Know Negative, No Negative — Part 1

August 20, 2018

Sowmya Gopal
Dec 4, 2018 · 2 min read

Namah Te dear All,

i hope this message finds all my fellow seekers infinitely, incessantly and independently Joyous!

Freddie Mercury, the inimitable singer of the legendary band Queen…was born as Farrokh Bulsara and grew up in India exposed to Zoroastrianism.
A simple yet profound teaching of Zoroastrianism which Freddie Mercury followed: good thoughts, good words, good deeds.

The opposite holds true too: bad thoughts, bad words, bad deeds.
Goodness is happiness. Badness is sadness. Let us understand bad thoughts with good thoughts of our E-Vichara

E-Vichara (August 20, 2018) — — Know Negative, No Negative — Part 1

  • Verse 30 of Chapter 1 of the Yoga Sutras by Rishi Patanjali teaches us how thoughts are cyclical and one negative thought will cause another more negative thought — there are many shades of negativity our thoughts assume, each constricting our faith in Self-Knowledge, our faith in Self
  • vyadhi (can’t thoughts) — the mind is created extrovert thus if given the chance to not be responsible on account of being ‘sick and tired’, the mind will capitalize on this ‘I can’t’
  • styana (complacent thoughts) — a can’t mind expresses as complacency, a state of not wanting to move, not wanting to try, not wanting to change
  • samshaya (confused thoughts) — a complacent mind uses the weapon of doubt, especially against the possibility of being positive, the possibility of being Peaceful
  • pramada (careless thoughts) — a confused mind will not have faith and so will not be vigilant about materials, health, etc.
  • alasya (comatose thoughts) — a care-less mind is purpose-less, without purpose is to be without performance the simplest expression of which is procrastination

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Sowmya Gopal

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This community platform provides an opportunity for Seekers within Chinmaya Mission to read, reflect, and contemplate, on their journey of Self Development.

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