Friday, July 09, 2010

Mind control

"There was once a minister to a great king. The king, displeased with the minister, ordered him to be confined in the top of a very high tower. This was done, and the minister was left there to perish.His wife came to the tower at night and called to her husband. The minister said to her, "No use weeping." He told her to take a little honey, a beetle, silken thread, a pack of fine thread, a ball of twine and a rope. She tied the silk  thread to one of the legs of the beetle and put honey on top of its head and let it go with its head up. The beetle slowly crept onwards, in the hope of reaching the honey, until at last it reached the top of the tower, when the minister grasped the beetle, and got possession of the silken thread, then the pack thread, then the stout twine and lastly the rope. The minister descended from the tower by the means of the rope and made his escape.

In this body of ours the breath motion is the "silken thread"; by laying hold of it we grasp the pack thread of nerve currents, and from these stout twine of our thoughts, and lastly the rope of Prana, controlling which we reach freedom."

From the book - The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda: vol. 1 pb by Swami Vivekananda

This illustration is so good that I chose to copy it verbatim. Great way to understand the complex theories behind controlling  thoughts and mind.

The whole book is full of such wisdom.

Highly recommended.

Powered by Qumana


camilyn said...


You've an extremely wonderful blog. A lot of people usually do not fully grasp what mind power can do to one's success Start out directing the brilliant power within your mind and subconscious mind to produce the existence you need with our Mind Power training program. Get the Totally free Mp3, E-Course and CD today and start directing the power within your mind and subconscious mind to create the living you desire - in 7-simple methods.

Mano said...


You have an extremely great blog. To become a prosperous man or woman the essential factor is always to have positive thinking. Take pleasure in Sky Rocketing Accomplishment with Turbo charged Positive Affirmations... Develop Positive Thinking So You are able to Do away with Stress From the Existence, Boost Your Self-Confidence and Program Yourself For Lifetime Accomplishment!