Karma-Yoga : Ch-6. Part-2.



Part : 2.

Suppose I am doing an evil act, my mind is in a certain state of vibration, and all minds in the universe, which are in a similar state, have the possibility of being affected by the vibration of my mind.

So, when I am doing a good action, my mind is in another state of vibration; and all minds similarly strung have the possibility of being affected by my mind; and this power of mind upon mind is more or less according as the force of the tension is greater or less.

Following this simile further, it is quite possible that, just as light waves may travel for millions of years before  they reach any object, so thought waves may also travel hundreds of years before they meet an object with which they vibrate in unison.

It is quite possible, therefore, that this atmosphere of ours is full of such thought pulsations, both good and evil. Every thought projected from every brain goes on pulsating, as it were, until it meets a fit object that will receive it.

Any mind which is open to receive some of these impulses will take them immediately.

So, when a man is doing evil actions, he has brought his mind to a certain state of tension and all the waves which correspond to that state of tension, and which may be said to be already in the atmosphere, will struggle to enter into his mind.

That is why an evil-doer generally goes on doing more and more evil.

His actions become intensified.

Swami Vivekananda

To be continued   ....