Swami Anubhavananda Saraswati has been a great support and encouragement to AMA activities since 1996. He has delivered several lectures at AMA on various dimensions of life. The lecture contained in this booklet was delivered immediately after the devastating earthquake that struck Gujarat on January 26, 2001. The lecture was a solace to the disturbed and shocked people of Ahmedabad. It put forth the message of peace and served as a balm to the agitated and fearful minds of the people. Differentiating between worries and thoughts, Swamiji conveys the message of facing the challenges in life through positive thinking. In short, to replace worries with optimistic thinking.
To substantiate, Swamiji intercepted it with day-to-day anecdotes and mythological examples rather than pining over worries and making life miserable. I hope the readers will find this booklet interesting and a valuable and useful tool to control worries and channelize thoughts towards the positive aspects of life.
All of us think that, we think. In fact, it is not thinking but worrying because both thinking and worrying are thought-processes. The result is, we mistake worrying for thinking and get lost in our life, imagining that we are thinkers. What then is the difference between thinking and worrying?