Chapter 19 - Thought-Culture-3

3. Conservation And Proper Utilisation Of Thought-Energy

Just as energy is wasted in idle talk and gossiping, so also energy is wasted in entertaining useless thought.

Therefore, you should not waste even a single thought.

Do not waste even an iota of energy in useless thinking.

Conserve all mental energy.

Utilise it for higher spiritual purposes in divine contemplation, Brahma-Chintana and Brahma-Vichara.

Conserve all thought-energy and utilise it for meditation and helpful service to humanity.

Do not store in your brain useless information.

Learn to unwind the mind. Unlearn whatever you have learnt.

They are now useless for you.

Then only you can fill your mind with divine thoughts.

You will gain new mental strength as all the dissipated mental rays are collected now.

In physics you have the term 'power of orientation'. Though the mass of energy is there, the current will not flow.

It must be connected to the magnet and then the electric current will flow through the power of orientation.

Even so, the mental energy which is dissipated and misdirected in various worthless worldly concerns should be well-directed in proper spiritual channels.

NEXT : 4. Negative Thoughts

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....