We want to be all things, not just to gain power over things -- how infantile!
The challenge of power is how to use it and not abuse it. When you abuse it, it reverses on you and it hurts you.
The abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regards to the welfare of others, or when power is used to go into the lower dimensional planes.
When willpower is not guided, it's terrible. Hitler had a lot of will. But he used it for destructive purposes because he lacked wisdom.
Power, people are obsessed with it. You can take a nice person and turn them into a slob, into an insane being, craving power, destroying anything that stands in their way.
As you absorb more mystical kundalini, you will able to perform a few minor miracles. As you do this, you run a great risk of egotism. Some people handle it well; some don't.
Simply because you can perform feats of power does not mean you are, in the classical sense, fully enlightened. It means that you have mastered a few aspects of the mystical kundalini. That's all it means.
People want power but not wisdom. Power without wisdom is a very dangerous thing. Better to have wisdom first.
Without wisdom, power tends to destroy the one who wields it.
Without wisdom, a powerful person does not become more powerful. Their power will turn back on them and eventually destroy them. So those who are truly wise become most powerful.
Whatever you want you can get, when you understand the secret of will. But wisdom is needed so that you do not use your will abusively because you'll get hurt.
Say, for example, you develop the ability to make parking meters disappear. It's probably easier to put a quarter in it. That would be the wisdom on the subject.
If you use your will all the time, then it runs out. You deplete yourself and then, when you really need it, it's not there.
If you try to pull too much power through too soon, you will injure yourself.
Some come to a teacher for power. They still have all the desires, angers and jealousies of an unevolved person. Consequently, they become destructive both to themselves and to others.
The big problem with power, of course, is obsession. Once you get some of it and feel it, it dominates your whole life and it's all you can think about. That doesn't have to happen.
We must control the tendencies within our being that are destructive, when we want to slam somebody else, hurt them, injure them, or push them out of the way.
A reverence for life needs to be developed, in which all things are sacred.
Someone who really wants to discover themselves has to be particularly careful about the use and abuse of power. But even your average human being just passing through another life has to be careful.
A person who has power doesn't seek to challenge others, their battles are within.
Only the fool wants to go into battle to beat someone for the satisfaction of beating someone.
When you abuse willpower you waste it. There really is not an infinite supply of it at your disposal. There is an infinite supply of it in the universe.
The person of power uses their power to open up their mind to higher levels all the time, which creates tremendous happiness.
Power is something that is abused. I suppose use and abuse are in the eye of the beholder.
There is a difference between willing and forcing. Willing something simply means you are not being lazy. Forcing something means you are trying to do something inappropriate or in an inappropriate way.
I would define the proper use of power as something that creates happiness for yourself and others.
The abuse of power takes happiness away.
It is not necessary to wrap people up. The reason you're doing it is because you don't have enough power. If you had enough power, you could unlock your own personal power -- you wouldn't need to control others.
It takes a lot of energy to manipulate someone and keep them on a string.
We see a lot of people who decide to go out and teach meditation. They become so wrapped up in it that they stop progressing themselves and they really don't have that much more to teach.
It is a tremendous waste of energy to try to block anyone else. That same energy could be applied to furthering your own success.
When we use power to cause someone else not to succeed so that we can succeed, it slows our vibratory frequency. It slows us down. When we slow down we experience unhappiness.
A student of mine is an actor, he used to go into these interviews and sometimes not get the part. He was "taken out". Someone would use power in a way that would cause him not to succeed.
We learn to avoid blocking others, interfering with others, because that will decrease our happiness, slow our vibratory rate and generally bring us down and make us miserable.
You have to look at your own thought forms. Are you sitting around and thinking a lot of negative thoughts? These injure the subtle body. When you hate, when you are angry, you bring that energy through you.
When you become angry at someone, your anger will actually have a power. You can hit somebody in a non-physical way and it can injure that being.
You must control your anger and jealousy and possessive nature or, as you become more powerful and your will increases in strength, you will injure others.
When you think an angry thought about someone, it's like hitting them.
If you hold a negative thought, then it will become more powerful and not only will it send bad energy to the person, but it will crash your consciousness.
People who have power, who think negatively of others and seek to injure them, are practicing a kind of voodoo, a lower sorcery.
Those who practice lower sorcery hurt themselves the most because they interact with negative thoughts and apply power to them; they devastate their own consciousness and their own lives.
Deluded beings think that if they get in a battle with a Zen Master or with a Don Juan, that it's going enhance their life if they win. You can never take power from someone else any more than you can take sunlight.
If you get in a battle with someone, you don't get their power if you win. Power is something that you have to acquire yourself, through self-inquiry and the practice of meditation.
