Thursday, July 30, 2009



One day and his disciple arrived to the big city. They had no money with them, but they needed food and a place to stay. The disciple was sure that they were going to beg for their food, and sleep in the park at night.

Disciple: "There is a big park not far from here. We can sleep there tonight."

"In the open air?" asked the yogi.

"Yes", responded the student.

The yogi smiled and said: "No, tonight we are going to sleep in a hotel and eat there too."

The student was amazed, "How?"

"Come", said the yogi "sit down".

They both sat down on the ground and the yogi said: "When you focus your mind intently on any subject, it comes to pass."

The yogi closed his eyes and started to meditate in full concentration. After about ten minutes he got up and started to walk, with his disciple following him. They walked through several streets and alleys until they arrived to a hotel.

"Come, let’s enter inside", the yogi said to his disciple.

They just set foot in the entrance, when a well-dressed man approached them.

"I am the manager of this hotel. You look like travelling swamis and I believe you have no money. Would you like to work in the kitchen, and in return I’ll give you food and place to stay?"

"Fine" responded the yogi.

The disciple was perplexed and asked yogi: "do you use any magic? How did you do that?"

The yogi smiled at him and answered, "I wanted to show you how the power of thoughts works. When you think with full and strong concentration, and your mind does not resist the subject of your thought, your thought materializes."

"The secret is concentrating, visualizing, seeing details, having faith and projecting mental and emotional energy into the mental scene. These are general prerequisites. When your mind is empty from thoughts, any one single thought that is allowed to enter gains a very great power. One should be very careful what he thinks of. A concentrated thought is powerful and exerts a very strong influence.

The disciple looked at his teacher and said, "I see that I have to sharpen my concentration in order to be able to use this power."

"Yes, this is the first step", responded the yogi.