Thoughts and Happiness

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If you think of yourself as being depressed, you remain depressed. If you think of yourself as being unhappy, you remain unhappy. It is only a turning in your thought: you can become happy just by deciding to be happy.

People think that they are unhappy because there is some cause for them to be unhappy. The reality is just the opposite: they have decided to be unhappy, hence the cause exists. It is not the cause that makes them unhappy: because they have decided to be unhappy the cause comes into existence, and they are looking at things just in the reverse order.

Once you decide, immediately that thing starts happening, because the inner power of man is infinite. Howsoever we seem on the surface, we are not limited. The deepest source of your being is unlimited, infinite. So once you start thinking in terms of your being divine, you start becoming divine; nothing else is needed. You just have to create a thought-climate about yourself.

So this has to be your climate: become more and more loving and think of yourself as a temple of love, and the god of love is sitting just inside your being.

In the beginning it will look like a fantasy, a fiction; soon you will realise that is has become the reality, and once you have learned this secret art -- of changing your life just by conscious decision -- you have learned something tremendously valuable. Then you carry a key in your hand which can unlock all doors. It is a master key; no lock exists that it cannot open.

And this is the very foundation of all religions. god is not there existing. You have to decide that god exists, then he exists in you!

That's why the atheist can never come to know god, because he wants god to exist first and then he will accept. That is impossible because he comes into existence only when you come to acccept him.

The moment you accept, he is. But if you say, 'First I will have to see him and then I will accept,' you will miss, because you don't give the climate in which he can be, in which he can reveal himself. That's the meaning of trust.

So let your sannyas be a great leap into trust, a jump and from this moment think of yourself as a temple.

Life is a temple, and god is enshrined in the temple.

We are carrying infinite potentiality -- and completely unaware... living like beggars when we can live like emperors. Nobody is hindering us except our own fallacious ideas and old habits; habits have a great pull.

To be depressed is a habit,, to be angry is a habit, to be sad is a habit -- and naturally they are very wrong habits. To be happy, again is another habit. It is the same energy that becomes unhappiness or happiness; you just have to change your habit, your outlook, your attitude, and immediately energy starts flowing into a new channel. So from this moment, become happy, become loving, become grateful, become celebrating.

Drop the past, and I don't say drop it slowly, by and by -- no, because then you will never be able to drop it. If you say, 'I will drop it tomorrow: a little bit I will drop today, then a little bit tomorrow, then a little bit the day after tomorrow,' meanwhile you will be carrying it and it will become more and more strengthened, so simply drop it!

And it can be dropped just like that: very simply, as one changes clothes, changes a dress. The change in the dress to orange is symbolic: as easily as you change your dresses you start wearing the orange. The inner dress, the inner climate of your thoughts, the inner climate of your mind will be changed in exactly the same way. And as simply as I change your name you can change your total being. It is really simple!

So from this moment start thinking of yourself as a new peson who has no habits of the old. They will chase you, they will try, they will hover around you, but simply say 'good-bye' and start living in a new way.

And you will see: if you start, it happens. You will be surprised that it was so simple, that you didn't start it earlier.