The bully on the block who beats up somebody doesn't become more powerful. All they do is walk around inside their own mind with an inflated ego.
You have been imprinted by people in this world who take power from others. Most people drain each other. Or, what is worse, they are draining you right now, psychically!
Most people abuse power. They use power to dominate others. They use power to destroy others. Ultimately when you do this, you lose it.
You can take power from others; you can steal it. It is not a very high-grade power. It will give you a certain amount of access to a better life; but it corrupts the individual.
The person who takes power will never be happy with those things they gain. They have lost their essential balance and innocence. And without innocence, nothing can further, as they say in the I Ching.
It is silly to drain others; for when you drain others, you also pick up their vibratory force.
People who want to go to power places all of the time and want to be around powerful people, they don't last long in the study.
When you do things in a selfish way, let alone a destructive way, your state of mind will go down. You will find yourself becoming depressed, nervous, anxious and upset.
If you have gained some powers by your entrance into other dimensions and you use them to attack others, then power reverses on you and pulls you apart because it is not supposed to be used that way.
I don't put much stock in powers that people have to hurt others, in sorcery and all this nonsense. There are murders and there are dictators. That is just a part of life. The intelligent use of power in yoga can assist you avoiding that side of humanity.
Angry people, unhappy people, people that seek to injure others, these people all have something in common. They waste energy. They don't conserve it and they don't know how to increase it.
So the intelligent use of power is to never interfere with anyone else's success. Use the power you get to just be more successful yourself.
When you manipulate others your attention level drops and you become prey, for you have dropped to the plane of manipulation.
The abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regard for the welfare of others, or when power is used to go into lower dimensions.
If you abuse power, you will be burned and then you will learn…if you live.
Jealousy, anger, fear -- these are ridiculous emotions that drain your power. You need to control them by being content, trusting that life knows what is best, accepting with an even mind whatever is presented to you.
How do you overcome the negative karmas and problems and misery that occur to people who abuse power? You stop abusing power.
Astral traveling doesn't bring a person lasting happiness. If astral traveling is not done properly, it can be quite dangerous.
Meditation is not this kind of spacey stuff that makes it difficult to orient your life. If that's your experience of meditation, you're not meditating. You're tapping into the lower astral planes, which is not a healthy place for human beings.
There is a large difference between spacing out in the lower occult astral planes, weird, junky, fuzzy energy, and meditation. Meditation is sharp, clear, precise, perfect, luminous, shiny, happy, etheric, cosmic, and dissolute.
The world is wonderful. It is beautiful when you are in a correct level of attention.
In lower levels things are dark, gray, experiences are shallow. You become alienated from those around you.
When you go into the other worlds, when you go into the luminous dimensions, it's very different than here. You really have to have your act wired. You have to be very strong. Your mind has to be in the right shape. Otherwise, when you get out there, what you will see will drive you mad.
It is possible with pure willpower to force the kundalini up the shushumna, through the chakras. You will develop visions of other worlds that will not necessarily stop when you want them to. This is a condition we call insanity
If you go too far, it'll blow your mind. I mean it's strong out there. If you go out too far beyond the bounds of attention, there are things in the universe, in the universes of mind, in the inner worlds, it's best sometimes not to deal with unless you're very, very far along.
The sights of infinity can be too strong. They can scorch the soul. It's best to take infinity on a little at a time.
I suggest that you do not get involved in channeling, tapping into spirits not physically present. Your own mind has the ability to properly reflect and determine what is correct and what is not.
Today it is very popular to do a thing we call channeling. People are trying to channel entities and have these beings come through them. In my estimation this is downright ridiculous and dangerous.
Don't get involved with non-physical beings. This current pastime, this rage, is dangerous. Many of these people who are channeling entities are going to become very sick, physically and mentally
Channeling is a practice that is very popular right now. It is very dangerous. It is a process in which you are opening yourself up to astral entities and inviting them to come into you. This is silly.
Knowledge and power doesn't come from an entity, it comes from within yourself. What can these things tell you, to put five bucks on Snowflake in the third race?
People think that by getting in touch with some being outside the body, it will solve their problems. This only creates problems. It won't help you a bit.
You know, these non-physical beings, it's very hard to tell what they're up to. You can't see them. How can you rely on them? It's chancy.
People go to mediums and they get in touch with spirits outside of the body. Most of these spirits are pretty malevolent and unenlightened, although they often claim to be enlightened teachers who are disincarnate. These low-vibe beings seek life-force.
To choose the light or to choose other things is always the question.
The important thing to remember is to follow the path of light. As the fictional character Yoda, from Star Wars, correctly pointed out, once you start down the dark path to power, it's very difficult to leave that path.
Use power wisely. If you search your heart, I think you will.