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  • by Mahatma das and Akrura das

    Please visit the following link to download to hear the conversation between
    HG Mahatma das and HG Akrura Das

    Possibility thinking means there is always more than one way of
    approaching a situation. Generally we have patterns of thinking which lock
    us into seeing situations in a narrow way or the same way over and over
    again. But there is always more than one way to deal with a situation. By
    being open to other ways of viewing the situation, we begin to see
    possibilities we didn’t know existed.

    Think "what can I do to improve my service to Krishna in this situation?"

    If we really believe in Krishna, we should be thinking that anything is
    possible by His mercy. For example, in any difficult situation we can think,
    "What else can be done?", “How can I maximize the situation?" "How can I
    turn my obstacles into opportunities to serve Krishna?" There is always a
    silver lining at the end of the cloud.

    What’s good about this?

    You can see how bad experiences in the past have helped you become stronger
    today. There were valuable lessons learned from those experiences. But at
    the time you didn’t know this. Those experiences are blessings in disguise
    to learn what we need to learn. So, even the bad, seen in another way,
    becomes a source of strength and knowledge.

    Once, a king placed a boulder in the middle of a street and hid himself
    behind a bush. Most persons just went around the boulder. After some time, a
    peasant came and pushed the boulder aside. Below the boulder he found a
    purse with gold coins and a note from the king that said "This is a reward
    for the person who removes the boulder."

    In essence, there is gold at the end of a rainbow. Behind each obstacle,
    there is a lesson that Krishna wants us to learn.

    Dealing with anarthas

    An outside of the box way of viewing anarthas is to see them as things which
    are so valuable to us that if we give them up, we’ll be giving up that which
    we are dearly attached to. Krishna appreciates it when we offer him
    something that we’d rather not give up. So, attachments offer us great
    opportunities to serve Krishna.

    Since everything in creation must be offered to Krishna, we can offer to
    Krishna our determination to drop the anartha or a bad thought and continue
    with faith in our spiritual practices. Having a different perspective on how
    to deal with anarthas has helped many devotees.

    Tools for Possibility thinking

    Brainstorming or mind storming

    Some persons suggest taking a piece of paper and writing down 10 to 20
    possibilities. This forces one to think differently from how one generally
    thinks. It is also highly beneficial to do this exercise with a coach or a

    Is there a third alternative?

    Often times, two parties are caught up in "I have an idea" and "You have an
    idea". But there could be a third alternative which encompasses or far
    exceeds both the ideas. Generally, people think like a funnel, a narrow
    pipe. It is said that if the mind has 60,000 ideas in a day, they may all
    have the same pattern. People have a habitual way of thinking. Most of our
    thoughts are the same day in and day out.

    Win win thinking

    When two parties come together, its best to come up with an option that is
    beneficial for both parties. It’s called synergy or creative co-operation.
    Such an approach is very beneficial because it helps one develop respect for
    the other person's opinion, the other person's needs, and the ability to
    understand the other person.

    Obstacles to Possibility thinking

    I can't

    It is said that what you think to be true is often just your belief or
    attitude. When devotees use words like "I can't", "It can't", or "This can't
    be done" they are limiting themselves. In fact the words "I can't" can be
    redefined as "there is no possibility" of any other way of doing it or
    thinking about it. It’s important that we catch ourselves when we use those
    words. Instead, it’s a healthy habit to use words like "let's look" and "let
    me consider".

    Bhakta Henry (Ford), the grandfather of Ambarisha prabhu would say "If you
    say ‘I can't,’ you have 100% failed. You have determined your path to fail."

    Another alternative is to ask other devotees how they view a situation.
    They’ll often have a completely different perspective.

    Neglecting the most obvious

    Often times, because of our fixed mind set, we tend to oversee the most
    obvious things we can do to solve a problem. We are surrounded by all kinds
    of solutions and possibilities. We just don’t see them.

    Akrura narrates a true story of an African farmer who sold his land and
    embarked on a journey to find diamonds. When he was unable to find any
    diamonds, he drowned himself in the ocean. The new owner of the land one day
    found out that the acres of land that were sold to him were mines of
    diamonds. We also have acres of diamonds as wonderful devotees around us
    and talents given by Krishna. All we have to do is to open our eyes and look


    We are caught up in a routine and we don't even know what's beyond that. We
    don't go beyond our routine to explore opportunities. We can become like
    machines who can only do a few things. Then we say, “This is just the way I

    Being satisfied as a mediocre

    Devotees often become complacent in their devotional practices. It’s a good
    exercise to think from time to time how we can be a better servant of
    Krishna. "How can I be a better spouse for the pleasure of Krishna?" "How
    can I be a better parent?" "How can I be a better disciple so I can serve
    Krishna better?". When we ask such questions, the hidden opportunities for
    service start showing up.

    The hidden blankets in the cold room of your life

    Akrura narrates the story of how he slept in a Slovakian temple on a cold
    night with a thin blanket. When he woke up next morning, he found a box next
    to his bed with a warm blanket. He obviously did not see the most obvious.
    What are you not seeing?

    Krishna has given us intelligence, creativity and talents. We have to look
    and unveil our talents for His service.
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    Dandavat Pranams

    Your servant
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  • hare krishna,
    PAMO. thank you so much.

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