In the movie, ‘Home Alone’, a little boy (protagonist) wishes his family would disappear and his mother warns him to be careful about what he wishes as it could come true! Sure enough, the next day he wakes up to find himself all alone at home, without his family.
Subjective perception is essentially mental. The world could not exist if there was no mind (or the five senses) to perceive it. This is the ‘Tanmantra Doctrine’ of Vedic philosophy – each person’s ‘world’ is absolutely in accordance to his mental-attitude. Our wishes ‘create’ our world. When one is quiet, meditative, calm, centred or becomes a neutral ‘seer’, the world has no joys, sorrows, ups, downs, pain, attachments, enjoyments, high-highs or low-lows. Man himself ‘projects’ these emotions through his subjective perception, which then becomes his ‘world’. So, one’s entire world is the mind, which disappears in sleep!
Consciousness is pure ether (akash) and the world is but energy waves, transmitted as signals from the five senses to the mind (the perceiver) through cerebral cables and nervous-system network. The mind interprets things like solid, liquid, forms, colours, tastes and sounds, which are all mental perceptions. The mind then interprets emotions like joy, sorrow, love, hate, likes and dislikes.
This ‘world’ of matter returns to us everything that we give to it. Pleasure, pain, aversion, hatred, affection, sympathy, love, compassion, talents, material things – in short, whatever we give (without monetary consideration) returns to us in the same proportion – no less, no more… and there are no lapses in this Cosmic Law of Nature – every smile and every tear you give another, comes back to you.
The cosmic mind, of which our human mind is a faint reflection, is the architect of all patterns and rhythms of time and space. Our mind-set, our mental-conditioning, our physical body (its health or ill-health), climate, servants, society, family, friends, foes, environment, food, migration, travel, spouse, kids, opportunities, setbacks, accidents, obstacles, relationships – all of which consume our days and nights on earth, are spun out of the mind in its various previous aspects.
‘Ask and you shall be given’, is a very potent and powerful occult law – so be careful what you ask for – it may come true! Whatever thoughts, beliefs, opinions, theories you write or impress on your mind, you shall experience them as the objective manifestation of circumstances and events. What you write on the inside, you will experience on the outside.
Your brain is the organ of your receiving mind and when your mind is convinced of the thought, it is sent to the solar plexus, where it becomes a reality and manifests in your experience. The American essayist, Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Man is what he thinks all day long.”
William James, the father of American psychology, said that the power to move the world is in your mind. Your mind is one with infinite intelligence and boundless wisdom. It is fed by hidden springs and is called the law of life. Whatever you impress upon your mind, the latter will move heaven and earth to bring to you. You must, therefore, impress it with right ideas and constructive thoughts. The reason there is so much chaos and misery in the world is because people do not understand the interaction of their conscious and subconscious minds. When these two principles work in accord, in concord, in peace and synchronously together, you will have health, happiness, peace and joy. There is no sickness or discord when the conscious and subconscious work together harmoniously and peacefully.
The tomb of Hermes was opened with great expectancy and a sense of wonder because people believed that the greatest secret of all ages was contained therein. The secret was: “as within, so without; as above, so below.” In other words, whatever is impressed in your mind is expressed on the screen of space and time. This same truth was proclaimed by Moses, Isaiah, Jesus, Buddha, Zoroaster, Lao Tzu and all the illuminated seers of the ages. Whatever you feel as true subjectively, is expressed as conditions, experiences and events. Motion and emotion must balance. As in heaven (your own mind), so on earth (in your body and environment) – this is the great law of life.
You will find in nature, the law of action and reaction, of rest and motion. These two must balance, then there will be harmony and equilibrium. You are here to let the life principle flow through you rhythmically and harmoniously. If you think negatively, destructively, and viciously, these thoughts generate destructive emotions, and must be expressed and find an outlet. These emotions, being of negative nature, are frequently expressed as ulcers, heart trouble, tension and anxieties.
What is your idea of feeling about yourself now? Every part of your being expresses that idea. Your vitality, body, financial status, friends and social status represent a perfect reflection of the idea you have of yourself. This is the real meaning of what is impressed in your mind and which is expressed in all phases of your life. We injure ourselves by negative ideas if we entertain the same. How often have you wounded yourself by getting angry, fearful, jealous or vengeful? You are not born with these negative attitudes. Feed your mind with life-giving thoughts and you will wipe out all the negative patterns lodged therein!