The eight powers to perfection
In order to remain happy and to realise one’s ultimate goal, one has to have a set of ‘powers’. These ‘powers’ are qualities that help you carry out your day-to-day work systematically and successfully, leading to your gain all the time.
Practical Meditation, a booklet published by Brahma Kumaris, lists eight such ‘powers’ that everybody must possess or try to possess for a successful and meaningful life.
These powers are: Power to tolerate, have courage, cooperate, accommodate, indiscriminate, judge, withdraw thoughts and pack up waste thoughts. At any given moment, under any circumstance, one gets a chance to use or misuse any of these powers.
The power to tolerate is perhaps the most important, particularly in today’s world when we see so much of hatred and killings. This power gives one the ability not only not to react negatively in thought but also physically by adopting means that can calm your agitated mind. You have to be like the fruit tree that gives its fruit in return even after you attack it with stones and sticks!
The power to have courage to face life’s difficulties comes from positive thinking and doing good things. Meditation can help a lot. The next is the power to accommodate. You have to be like the sea which accepts all the rivers without any kind of resistance. You have to be dynamic and should mould your attitude as demanded by any situation. That helps you stand upright in the toughest of times. Closely followed is the power to cooperate; you have to see others as if they were your own kith and kin.
The power to discriminate and the power to pack up waste thoughts make you see and work on right thoughts and action and avoid all negative thoughts at every stage of life. That keeps you free of negative vibes and thus keeps you happy.
The power to judge helps you take decisions in a correct and unbiased manner so that the outcome is blameless and each and every one is satisfied.
And lastly, the power to withdraw from thoughts gives you the means to detach yourself from physical existence and be in touch with your soul and be free from any external tension and rigours of life.
These ‘powers’ will surely help you do good and have good, always.