Only a realisation is required to be able to assimilate this understanding with which, helped by your meditations, you could change the entire course of your life within six months. This does not mean that if you indulge in wishful thinking and you wish for a million dollars, that it is going to fall into your lap, no. But you will have a different attitude towards those million dollars. Do I need it or don’t I? Do I need it or do I want it? There is a great difference. For you will not get what you want; you will get what you need. And that again is because of the conditioning that you have brought upon yourself, the patterning.

So what do we do with patterning? We unpattern it. What do we do with conditioning? We uncondition it. Then the question of control totally falls away, because with what are you going to control? By using the conscious thinking level of the mind, you will only create inhibitions and repression within yourself.

Everything has to express itself. It is the nature of everything to express itself. Forget the idea of control, but think rather of the idea of clarification to take away the opaqueness and bring transparency through which the divine light can flow, so that your life will change.


Any person that does the spiritual practice that is prescribed for him with sincerity and regularity can in six months’ time change any circumstance in which he is placed. For a person is definitely the master of his destiny, but not from the thinking level. The human being is master of his destiny if he uses the thinking level of his mind to draw upon that which is higher than himself; then life must change. If you put sugar in your tea, naturally it will become sweet; so what is that sugar in life? It is that Divinity within you that could so easily be drawn upon. This is easy because this is your true nature.

The ego-self falsifies your nature, covering it with veils of nescience, of ignorance, so that your true Self is really forgotten, and you say, “I am a creature of circumstances.” Believe no such thing. You are a divine creature who is beyond all circumstances, for every person can rise above the conflicts of the ego-self. He can rise above the conflicts of the little conscious mind and view them in such a way that he is not affected. One of my favourite sayings is, “Two men behind prison bars; one saw mud and the other saw stars.”

So, what happens to a person’s mind when he draws upon his divine Self? That mind – those conscious and subconscious levels which have been troubling you up to now – will assume the quality of the superconscious level, which is the level closest to the Absolute energies. It is like having a clear crystal; if you put a yellow flower behind it, it will appear yellow; if you put a red flower behind it, it will appear red; while really it is a colourless crystal. This mind is like that crystal. Once we remove all those colourings of the ego-self, we start realizing that there are no colours at all. There is only one colour – white – but because it is refracted through the prism, you find all those blues and greens and yellows and what have you.

….. Gururaj Ananda Yogi: “From Darkness To Light”.

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