Man is what he thinks about all day long. One can only live one moment at a time. Emerson said, "There is no moment in eternity more important than this moment." All real good or evil that may befall a man is from himself. If a man lives in a good or bad way in the real present, he will ensure the same in the future. If you have bad thoughts for others, you will harm not them only but yourself as well, as thoughts are very potent.
Sant Kirpal Singh gives us the helpful advice: If you see the bad qualities of others, you will become those bad qualities. "As you think, so you become." God has said: "He is my loveliest child who sees me in others." Thoughts are very potent. You should see the good qualities of others rather than the bad qualities. You must have a sweet tongue; it should not injure the feelings of others. You want to love God, yet you curse others on whom God resides.
Give up thinking ill of others. While you do not make the enemy your friend, you will have no peace within. Your sleep state will be full of restless dreams. If anyone thinks or speaks of you in an aggressive way, do not follow his example, otherwise his thoughts will react upon you. If a wave of water hits a hard surface, it will bounce back, but if it strikes something resilient, it will be absorbed, like the action of a sponge, and there will be no violent reaction.
Nothing is good or bad in the world, but our thinking makes it so. We, like the one or the other of the seeds, draw upon impulses from the atmosphere as suits our own mental make-up.
Sant Kirpal Singh
Every thought, every word and every deed, good or bad, leaves an indelible imprint on the mind and has to be accounted for. Hence the necessity for right thoughts, right aspirations and right conduct, all of which constitute the hedge around the tender sapling of spirituality. I wish you to simplify, simplify, and simplify. To be simple in all aspects of life is to accept life. Try to help all others with a spirit of self-denial. Your self will expand to cover all humanity and other creation. Such an enterprise will lead your soul on to God.
Be pure in thought, word, and deed, and love all. Love is the panacea for all ills of life. Be good and do good. These five words contain in them the essence of all religions of the world. My work shall be amply repaid if you live up to them.
Man is what he thinks about all day long. One can only live one moment at a time. Emerson said, “There is no moment in eternity more important than this moment.”