Before dwelling upon the exercises of telepathy, understanding the law of sight is necessary. Man, in fact, is Sight. When the sight is focused upon an object after absorbing it, brings it to the mental screen, then the mind sees it, feels it, and ascribes meanings to it. It is the law of sight that when an object is taken into focus the image of that thing persists for fifteen seconds on the screen of the mind and with the act of blinking it gradually slides into memory and is replaced by some other image. If the sight is focused on an object for more than fifteen seconds the same image keeps on recurring on the screen of the mind, registering itself in the memory. For instance, when something is sighted for a long interval of time without blinking the eyes, the ability to transfix the sight infuses in the mind, putting an end to the mental distractions. Gradually practice enables the exerciser to control and monitor the movement of an object according to his will.
It means that the concentration of sight generates the will power and will power is that force that enables us to perform various tasks. The basic principle of telepathy is to enable one to concentratively focus one’s sight on one particular point. For attaining concentration of sight, some intention is also required to be there. The more proficiency in concentration is there the stronger becomes the will-power, backing the intentions. When a telepathist intends to reflect his thoughts on the screen of some other person’s mind the thought is transferred to him and he takes this thought as one of his own thoughts.
And now if the recipient of this thought is a person with an undistracted mind, the thought after passing through the phases of concept and feelings becomes a manifestation. If one thought is transmitted repeatedly, the mind of the recipient starts receiving it even if he is not consciously attentive. Concentration makes a thought manifested.
Telepathy is not the only name of the knowledge of transferring thoughts but we can fill our life with pleasant ideas after studying our life with the help of this knowledge. Life is a cobweb of urges, desires, and wishes. It is basically a compounded mixture of wishes and urges. The first urge encountered after one is born is the feeling of hunger. When the mother brings her child to her bosom he starts feeding himself as he had learned it in the womb of the mother.
Growth is another name for the completion and fulfillment of wishes. Wishes are fulfilled in two ways. One is the conscious fulfillment and the other is unconscious. The conscious and unconscious are two pages of a single leaf. Impressions of thoughts and ideas on one page are bright and clear and on the other, they are dim and unclear. The page with bright and clear impressions is known as unconscious. And, the page with dim and dull impressions is called the conscious.
In spiritualism one is made to observe that in bright and clear thoughts, time and space are not there. Unclear, vague thoughts are associated with Spatio-temporal ties at every step.
When we analyze an urge and its eventual fulfillment we come to know that ascribing different meanings to an urge makes it appear differently in reality Hunger, for instance, is an urge and its fulfillment is to eat something. One individual satiates his appetite by eating bread and meat, the other eats something else. A lion does not eat grass. A goat does not eat meat. One likes sweet foods the other is fond of salty things.
No single person can deny the fact that sorrow and happiness are directly related to thoughts. Some thoughts are very pleasing and others are very disturbing. Fear, fright, dubiety, jealousy, greed, hatred, malice, showing off, false pride, vanity are all products of our thoughts. And love, affection, faith, humility, modesty and sacrifice, and feelings of grief are also resultants of thoughts. Sometimes all of a sudden this thought flashes that an accident may be faced by us or by one of our children. Although no accident has actually taken place, this thought causes us to experience all the agony of an accident. We experience feelings of anxiety in detail regarding disastrous accidents, similar is the case of happiness and happy life.
When an idea after becoming an imagination focuses on such a point where the pictures of happiness and prosperity are existing, a fountain of happiness springs from within. Grief and joy are associated with imagination and the imagination results from the thoughts.