Tuesday, December 11, 2012


By © Jamie Mitchell

Two people go on holiday to the same resort.

One notices mainly the friendly people and wonderful sights.

The other notices mainly the unfriendly people and the litter.

Walk through the jungle expecting to see snakes and you may well see them.

The Law of Attraction is the name given to the belief that like attracts like and that by thinking positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results.

Sounds like Oprah and spooky New Age thinking?

The Law of Attraction: Real-Life Stories - Oprah.com

Tsunza, Herdsboys
By iHennigs

Thomas Troward (1847–1916), who was a strong influence in the New Thought Movement, claimed that thought precedes physical form.

He claimed that "the action of Mind plants that nucleus which, if allowed to grow undisturbed, will eventually attract to itself all the conditions necessary for its manifestation in outward visible form."

Law of attraction

Thomas Troward was a Judge in British-administered India.

He had studied the teachings of Buddha, Christ, Hinduism and Islam.

'New Age thinking' is based to some extent on Taoism, Christianity and Budhism.

Some New Age thinking has also been corrupted, reportedly, by spooky people intent on brainwashing people.


The Law of Attraction is controversial.

If a child is abused, does that mean the child intended it in some way?

Tibetan Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa wrote:

Whenever I see unfortunate beings

Oppressed by evil and violent suffering,

May I cherish them as I had found

A rare and precious treasure.

working kids , dirt poor but good hearts
By v i p e z

"Do you believe," said Martin, "that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?" (Voltaire's Candide)

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) said in Memories, Dreams, Reflections:

"Natural history tells us of a haphazard and casual transformation of species over hundreds of millions of years of devouring and being devoured...

"But the history of the mind offers a different picture.

"Here the miracle of reflecting consciousness intervenes." 

By lymond

According to Buddha:

What we are now is the result of our past thoughts.

We are the creator of our circumstances.

By right thought and right action we can gradually purify ourselves and eventually reach enlightenment and Nirvana and beyond.

(Twelve Principles of Buddhism By Christmas Humphreys)

Buddha said that what we are thinking NOW is what we will become.

(Twelve Principles of Buddhism By Christmas Humphreys)


"There is something about conscientious Buddhist practice that results in the kind of happiness we all seek," writes Richard Davidson, of the University of Wisconsin, who used scanners to analyse regions of a Buddhist's brain.

Parts of Buddhists brains, linked to happiness, appear to "light up" consistently.

(Happiness. A Buddhist perspective)

Jesus advised us to consider the lilies.

According to the Hindus, "the purpose of the world (both the physical and the mental realms) is not human life but consciousness that dwells precisely beyond human life, in the realm of 'Not I'"

Science Of Nonduality: The Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy

those days !!
By Milapsinh Jadeja

Two psychologists at the University of Victoria, New Zealand, have said: ‘Once we anticipate a specific outcome will occur, our subsequent thoughts and behaviors will actually help to bring that outcome to fruition.’

According to Pyschologist Maryanne Garry: ‘We realized that the effects of suggestion are wider and often more surprising than many people might otherwise think.’



Anonymous said...

My favorite scripture in the bible is the one telling us that we learn from the things we suffer. Really teared up over the pics in this article AAng,,, in a very very good way this time.

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A. Peasant said...

if the law of attraction works, why do the evil keep getting away with murder? shouldn't they be attracting some justice?

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Anonymous said...

Interesting article.

Positive thought, positive energy etc. make us 'more' in the eyes of others.
Leadership, love, wisdom, generosity all need someone at the receiving end. We don't always get these things when we want them, but we do look for signs when we decide to accept them from others.
Those intuitive signs have something to do with the idea of the laws of attraction.

I am loathe to even say 'laws of attraction' because it makes me think of Oprah and other hucksters. But good concepts often get perverted by hucksters, so I am not ready to throw the idea away. Safe to say it has a lot of merit with people in cities dealing with each other. But some kid in Iraq or Libya getting hit by drone strikes from NATO, surely had nothing to do with it.

So how do we generate positive thoughts?
What is will?

Human behavior can be explained in terms of momentum, unmovable objects, irresistible forces critical mass and tipping points. Most people go along, resist or get active in a similar fashion.....but just like in chemistry class, there are different, some of us are catalysts. Some of us are shit disturbers and game changers. Santeria has Chango, and Hindus have Shiva to represent this concept.

But we would all do well to remember that this world is not natural or free so these concepts often have nothing to do with what really happens. We are ruled by secretive nasty beings, and they poison most everything with lies.
Christians, Jews and Muslims are all being lied to and manipulated. All of their books were written and translated countless times by men, little greedy men who used them to control people.
I have learned more about love and life from Buddhist books than from any other religious study. But like all good things, the Buddhist religion has been subject to attack and a hostile takeover. The CIA and the Dalai Lama being just one example of that.

Now more than ever our world needs love. War, tanking economies and the associated misguided anger, all add up to stress. People are edgy and mean in my little world, so I am trying to be extra good, extra calm and forgiving. I can do better, this article was well timed and a bit of an inspiration.

PS Good question AP.

Anonymous said...

Eloquent Anony @6.37 pm

I am with you, in staying tranquil and loving, forgiving and understanding and compassionate....

all the truly great philosophies and schools of thought/religion are at ONE on this...

I have lived amongst Jews, Buddhists, Muslims

I have read extensively.....

However, of all the schools of thought/healing etc, I chose Christianity, and have been blessed to realise we are all ONE.

Peace xx

Anonymous said...

The Law of Attraction is unfailing.

When we get hurt by mean and vicious people using us, lying to us and then discrediting us, abandoning us and/or killing us, we are supposed to Learn.

When we have suffered our Lessons, we emerge into Blessings, but we must stay open to experience, to risk and to danger, knowing our selves and our limitations.

LOVE has no limits. It is indeed ETERNAL.

Yesterday in Oz the Police family buried a magnificent human being, who was stabbed in the neck, when he attended a neighbourly dispute in an otherwise idyllic country environment.

When there are so many corrupt cops, it begs the question that someone so devoted to his Family (wife, kids, parents, brothers and entire community) is felled in the prime of his life, robbing us all of a vital member of the human family.

How does anyone make sense of such suffering, especially his young children?

Making Sense of Suffering is also the title of a therapeutic book, initially recommended by Alice Miller, who wrote brilliantly on childhood deprivation and neglect, and the psychopathology that too often follows...she wrote brilliantly on Hitler and various other human sadists/psychopaths,

and not so long ago, a German cannibal advertised for a willing victim to be cannibalised.

The Law of Attraction: it is unfailing.
We must at all times take responsibility for our own emotions and attitudes.

In the case of crucifixion, we are nevertheless to forgive.

The message of Peace was well and truly taught to all who witnessed.

Mark A. O'Blazney said...

Another name to help get you there is William Walker Atkinson, Yogi Publishing. Many pseudonyms (avatar?)

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