Science of Living & the building of a New Generation
If the will is weak and the faith feeble, no change is
possible. Water will not turn into steam or change into ice until the
temperature reaches a certain nodal point. Likewise, man's will to change
can come to fruition only when its strength reaches a certain nodal point.
Meditation will be the means of bringing about the desired change.
The two together - will power and meditation - are the most
potent instruments of change.
Those who have complete faith in the power of human will
and effort regard no change as Impossible. Such a view makes man the
arbiter of his own destiny.
For total change one has to take recourse to three
important techniques : causing inner illumination, developing equanimity
and practising tolerance.
It is through breathing alone that the will's direction can
be made to reach every cell of the body. This process which involves
experimenting within the body through its own perception is a kind of
exercise in self-hypnotism and auto-suggestion. In fact, each cell is a
veritable powerhouse where both the centre of knowledge and the centre of
light are located. By effecting a change in them through the experiment
described above one succeeds In bringing about their renewal and rebirth.
The worst addictions and the most violent emotional outbursts can thus be
curbed and conquered through such a process of auto-suggestion.
Unless the message of our will is transmitted to every cell
of the body, no lasting inner change can be effected. This transmission of
messages or communication has to be not only painless but even gentle and
loving, so that what is communicated is not a 'command' but an earnest
direction of the will.
Tolerance is, in fact, a very broad concept and includes
the capacity to bear with both physical adversity and a disfavourable
mental climate. Meditation is the key to the attainment of the above kind
Practice of tolerance is thus inseparably related to