Rules For Attaining Health, Wealth and Happiness
The Hindu Yogisâ€™ Rules For Attaining Health, Wealth And Happiness;
OR, How to Banish Disease and Abolish Poverty
The Hindu Yogi is a seer or sage who, by deep and long meditation,
prayer, study of man and the universe, at last reaches illumination
or wisdom, whereby he thoroughly understands the many perplexing
problems of life and can solve them. This planet leas now reached
that stage of evolution where its highest order of inhabitants
are beginning to awake to a realization of their wonderful greatness.
The ignorance and darkness of the past ages is being dissipated
by the Light of Truth â€”modern thought.
False Teaching Cause Of Woe And Misery.
For thousands of years man has been ruled and governed by
much false teaching. He has been told that he is a miserable
worm and been made a weakling and an arrant coward by the fear
of punishment by a wrathful and angry God who ever sits in judgment
on his every act. With such teachings and such a God he could
make little progress, because fear is always weakening and never
inspires hope or courage. The Yogis, who are the greatest lovers
and worshippers of God in the world, say that the great Ruler
of this universe is all mercy, all love, all helping and never
punishes; that a man is all-powerful, all-forceful and not limited;
that ALL are ONE. All that a man has got to do is to realize
what a great and powerful being he is, and then the can accomplish
anything he desires.
The Real And The Apparent Man.
"What is that, knowing which, everything else is to be known?"
This is the one theme that the Yogi dwells upon, and as thought
can by persistent concentration solve the deepest problems,
we eventually arrive at the truth of what the real man is, and
his purpose here. We find that man's goal is knowledge, wisdom
and freedom from all bondage; that he is an Eternal Soul with
all possibilities; that he can control all the powers and forces
in the universe for his own good; for health, for wealth and
happiness. To reach the highest degree of attainment or success
he must stop thinking fear, doubt, disease, failure, disaster
and that sort of thing. Man, therefore, according to our philosophy,
is the greatest being that is in the universe, and this earth
the best place, because here is the greatest chance, the only
chance to become perfect. So we say always strive to improve
your mind, your body, your material wealth and your environmentâ€”be
cheerful and happy, and let God take care of the rest. When
you can learn to think this way you will be the real God-man,
and the apparent-man or shadow will vanish forever. You are
then at one with the Great One, and all force and power is yours.
How The Devas (Angels) Can Help Us.
Countless angels, or spirits, are ever ready to help the
real manâ€”the brave, bold, true and courageous manâ€”and do help
him, in a way that it would be hard to explain in a book of
this scope and to the ordinary mind. All humanity is being helped
all the time by these Great Souls, who do not live in a gross
body like ours. To get their best help one must be kind, gentle,
calm and free from anger or hatred. That is the reason you will
always see that all great men and women have full and complete
control of themselves and are invariably mild, kind and gentle
people. You have no idea how much good you lose when you lose
control of your temper or passion.
Marriage Brings Success.
Look about you and on every hand you will observe that about
all the men and women who reach great success have a partnerâ€”a
wife or husband. God has always commanded man to marry and bring
into the world children. In selecting a wife or husband be careful
to take a person on the same social plane as yourself.
The Yogis have the very highest respect and the purest love
for women. We know that woman is a finer organization than man,
and in India, you never hear the Hindus of culture or refinement
ever refer to woman as the "weaker vessel." Man to reach his
highest development must look up to woman, the mother of creation,
and love her with the highest and purest love, and respect her
with the highest respect. No man can become great until he has
this respect for woman. Woman is the "finer vessel," and not
the "weaker vessel."
In this wonderful and progressive age men and women are discovering
that the study of occult science and metaphysics is of great
advantage to them. The occult or secret powers and forces can
only come to us by and through certain studies of this nature.
The reading of books on astrology, mental science, mind reading,
telepathy, etc., opens the mind to new and fresh thought which
is very helpful and inspiring.
Power Of Prayer.
Prayers when uttered in the right spirit, and which are not
made with mean or selfish motives, are always answered. If at
any time you are in great distress of mind, are burdened with
troubles which seem too great to overcome, if you will go off
to some quiet place and open your heart and mind to God, asking
for light, direction or relief, He will answer your prayer surely.
Or maybe some of the Devas (angels) will hear your appeal and
come and soothe you and give you gentle thoughts which will
help you. The prayer of the Yogi is always for Light, Direction
and Love, and is answered.
The strong and great man is the calm, cool, collected man
who holds his temper, who don't worry or hurry or get rattled,
no matter whether things go against him or with him. He is a
giant of patience, strength and force. Such a soul has strength
and force to do things; to keep itself in the very middle of
the current of success, health and happiness; by its magnificence
and greatness it attracts all the good elements and forces of
the universe to its aid; it aspires to be good and great and
inspires all persons with love, admiration and confidence. And
right here let me quote a great scientist who says: "If the
blood is not right, the brain cannot be, for it can only be
nourished by good blood. The chief enemies of the brain are
Worry, which disorganizes the human machinery; Shock, which
paralyzes the brain. Worry or excitement causes irregular nerve
action. We call it confusion of ideas or nervosity. Worry is
the worst disease of the age."
About Our Troubles.
"In trouble to be troubled is to have your trouble doubled."
The only way to overcome our troubles is to let them wear themselves
out. If you will pay no attention to them they will soon go
away. People worry and trouble much over troubles that do not
Of the hard and weary loads â€™Neath which we bend
and fall, The troubles that do not come Are the
heaviest ones of all.
Our thoughts make us. Thinking trouble brings trouble. Thinking
good brings good. We can make our life just what the mind thinks.
Therefore, how important it is for all of us to think rightly.
The Secret Of Wealth.
We must first think wealth, and then use the mind to discover
the true foundation of wealth. The mind in its search for the
cause of wealth will soon discover that well-directed energyâ€”work,
is back of all wealth. But along with this energy we must have
faith, hope and courage. This is a busy world, and we are living
in a wonderful age of big undertakings and great progress. At
every hand is to be seen advancement, improvement, progress,
growth and expansion. We are continually going forward, onward
and upward. Nothing stands still! There is no backward movement!
The world is better and busier to-day than it was yesterday,
and will be better and busier to-morrow than it is to-day. It
is the calm, honest, thorough, thoughtful and busy workers who
make this condition of growth and progress; not the worrying,
hurrying, fretful, gloomy, morbid, pessimistic minds who persist
in looking at things through the wrong end of the telescope.
No one will be successful or feel the glorious good times which
are here to stay, unless he is hopeful and cheerful, and willing
to play the part God has assigned to him.
And now, dear friends, I have tried hard in this book to
inspire you with hope and courage, and I sincerely hope you
will feel that we Yogis dearly love you and wish you peace,
joy, prosperity and happiness, and in conclusion let me quote
the saying of one of our brothers, who is a great Yogiâ€”a great
soul: "You are all God, O ye men and O ye animals, and living
beings, ye are the manifestation of the One living Godâ€”the Blessed
Oneâ€”the All in All, so how can you doubt your reaching perfection?"
May the peace and blessings of the Blessed One, and all the
Devas (angels) and all the Yogis of the Universe be ever with
you, my beloved sisters and brothers, is the prayer of
by Bhakti Seva, From The Hindu Book of Astrology
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