While climbing the mountain life
A cosmic scale measures all our deeds:
Black and White
All our thinking and doing
Is dependent on our state of mind
How many things we do
That are wrong
In this state
Only to regret them
After a few moments…
A word too much
A deed too less…
A word too less
A deed too much…
A word wrongly chosen
A deed wrongly made…
Therefore, think twice
Before doing or speaking…
When a person is seen as bad
Then even his good deeds
Are judged, condemned within this framework
An excerpt from the book: “Morning Talks” – by Sant Kirpal Singh
Once Akbar, who was a great Emperor of India, was told by his minister that thoughts were very potent and that great care should be taken in what we think of others. Akbar asked his minister how he knew this. The minister said, “All right, I will give you a concrete example. Let us go outside.” So both of them went outside and they saw one man coming towards them at a distance of a few furlongs. The minister said to the king, “Look here, just think something about this man in your mind and when he comes near, you might ask him what crossed his mind at that time. You are only to look and think.” The king thought in his mind that this man should be shot. The man approached the king and the king asked him, “When you saw my face, what thoughts crossed your mind?” The man said, “Emperor, excuse me, but I thought that I should beat you with my fists and break your head.” So thoughts are very potent. If you think evil of others, the other man will react. You should be careful how you speak to people. If you speak ill to another and say “You are a fool” and things like that, or if somebody calls you a name and you react in the same way, what is the result? There will be a flare-up. A man calls you once, twice and that results in a fight. This is by words, their very root is the thought. A man speaks out of the abundance of his heart. Whatever is lying there, those things take the form of words, then words lead to fighting. So don’t hurt the feelings of others, in thought, word or deed.
One is so ashamed of some deeds
That one represses them, denies them
Concealed behind lies…
Our deeds and feelings
Words, and thoughts
Are reflected back to us
As a mirror image….
Many politicians are good inventors in words
But are they also good inventors in deeds?…
How big is our contribution
For the world – good or bad?
How many thoughts are bad of us
That make the world worse?
How many of them are good
To make it better?
We keep silent because we don’t know
Because we have an attitude of indifference
Because we let our thoughts run free
Spreading like fire uncontrolled
Every day we fill the world
With good and bad thoughts
Like infecting viruses
A battle of good and evil
Consciousness is being aware
Where our thoughts lead
What direction they take
When not knowing
We stumble, we fall
Hurt each other
Running after our own thoughts
They carry us from joy to sorrow
In the ups and downs of life
As resonance of all our thoughts
Of our words and deeds
One beat of a butterfly’s wings
Changes the whole world
A single thought as well…
We are the waves of past deeds and thoughts
Waves that meet the shore of time
Memories of today, yesterday and tomorrow
In a cosmic cycle…
Many of us do not even notice
When our behavior
Through words, gestures and deeds
Hurt the feelings of others
In such a way we are blind to ourselves…
Many questions come
Addressed to ourselves:
How has my life been so far?
What have I done wrong?
What can I improve in the future?
So much dirt in my thoughts
Garbage in words and deeds
Pyramid top of a now and here
Time to take stock
Who I was, who I am
How many people have I hurt
In the hamster wheel of equal deeds
Shame on myself
Every thought, every word, every action
Has a heavyweight
When they hurt
It’s banging against the walls
Of one’s own heart
The scale shows
Where we stand
Honesty and confession may help
To cleanse us from dirt
To become a better person…
Time to bring about the change in us…
There are many who cling to their power
Who do not want to make room for others
Power is also taken away from them
Whether they like it or not
When death knocks at their door
However, there is justice for everyone:
The mirror of our actions, thoughts and words
Is already waiting for us…
We sow the wind and reap the storm…
To cultivate and develop the five cardinal virtues which constitute the bedrock of spirituality.
1. Ahimsa or Non-injury to all living creatures, and more so to fellow beings, by thoughts, words and deeds the injunction in this behalf being: Injure not a human heart for it is the seat of God. We must have respect for others feelings and tolerance for others opinions.
2. Satayam or Truthfulness: As God is Truth, we must practice Truth in all our dealings. If Truth resides in every heart, it must manifest itself in life and action. Be true to thyself and it must follow as night the day, thou canst not be false to any man. We must therefore avoid falsehood at all costs. It includes, besides downright lies, hypocrisy and dishonesty, suppresso veri [suppression of truth], and suggestio falsi [suggestions of false ideas].
3. Brahmcharya or life of Chastity: It includes continence in thoughts, words and deed-houghts within, for Chastity is life and sexuality is death. If we want to tread the Path of Life Eternal, we must be chaste and clean both within and without.
4. Prem or love for all living creatures and more so for all human beings. Let there be hatred for none. The entire manifestation is the handiwork of God and must therefore be loved and respected. He who does not know love, cannot know God.
5. Nishkam Seva or Selfless Service to all living creatures in sorrow and distress. If one limb of the body is in torture, the other limbs can have no rest. Service before self should therefore be our motto in life.