assumes the form of a thought.
The moment a desire to attain something or the other, arises in the
mind, that very moment, man is thrown into an ocean of thoughts. These
very thoughts become the basis of resolutions and options which cause
one to enter into different forms after death. Whatever the nature of
thought at the time of death determines the next form or birth for that
the doubts and desires should be made to merge with the Shabd or Word
[the Divine Current of Light and Sound], to get rid of horrible
consequences of innumerable births and transmigration. Except for the
desire to recite Naam, no other desire should take hold of the
mind......By remembering the Lord, one attains God-realization and when
this stage is reached, then there is no need to resort to any other
means of attain salvation [moksha].
-- The Second Spiritual Master, in, The Shri Paramhans Advait Mat Granth
excerpted from a huge, authoritative collection of satsang discourses,
provides one with valuable insight into the mechanics of thought and
desires, this process of creating reality. Here, a "law of attraction"
is not solely dedicated to a materialistic life confined to the
physical plane. One is instructed to remember God, to practice
Remembrance (Simran) of God's Name, and merge one's attention (Surat)
into the Positive or God-Power of the Inner Light and Sound (Shabd),
rising above the ocean of forms, thoughts, desires, karmas, the
creation of countless lives and deaths, with the goal being moksha,
getting off the wheel of transmigration.
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