The Bridge of Thoughts

From the teachings of Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Thought is the greatest force on earth. It is the most powerful weapon in the armour of a yogi. Constructive thought transforms, renews and builds. Thought is the primal force behind creation.

Think good of all and always do good actions. Serve, love, give and make others happy. Live to serve others, then you will reap happiness.

Each thought is a link in an end­less chain of causes and effects, each effect becoming a cause and each cause having been an effect. Each link in the endless chain is welded out of desire, thought and activity. A desire stimulates a thought; a thought embodies itself as an act. The act constitutes the web of destiny.

Your destiny is mapped out by your thoughts. The limit of your thought is the limit of your possibilities. Your circumstances and environments are the materialization of your thoughts. Whatever thought you cherish will be ultimat­ely realized.

As you think, so you become. As are your thoughts, so must be your life. Better thoughts bring better actions. Be careful of your thoughts. Whatever you send out of your mind comes back to you. If you hate another, hate will come back to you. If you love others, love will come back to you.

The world around you is only what you believe it to be. Pierce through the steel armour of biased thoughts and try to see the divinity in every object. Thought is a bridge that connects the human with the Divine. Send out a steady stream of thought and goodwill to all creation.