MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 18-15.
Chapter 18. The Power Of Thought-15.
15. Independent And Original Thinking.
Thinkers are very few in this world. Most of us do not know what right thinking is.
Thinking is shallow in the vast majority of persons.
Deep thinking needs intense Sadhana (practice).
It takes innumerable births for the proper evolution of the mind.
Then only it can think deeply and properly.
A man who speaks the truth and has moral purity has always powerful thoughts.
One who has controlled anger by long practice has tremendous thought power.
If a Yogin whose thought is very powerful speaks one word, it will produce tremendous impression on the minds of others.
Independent and original thinking is resorted to by the Vedantins.
Vedantic Sadhana (Manana, reflection) demands a sharp intellect.
Hard thinking, persistent thinking, clear thinking, thinking to the roots of all problems, to the very fundamentals of the situations, to the very presuppositions of all thoughts and being is the very essence of Vedantic Sadhana.
You will have to abandon an old idea, however strong and ingrained it may be, when you get a new, elevating idea in its stead.
If you have no courage to face the results of your thinking, to swallow the conclusions of your thinking, whatever they may mean to you personally, you should never take the trouble to philosophise.
Take up to devotion.
NEXT : 16. Applied Thinking And Sustained Thinking
To be continued ....