Eliminate negative through positive
Questioner: But as one thinks positive then good thing will happen, will it not? Such a person thinks only the positive and that everything will indeed be fine and I want to be that way only.
Dadashri: Yes, then there is no problem. But one time you should remove that negative word. Then you should think positive. Otherwise the force of that word will increase on one side and that word will continue to increase. It cannot happen for both. First you should subtract. You should remove that word.
One person says, ‘I see less through my eyes.’ He was thirty-five years old and says, ‘I see less.’ Hey, change your eyes. Will the phases of eyes not change? Do you want to keep the same phases of your eyes for ever? I told him, ‘Speak, ‘I can see well.’
Questioner: I can see well.
Dadashri: If you speak too much like this that ‘I can see better’ then you will start seeing better. Now I am seventy four years old today, but let me tell you when I became forty-two years old. So then what our people say, ‘you are forty-two years old so you will not be able to read that newspaper.’ We have heard from people that when you become forty-two years old then your sight will become dim (betala- dimness of sight that comes to man at forty-two). So I said, ‘I am forty-two so I got betala. So I brought spectacles.’ I brought spectacles and then I wore for year to year and a half. After then once I had left my spectacles there and one man came and he started looking. Then he says, ‘Let me read this newspaper a little.’ I said, ‘Go ahead and read.’ He says, ‘What can I say, I can see very good through your glasses.’ Then I said, ‘Now take them. Now don’t bring them back.’ And then I started reading right away, and I started to see. I could see all small letters. Even now I can see all small letters. Even now I can read ‘Times of India’ at sixthirty in the evening. Everybody can read during the day time but I read that at sixthirty in the evening. So what should we speak?
Questioner: It is good, we should speak positive.
Dadashri: If you uttered negative then put it on side. You put it down or redirect to Dada. It does not need any ticket. It (negativity) stays there because of not finding an original owner.
Reference: Dadavani Magazine Sep 2009 (Page #16 Paragraph #5 to #12 , Page #17 - Paragraph #1)
One becomes what one envisions
Questioner: Due to this positive vision (drashti) Dada looks completely young at this age too.
Dadashri: Everybody says this everyday. Then I also would see in a mirror, how does ‘this one’ look? I can see ‘him’ young too. When everybody says then it will have effect within, will it not? Otherwise ‘I am old,’ I will never speak such a thing. This is because I am Shuddhatma—pure Soul, only this body will become old. He will not speak. How will he speak without asking us? He will say in worldly interaction (vyavahar) that, ‘Brother, this one is old.’ But I cannot speak ‘I am old.’ This is because ‘I am Shuddhatma’ so all our accounts are of different kind. After becoming ‘I am Shuddhatma’ if you utter that ‘I am old’ then you will become like that. So if you say, ‘I am old’ You are not speaking for Your Self, but inside ‘You’ know that ‘I’ am separate and this is being said for *Chandubhai—the relative self. So You will not have effect. Everything is effective. If you uttered one word in this world then everything is effective.
If *Chandubhai says that ‘I am sick’ then ‘You’ should understand within that *Chandubhai is sick, but not You—the Self!
Questioner: Yes, Dada. I should say for *Chandubhai. And my health is good, I have to speak such positive.
Dadashri: So ‘My health is good’ say like that. If *Chandubhai says that ‘My health is bad.’ Then You should say, ‘No, it is good.’ There is nothing any more in this, but he will feel peace. However, if you say, ‘My health is good’ then it will become good. If you say ‘My health is bad’ then it will become bad. So you will become what You envision (chintavan).
Good things get ruined by speaking the opposite; similarly by speaking good-saying positive about the negative-the bad things improve.
Chandubhai* = Whenever Dadashri uses the name 'Chandubhai' or the name of the person Dadashri is addressing, the reader should insert his or her name for exact understanding.
Reference: Dadavani Magazine Sep 2009 (Page #18 - Paragraph #2 to #7)
Consequences of negativity
The one looking for justice and injustice will curse others a lot. It is not worth looking for justice and injustice. Justice and injustice is a ‘thermometer’ (gauge) for the world to judge how much ‘fever’ has gone up and how much it has gone down. The world is never going to be just or unjust. This adulterated mess will continue.
Things have been this way ever since the world has come into existence. During Satyug the environment was less contaminated; at the moment it is more so. If there were people around to kidnap Sita (Lord Rama’s wife) during the time of LordRamchandraji, don’t you think it is likely that such people are to be found today also? This will go on. This machinery has been like this from the beginning. One does not have a clue about his responsibility and therefore do not say anything irresponsible, do not act irresponsibly, do not do anything irresponsible and take everything positively. If you want to do good for somebody, go ahead and do it but do not get involved with or think negatively about him. Do not even listen to anything negative being said about anyone. It is very dangerous. Otherwise in this huge a world, moksha is right there within you but you cannot find it. And you have been wandering for countless births.
Positive ‘way’ to bring the positive
What does positive mean? You do not have to take out anything, you do not have to remove anything, you only have to bring.
Say for instance, we have this drum full of oil and if someone says to empty this oil; then we ask him what he wants to fill inside. Then he says that, ‘I want to fill with it with water.’ So we tell him that pour water in this. Oil will vacate by itself. Or if you want to fill this drum with wheat or whatever then start pouring that in. So that oil will come out. Generally you used to empty it and fill it, instead start putting in. So all this will come out. This is wheat and this is water, are seen due to intellect’s play. But the solution over here is that when you add—‘see’—the positive then the negative will leave its place and come out. So that which leaves its place by itself, people are trying to get it out. They try to get rid of ignorance—darkness, then when will it end? When you try to empty this ignorance through a cup by a cup then when there will be light? When there will be morning? Instead of that, turn the light on.
That by being separate from the negative thoughts, one can stay unaffected by them. To know how to control bad thoughts click here.