Let us take a few moments and withdraw from the external world to watch our inner self. Along with our heart’s rhythm, the breathing process and the blinking of eyes, there is another process that is constantly on. We are churning out thoughts one after another. The process is so swift and smooth that it seems automatic. It appears that random thoughts, which are very different from each other, just flash on our mind’s screen from nowhere. But if we pause to observe, we realise that we are creating all of them through the mind–some consciously, others with little awareness. These are then translated into words and actions.
The purpose of a thought is to create, to affect a change and produce a meaningful reality. Considering that we generate infinite thoughts per day, we are blessed with an abundant personal resource, but few of us live our lives in this awareness as our consciousness is too caught up in physical surroundings. As a result, most of our fertile thought energy and freedom to choose and create is simply wasted.
The potential of a thought has a close and direct connection with its purity–the less adulterated a thought, the greater its creative power. A pure thought is not fragmented, distracted or ripped by doubt and so is powerful and naturally rooted in truth and belief. It has the capacity to trigger similar thoughts that draw the destination closer. Just like the pure extract of a substance is strong and just a drop of it is sufficient, a few concentrated pure thoughts can produce significant concrete results.
Thought is the source of all manifestation on earth. As there is a process of growth between a seed and its fruit, our thoughts need the air of reinforcement and repetition, the water of determination, and the sunlight of patience to grow into action. A task is realised when pure thoughts that head in the same direction are created, concentrated, then acted upon.
Divergent, conflicting thoughts, on other hand, are like strong winds that cause the original sapling to droop. They create a hostile environment for our intent to bear fruit.
Thoughts of lust, anger, greed, insecurity, ego and attachment are adulterated because they do not spring from the true nature of the soul.