Question: Can the abilities and faculties mentioned in telepathy and other metaphysical sciences be acquired by anyone who is desirous of equipping oneself with these faculties or this knowledge is in particular for only those who enjoy some special capabilities and extraordinary power of the mind?
Answer: When we happen to hear about a person who can converse telepathically with people residing at far-off distances, can hypnotize somehow, can cure a sick person merely by the touch of his hand, can walk through solid brick walls or can read the mind, it spontaneously comes to our mind that some supernatural abilities have been endowed to that person. Similar is the case with those enigmatic and perplexing phenomena for which the human Intellect cannot find any befitting solution. For instance, the demonstration of healing powers through praying for someone or foretelling the future by interpretation of dreams.
Countless laws of nature are operative in this universe of ours. Only a few of them are known to us so far and many of them are still mysteries to us, because of our improper approach towards them. Any phenomenon which is based on laws about which our knowledge is imperfect is readily pronounced as supernatural only because of our ignorance about the laws operative behind such phenomenon.
Psychologically and physiologically man is the most complex and intricate of all the creatures of the universe. Sometimes the activities demonstrated by him appear to be so strange and mysterious that they could very easily be termed as supernatural activities. This invites our considered deliberation as to what these supernatural abilities are and how we can put them to our use after harnessing them according to our will and wish. Contemplation in this regard leads us to conclude that nothing can be above and beyond the range of the laws of nature therefore, for those who manage to have the cognition of the laws of nature the word supernatural is merely an indication of the level of our comprehension of nature and the understanding of its laws. Every phenomenon of nature whether it is on the ordinary level or at the preternatural level is the manifestation of one or the other law of nature. Nothing could rise above the laws of nature.
After settling on this point that nothing is preternatural in this universe and everything is manifested according to certain laws we have to consider how we can have a developed cognition of these laws and how the abilities like foreseeing, foretelling, clairvoyance, reading of minds, etc. could be put to use. It would be interesting to note that every one of us is endowed with these qualities and we can learn the use of latent abilities of mind and soul through certain exercises.
Practice can enable us to activate the latent potentialities and we can learn to cure and heal the sick by transferring our healthy thoughts to them. If we are desirous of learning the use of any of those faculties which are ordinarily called the supernatural, we are only required to seek the guidance of teachers versed with the science of these potentialities. Teachers of these sciences tell us that all these abilities, in fact, belong to the Soul and not to the physical mind or the body of man. Therefore, they teach us that how can we have access to the undiscovered potentialities of the soul. But before prescribing any exercise they prefer to edify the moral character and the mental capabilities of the one who wants to learn the use of these abilities.
It is to be remembered that the character of a person plays a key role in one’s advancement in any field. If one has a strong moral character the success can be easily guaranteed. Before taking any decision about learning any of these sciences, one ought to check whether he is steadfast enough to withstand the difficulties and that how does he intend to use the sought abilities, i.e. he wants to use them for constructive and positive purposes or not. Nature bestows extraordinary powers and abilities only upon those who know their proper use. If one does not possess a strong moral character, he can very easily indulge in the misuse of such powers.
Anyone who acquires the ability of an extraordinary nature and does not use it for the benefit of mankind is prone to start abusing it in a manner that is against humanity. Therefore, it must be kept in mind that whosoever intends to follow the metaphysical sciences should endure and have the determination to improve his personal well-being and to help others by using the abilities bestowed upon him.