Friday, July 24, 2009



You can influence another man without any audible language. What is wanted is concentration of thought that is directed by the will. This is telepathy.

Here is an exercise for your practice in telepathy. Think of your friend or cousin who is living in a distant land. Bring a clear-cut image of his face to your mind. If you have his photo, look at it and speak to it audibly. When you retire to bed think of the picture with intense concentration. He will write to you the desired letter the following day or so. Try this yourself. Do not doubt. You will be quite surprised.

You will get success and firm conviction in the science of telepathy. Sometimes when you are writing something or reading a newspaper, suddenly you get a message from someone near and dear to you. You think of him suddenly. He has sent a message to you. He has thought of you seriously.

Thought vibrations travel faster than light or electricity. In such instances the subconscious mind receives the messages or impressions and transmits the same to the conscious mind.

If you have comprehensive understanding of the working of the thought vibration, if you know the technique of controlling the thoughts, if you know the method of transmitting beneficial thoughts to others at a distance by forming clear cut, well defined powerful thought waves, you can use this thought power a thousand fold more effectively. Thought work wonders.

A wrong thought binds. A right thought liberates. Therefore, think rightly and attain freedom. Unfold the occult powers hidden within you by understanding and realizing the powers of the mind. Close your eyes. Slowly concentrate. You can see distant objects, hear distant sounds, send messages to any part of the other planets as well, heal persons thousands of miles off from you and move about to distant places in no time.

Believe in the powers of mind. Interests, attention, will, faith and concentration will bring the desired fruit. Remember that mind is born of the Atman through His maya or illusory power.

You can aid a friend in trouble by transmitting to him thoughts of comforts, right from the place where you are. You can help a friend in search of truth by thoughts clear and definite of the truths you know.

You can send into mental atmosphere thoughts which will raise, purify and inspire all who are sensible to them.

If you send out a loving, helpful thought to another man, it leaves your brain, goes directly to that man, raises a similar thought of love in his mind and returns back to you with redoubled force.

Therefore, understand the laws of thought, raise only thoughts of mercy, love and kindness from your mind and be happy always.

When you send out a useful thought to help others, it must have a definite positive purpose and aim. Then only it will bring out the desired effect. Then only the thought will accomplish a definite work.

Practise telepathy in the beginning from short distance. It is better to practice at night, to start with.

Ask your friend to have the receptive attitude and concentration at ten O’clock.

Ask him to sit in Vajrasan or Padmasan with closed eyes in a dark room.

Try to send your message exactly at the appointed time. Concentrate on the thoughts that you want to send. Will strongly now. The thoughts will leave your brain and enter the brain of your friend.

There may be some mistakes in the beginning here and there. When you advance in practice and know the technique well, you will always be correct in sending and receiving messages.

Later on, you will be able to forward messages to different corners of the world. Thought waves vary in intensity and force. The sender and receiver should practise great and intense concentration. Then there will be force in sending the message, clarity and accuracy in receiving the messages. Practice in the beginning telepathy from one room to the next room in the same house.

This science is very pleasant and interesting. It needs patient practice. Brahmacharya is very essential.

Even as the sacred Ganges takes its origin in Gangotri, Himalayas and runs perennially towards Ganga sagar, the thought currents take their origin from the bed of Samskaras (impressions) in the inner layers of the mind, wherein are embedded the vasanas or latent subtle desires, and flow incessantly towards the objects both in waking state and in dreaming state. Even a railway engine is sent to engine shed for rest, when its wheels become over-hot, this mysterious engine of mind goes on thinking without a moment’s rest.

Practice of telepathy, thought reading, hypnotism, mesmerism and psychic-healing clearly proves that the mind exists and that a higher mind can influence and subjugate the lower mind. From the automatic writing and experience of a hypnotised person, we can clearly infer the existence of the subconscious mind which operates throughout the twenty four hours. Through spiritual sadhana change the subconscious thought and mind and become a new being.

Thought is life. What you think, that you are. Your thought creates your environment. Your thoughts constitute your world.

If you entertain healthy thoughts, you can keep good health. If you hold on to sickly thoughts in the mind, thoughts of diseased issues, thoughts of weak nerves, thoughts of improper functioning of organs of viscera, you can never expect good health, beauty and harmony. Remember that the body is a product of the mind and is under the control of mind.

If you hold on to vigorous thoughts, your body, too, will be vigorous. Thoughts of love, peace, contentment, purity, perfection, divinity make you, and also others around you, perfect and divine. Cultivate divine thoughts.

(Written by HH Swami Sivananda)