We now have realised the Self as an eternal being who lives in the body and performs actions,
and enjoys its results. Now understand further, the fundamental ingredients of Soul i.e. What are
Spiritual powers present in the Soul through which we maintain to perform the journey of our
life. They are: Power to Accommodate, Power of Tolerate, Power to pack up, Power to Face,
Power to Discriminate, Power to Judge, Power to Co-operate & Power to Withdraw.
Power to Accommodate
The power to accommodate is the ability to expand and accept the
presence, ideas and desires of others​.
As water accommodates according to the shape of container and
river accommodate as the shape of the path, it teaches us to fit in
all situations and yet remain original (pure). It teaches us to mix
and adjust with others in all situations of life. It needs the Virtue of
Acceptance for everyone as they are. ‘They might be different, but
are not wrong.’
Power to Tolerate
The power to tolerate is the ability to respond to external and internal
events positively, yet not be affected by them​.
Power of tolerating everything. This is one of the most special and
useful powers of the soul and using this power, we can live a happy
life free from conflicts in relationships. To tolerate means, to remain
in peace with any situation we face. There is a positive way to think
about it. Tolerate doesn’t mean just not to speak or react. It means, to
respond in the right manner such that we should not give any pain or hurt the other person.
Sometimes remaining quiet also helps.
Power to Face
The power to face is the ability to withstand and resolve external and
internal obstacles, tests and challenges​.
Now this is a power to face everything. This is one step further from the Power to Tolerate. On
one hand we can tolerate the wrong and on other hand we convey the truth that we hold, but in a
peaceful way. Also is power to face challenges in life. Be brave and cross the difficulties. This
power only comes when there is ‘truth’ in our words and actions.
Power to Pack Up
The power to pack up is the ability to bring things to an end and
to stop wasteful thinking.
Directly related to detachment, power to resign, pack up and move
ahead in life. This power requires power to withdraw. We hold
ourselves back for comfort. We want to live the same life
everyday. But change is the law of nature. We must have this
power to gather all things that we possess and move ahead.
Power to Discriminate
The power to discriminate is the ability to discern the subtle, and
separate what is true from what is false.
What is right and What is wrong? This is the most basic question
that comes across while making a decision whether small or big.
When we discriminate between them, only then we can make a
decision. Even with 2 right ways, it needs to decide the best way.
This is deep reflection of our human birth (we can decide and
shape our life)
Power to Judge
The power of judgment is the ability to assess the quality of
choices, decisions and actions in yourself and in others.
Pay attention to your own thoughts. What good and bad have you
done today? When we check ourselves, it is an opportunity to
change. When we practice this, we are actually shaping our
intellect. We tell the mind & senses what is right to do; followed by which, we put the right into action which then becomes our habit & a natural way of being.
Power to Cooperate
The power to cooperate is the ability to give attention, time,
experience and wisdom in the service of others and to work
alongside them.
When we are in a group working for a purpose, we need both power
to accommodate and to cooperate. In this Godly mission also, we all
cooperate towards bringing the new world of happiness. Everyone
has a purpose to live and they are just doing their part in this world
drama. Become egoless, remain humble and only then you will
adjust and cooperate with everyone.
Power to Withdraw
The power to withdraw is the ability to step back and disengage
from the world around you.
Detachment means awareness that I am separate from the body,
role and responsibility. We then see things in the right perspective,
take accurate decisions and not suffer pain. Let us be aware – I
the soul am playing the role of a parent, spouse and professional.
Whatever may be the role, the personality of I the actor, a
personality of peace, love, wisdom, should reflect in every role. I am a soul, and I am interacting
with other souls playing different roles.