Let us first dwell on what Guru Sahibji says :
jiAu mnu daykhhi pr mnu taisaa.
jaisee mnsaa taisee dsaa.
jaisaa krmu taisee liv laavai.
-SGGS page 1342
As is the mind’s focus , so the state of mind.
As is the perception,so are the circumstances.
As are the karmas, so is the habitual direction of the mind/person.
-SGGS page 1342
Eay mn jaisaa sayvhi taisaa hovhi
tayhay krm kmaaEi.
Aaapi beeji Aaapay hee khaavnaa
khnaa kichhoo n jaaEi.
-SGGS page 755
What this mind serves, so it becomes.
So are the karmas.
One reaps what one sows
Our mere wishes cannot change this.
-SGGS page 755
jaisaa kray su taisaa paavai.
Aaapi beeji Aaapay hee khaavai.
jay vdiAaaEeeAaa Aaapay khaaEi.
jayhee surti tayhai raahi jaaEi
-SGGS page 662
As are the karma, so does he receive.
What one plants, so does one eats.
As are the praises (of GOD), this also one eats
(his perception changes accordingly),
What one keeps in awareness regularly, so is the path he follow.
-SGGS page 662
These are some gems from SGGSji which hold profound wisdom and offer us a formulae to not only change our mind and the circumstances of our life but move towards an ideal life .
To understand the essence of Guru Sahibjis words , let us first look at current knowledge on “how we work” :
1) We are said to be three part beings : spirit , mind , and body.
2) Everything begins with consciousness. Everything that happens in our life and everything that happens in our body, begins with something happening in our consciousness
3) Our mind has a consciousness and sub consciousness. The thoughts we have, the words we hear and the experiences we have create our beliefs. The sub consciousness is a store house of our beliefs, the skills we have learnt, our attitudes and perceptions. What we do not consciously decide the sub consciousness takes over and acts.
4)It is well known that: “As we think so we become.” The thoughts we have shape our view of the world and attract to us those very types of circumstances and events. We our self create our own reality.
5)The consciousness is not in our brain only but is everywhere and in each part of our body. Our brain is an important part of our body with a role in the physical body. The illusion is such that for long even scientists believed it to be seat of the mind like belief that sun revolved around the earth. The consciousness is connected to every cell in the body.
6)The physical body has a field of energy around it commonly known as Aura. This field has been studied and even measured through a process known as Kirlian photography. The first layer of this energy field is an exact copy of our physical body - a template. When a limb is cut or an organ removed its ethric counterpart remains. The next layers house our emotions and mind patterns. This astral bank of energy thought forms which are information patterns are ever with us .What we focus on in our conscious mind immediately gets operative not only in our mind but in our body’s physiology. With any remembrance/ thought of a word we feel it in our body as well.
7) The frontier science research particularly the works of Prof Tiller and other physicists are revealing that change at consciousness level first creates a change in this energy field and then the physical body. The direction is :
Consciousness-------->Energy Field ------>Physical Body.
The implications are profound. This explains how many alternative forms of treatment work including reiki and pranic healing
8)Thoughts we focus on in our mind have corresponding emotions. The thoughts and actions which are based on love, warmth, gratitude, appreciation, excitement, confidence, cheerfulness have a positive effect on our body and keep its functioning healthy. Whereas thoughts and actions based on fear, hurt, revenge, guilt, anger, disappointment, loneliness, etc make our body diseased. These negative behaviour characteristics have been classified in to five category as : Kama ,Kroth , lobh , moh, and ahankar .
With this backbround we can appreciate the essence of Guru Sahibjis above words which clearly explain as under :
We become by what thoughts we serve in our mind regularly . These are the seeds we sow. What we reap is according to what we have sown.
At every moment of our live we have a choice.We can choose the path to be taken i.e what thoughts to serve.But much of the time the result of our thoughts which are habits surround us. This viel is difficult to break.
How can a person cought up in a PROBLEM focus on the solution.The world is an energy field and thought vibrations are also energy , with more focus these are crystalised.
Guru Sahibjis solution is simple :
Get above the problem through simran. Keep your consciousness above the physical world.From physical plane take it to spirtual plane.The solutions exist there.
(next : how simran heals.)