Chapter 2: The Root Problem of All Problems
Black magic is nothing but when a man has accumulated thought energy without throwing out his negativity beforehand. And white magic is nothing but when a man has attained too much thought energy, and has based his total being on a positive attitude. The same energy with negativity becomes black; the same energy with positivity becomes white. A thought is a great force; it is a thing.
This will be the third insight. It has to be understood and watched within yourself.
Sometimes it happens that you see your thought functioning as a thing, but just because of too much conditioning of materialism you think this may be just a coincidence. You neglect the fact, you simply don’t give any attention to it; you remain indifferent, you forget about it. But many times you know that sometimes you were thinking about the death of a certain person - and he dies. You think it is just a coincidence. Sometime you were thinking about a friend and a desire arose in you that it would be good if he comes - and he is at the door, knocking. You think it is a coincidence. It is not coincidence. In fact, there is nothing like coincidence, everything has its causality. Your thoughts go on creating a world around you.
Your thoughts are things, so be careful about them. Handle them carefully! If you are not very conscious, you can create misery for yourself and for others - and you have done that. And remember, when you create misery for somebody, at the same time, unconsciously, you are creating misery for yourself, because a thought is a two-edged sword. It cuts you also simultaneously when it cuts somebody else.
Just two or three years ago, one Israeli, Uri Geller, who had been working on thought energy, displayed his experiment on BBC television in England. He can bend anything just by thinking: somebody else keeps a spoon in his hand ten feet away from Uri Geller, and he just thinks about it - and the spoon bends immediately. You cannot bend it by your hand, and he bends it by his thought. But a very rare phenomenon happened on BBC television, even Uri Geller was not aware that this is possible.
Thousands of people in their homes were watching the experiment. And when he did his experiment, bent things, in many people’s houses many things fell and became distorted - thousands of things all over England. The energy was as if broadcast. And he was doing the experiment at a ten-foot distance, then from the television screen in people’s homes, around the area of ten feet, many things happened: things got bent, fell down, became distorted. It was weird!
Thoughts are things, and very, very forceful things. There is one woman in Russia, Mikhailovana. She can do many things to things from far away; she can pull anything towards herself, just by thought. Russia is not a believer in occult things - a communist country, atheistic - so they have been working on Mikhailovana, on what is happening, in a scientific way. But when she does it, she loses almost two pounds of weight; in a half-hour experiment she loses two pounds. What does it mean?