The famous French profile writer Voltaire once said, “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” This quote came to my mind as I was brooding over the tragic end of Osama Bin Laden. The question I tried to answer was if Bin Laden is individually responsible for all the assaults attributed to him. The US government could perhaps prove that it was he who ordered this and that; it was he who organised this and that and it was he who led all that. Well, even his opponents but won’t say that he was in action spots when his suicide squads virtually burst over people and places. My point is that Laden alone could not have brought down the twin towers or fought against the well-armed US troops. He was helped by many thousands and invariably the responsibility is shared. A human being has three layers of existence – spiritual, mental and physical; he can support another using any of these.
In his famous book, ‘Conversations with God’ (‘Conversations with God’ is a sequence of books written by Neal Donald Walsch - a dialogue in which Walsch asks questions and God answers), Walsch asks God where Hitler now is. God is said to have explained that Hitler was only a tool through whom the tiny thoughts of atrocities and cruelty that were generated by people the world over manifested. Sustained thoughts gaining manifesting potential! Voltaire might have been referring to the impact of sustained positive thoughts that manifest. Aristotle is said to have sought the correlation of his thought awareness to the experience he was witnessing. He could obviously realise that physical notion is not self-sustaining, it has to have a source; and that source was hidden in the confines of thought. This proves that physics is an inseparable part of metaphysics.
About thoughts and its impacts, much can be said. The beginners may kindly take in three proved conclusions: the first is that any thought is energy; the next is that it also can neither be created nor be destroyed and finally it is convertible into other forms of energy. This proves why we are what we think. It was a theosophist by name Charles Leadbeater, who presented the concept of elementals. He said that the intention that a thought contains can be called an elemental. An elemental, according to Leadbeater manifests on itself the moment it gains enough strength. The strength of an elemental can be raised to manifestation levels by adding more of the same kind again and again or adding more of its kind from other people all over the world. Since energy is not destroyable, thoughts of all beings that lived here at some span of time or still living here should necessarily be here; so is it. What God said to Walsch is just that Hitler had the support of powerful elementals of the same pattern. Hitler was just a tool.
An average human being is said to be entertaining some sixty thousand thoughts each day and unfortunately most of them are thoughts of disappointment and harm. A thought of aggression and assault, how silly it is, adds to similar thoughts of that kind and one day manifests through somebody. Don’t people anxiously scanning news columns for tickling and sensational news get them regularly? The truth that the world is yet to realise is that the status of the world proves what we are. Then why blame Osama Bin Laden or Hitler? Indian sages knew how to think; ‘loka samastha sukhino bhavanthu’ (let there be peace to all beings in the world) was the summary of their prayers.