When our mind is not calm, first we have to check where the wandering thoughts or worries come from. All worries and emotions are associated with ego.
Sometimes, we think we have a lot of problems, but we do not know how to fix them. It’s because we do not really want to face them. If we realize that negative emotions and thoughts are deadly to our physical body, our life and our wisdom, we will put them down right away.
Negative emotions are like poison. Why would you take poison little by little? It is because you don’t know how powerfully the negative thoughts or emotions can affect our physical body and mental situations.
Typically, people use their own thoughts, negative thoughts, to hypnotize themselves. This makes them think that they are right and the other person is wrong. At first, you probably have one negative thought, one evil thought. Gradually, you start to create and generate more and more negative and evil thoughts. The first evil thought is like a newborn baby. But after a period of time, you give the newborn baby food, one negative or evil thought after another one. Slowly, the evil thought becomes an adult. When negative thoughts are mature like fruits ripened on the tree, they dominate your life. They will make you think that what you are doing is right. Even though you make mistakes, you just don’t have the ability to change the situation. The negative emotions are so powerful that you don’t have the strength or ability to correct the mistake. You just repeat the same problem.
Be aware that all types of negative emotions have the possibility to turn into evil.
When you have negative thoughts, put them down right away. We should teach kids early before they turn bad. We should correct our own negative thoughts at the very beginning before they become negative emotions.
When the negative emotion turns into evil, it is very difficult for you to turn it around. It is because the evil or negative thoughts are so powerful that they attach to your mind very closely. You are not aware of them, not even notice them. Negative thoughts, evil thoughts, or negative emotions just hide behind you. You never see them, but they dominant your life. They make you think that you are right, this is right, and that is wrong. The evil thought controls your life.
Can you see someone who always follows right behind you? NO! Only at the moment when you turn and look back, you might see them. Because of our self-attachments and selfish ideas, we always look forward to our own benefits. When will you look back? Only very few chances will you look back. Most people just move forward and their life is dominated by selfish ideas.
I tell students, when your mind is not calm, you should stop the wrong thought right away. Otherwise, you are feeding the evil food. It will poison your mind. So, first, when we have wrong thoughts, put them down. Then, we still have a chance; when we have angry emotions, stop angry emotions. Then we still have a chance. But, when the angry or negative emotion turns into evil, it is going to be very difficult to stop. At this case, you can only be taught by your own deadly karma.