Where does the wish come from ? Does it come from the heart or from the mind ? What happens when it comes from the mind ? What happens when it comes from the heart ? Before I say something about it ,let me say something about how to recognize them separately . Some social wishes are there which we utter mostly to our kiths and kins and generally to the familiars . Such as ‘Good luck ‘ , ‘ Happy journey ‘ ,’ Happy birthday ‘ and so on . Such wishes are expressed on the particular occassion of the individual and are very limited . Such wishes may have come from the heart . They may have come from the mind also if there is the mixture of jealousy ,hatred and selfishness in the wish . There are some personal wishes . Such as ,’ May you live long !’ , ‘ May you be healthy soon ! ‘ and so on . Such wishes are like blessings . It depends on accumulated emotions and may not be expressed equally to all . There are some festival wishes , such as , ‘Happy Dipavali ! ‘ , ‘ ‘ Happy Independence Day !’ and so on .Such wishes are not more than fulfilling formality . Including these and other liking wishes into one ,I would like to put them in the catagery no. One . In this catagery ,the wishes can not be distinguished clearly as from where ( from the mind or from the heart ) do they come ? I would like to focus on the second catagery of wishes that remain hidden . No one would dare express them openly . What one wishes individually or openly to the audiences from the stage is entirely different from the wish which he does not express or he can not express . Infact , such wish wears no word . For example ,suppose a doctor gives counselling to the patient .He advises ,motivates and wishes for him by saying that he will be recovered soon . Ok. this is very common . Can the same doctor wish by saying ,” May no one anywhere fall ill ! ” or ” May all the diseases diminish from the Earth ” Even if he expresses such wishes publically , will they be coming from the heart ? Can he be able to assure the people that he is wishing from the heart ? Will he not be afraid of the consequences of the overall business of the medicine . Every thing concerning to it will not exist any more . What will he and ilking others do then ? In the same way ,the military / police / defence officers can not wish for total anihilation of crime ,corruption ,battles and wars ,but the harsh reality is that they can not even express it . The same happens in every branch of life . What does it mean then ? Can wish not be exprssed from the heart ? Is wish not expressed from the heart ? No ,it is not so . Wish is expressed and can be expressed from the heart . The only and the most important thing is to learn how to wish from the heart . With malice , cunningness and selfishness , the wish comes from the mind and puts no impact . The wish from the heart is one that is pure . For that , it is essential to purify the heart . Without transcending the duality ,purification of the heart is not possible . There are many patterns in the Upanishads ( sacred spiritual scriptures ) ,by following them the heart is first purified and then purgated .The wish from the purgated heart becomes prayer . It has been approved long ago by William Shakespeare that ” More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of .” Indian saints of the ancient period have already proved it and have declared authoritatively that all the desires can be fulfilled by the heartful wish . Let us wish heartfully for the wellbeing of the whole humanity .
Published by Amar Bahadur Singh
I am a professional speaker . I deliver lectures on spiritualism . I hold workshops on Meditation ,Yoga and Dhyana . I conduct programmes on ASTRAVAKRA GITA , BHAGVAD GITA ,UPANISHAD and many other spiritual topics which become very useful corporate and spiritual domain . I conduct counselling programmes on STRESS ,DEPRESSION ,NEGATIVITIES and many other psychological problems . View more posts