But what is a worry? When a thought goes beyond a certain level it is called a worry. Thinking has to be done up to a certain level and should not exceed its limits. What is normality in thinking? It is normal as long as it is does not distress you. Once it goes beyond that and puzzles you or troubles you, you should stop. After the limit is reached, it turns into worry.This is what I have discovered.
One does not have a right to worry. One has a right to think but when it results in worry, one should stop. An above normal thought, is called a worry. Even I do thinking, but once it gets above normal and begins to churn my stomach, I stop.
Questioner: Ordinarily if we keep a watch internally,it is a thought, but if it becomes a worry would it then be considered an entanglement?
Dadashri: When you worry, that is entanglement.Worries arise because one believes that,' I am doing all this.' That is what he believes. Worry means I am the doer of all this. This is a disease that plagues all human beings.It cannot be purged quickly. Once a habit becomes established it does not leave.It is simply not in your interest to worry. In reality things simply happen.
Questioner: It will go away once we come to you!
Dadashri: Yes, it will go away, but it will happen slowly. It does not happen instantly.
1) Why do worries occur? One becomes involved (becomes one) with the thoughts that arise and that is why worries arise.
2) How many things do you need to acquire in this world? Things are endless. You will receive them as needed, so remain worry free.
Book Name: Worries (Page #23)