Full attention on the task at hand is vital for success both in our worldly endeavours and also in our spiritual pursuits.
When a person is totally focused on the task at hand something very important happens:
His THOUGHTS STOP because his mind is totally focused.
Thoughts are related to the creation of KARMA.
How is Karma created? Any action that is connected to a thought process creates Karma.
Example: When we are hungry we eat food. There is no Karma created. But if while eating the mind starts thinking, “This food taste terrible today. I must tell my wife off for cooking badly today.” Result: Negative karma created by the negative thought.
Next step: Thought converted into action. Wife reprimanded. Third step: Angry tone used to reprimand.
Process that take place is as follows: Negative thought is a seed planted in the mind. When thought is converted into action, the seed is watered. This makes the seed grows faster. Thought alone is weak. The seed grows slowly.
Thought + Action is stronger. The seed grows faster. Thought + Action + Emotion ( Anger ) is even stronger. The seed grows even faster.
The seed was of negativity. Once it grows it produces a tree that produces a negative fruit. Negative fruit is of pain and suffering.
If the same thing happened but the thought was of compassion:
- The action was of Compassion
- The seed sown was of positive nature.
- The resulting fruit is of HAPPINESS/ PEACE.
AWARENESS of this process helps us to create less suffering and more HAPPINESS in our lives.
Surinder Kaur Sohan Singh is a Malaysia-based Gurbani enthusiast. This is an edited version of her regular articles shared within a circle of fellow Sikhi seekers. The articles appear on Mondays and Thursdays.
* This is the opinion of the writer, organisation or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of Asia Samachar.
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