April 2020 \ Business & Investment \ COLUMN: YOGI ASHWINI MIND AND BODY

We are headed towards vikriti. While global warming ...

By Yogi Ashwini Ji
  • Yogi Ashwini Ji

We are headed towards vikriti. While global warming, soil erosion, oil spills, deforestation, holes in the ozone, depleting ground water, endangered species are some of the ‘gifts’ of man to the environment, a major human contribution which has eluded the interest of environmentalists is the pollutant called thought. While others contaminate the air, water and earth, it is the thoughts that pollute the ether.

It is well known that energy follows thought. That is, any phenomenon first manifests in thought and later in deed. In this sense, if we check pollution at the level of thoughts, the need for conservation will never arise.

Mastering the thought calls for mastering the five senses, so as to achieve the levels of stillness where even the eye muscles are at a state of rest. Every time the eyeballs move, a thought is born. While the entire body is in a state of rest when you sleep, eye muscles work constantly, that is, your senses/mind are constantly at play. When the senses are still, the mind is still and that is the state of dhyan. Interestingly, this is also the reason for constant ageing in you.

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