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Building Willpower

Today Gurudeva talks once more about willpower, how some people possess more than others, developed in this life or a past life. He talks about how to get more willpower and store it in the manipura chakra.

Unedited Transcript:

Today at Kauai Aadheenam. It is April 5th. We have Sadhaka Thondunatha here to translate what I am going to say into the beautiful Tamil language. So, all of you Tamil-speaking devotees, hang on and tune in. But, first we are going to talk a little bit more about willpower.

Willpower is an actual possession. Many people have a lot of it. Many people have developed it in their last life. Many people have had several past lives and it comes naturally easy to them in this life. If you find you don't have will, you don't have determination, it is hard for you to carry things through to finish that you begin. You are a victim of procrastination. That means you put things off until tomorrow and then never get around to doing it. But, it is always in your mind that you are going to. "I am going to do it." So, if you are a I-am-going-to-do-it person, you need more willpower.

How do you get more willpower? Walk a little further than you think you can walk. Sit a little longer in meditation than you think is possible for you to sit. Be a little nicer than you think you can be. Be more forgiving. Put out extra effort in everything that you do and that extra effort begins to build up within you because that extra effort is a prana, is an energy that accumulates within your manipura chakra. That is just where your belly button is and in that chakra in your astral body, you begin to build a force field of pranic energy, you become strong. Of course, not to create bad karma by using your willpower, as we talked about yesterday, we must have love in the will. We have to do good for people, to do good for ourselves. Think positive thoughts, be positive in words and then, what happens? Our life and future smoothes out.

Now we are going to ask Sadhaka Thondunatha to tell in the beautiful Tamil language everything I had to say and also encourage the youth, especially the youth of Sri Lanka to encourage their friends to tune in to, 'Listen to Gurudeva' today.

{Sadhaka Thondunatha talks in Tamil.}

Gurudeva: I would like to thank Sadhaka for the beautiful translation. I would also like some of you out there from Sri Lanka to put out a news item in all the Tamil newspapers, radio programs that this service from Kauai Aadheenam is available. Kauai Aadheenam is an extension of our Alaveddy Ashram in Sri Lanka. This service is available to young people. They can ask questions. If they are having problems with drugs, girl friends or boy friends, they can ask questions. We can give either personal or impersonal answers.

{Sadhaka Thondunatha translates into Tamil.}

Gurudeva: Aum Namah Sivaya.