The below Q & A is an excerpt from a feature article on Tulshi Sen with Rajinder Sandhu in Mehfil Magazine, Sept/Oct 2009
Q: What is the single biggest obstacle that prevents people from achieving success?
A: Belief level. We are what we believe. We don’t get what we want, we get what we are. We are what we believe in. Success is not setting goals and achieving goals. We do that every day. Success is raising our belief level to heights unknown to us. To answer your question: The obstacle is our mind, which has to be controlled by our consciousness. Now our mind tells us what we can have and what we cannot have.
Q: There are many people who read book after book and attend seminar after seminar but still can’t seem to change their lives. What are they doing wrong?
A: In my book I mention that most of us are like donkeys with a load of books. Knowledge limits. Throughout the history of the world all the teachers and masters of both the east and the west have vehemently told us that we have to listen to our heart, our consciousness, and follow our bliss. Knowledge is our memory. We have to reach the depths of our being that creates our memory. That is what my book is all about. We have to transcend the mind.
Q: Even before the global economic crisis it seemed that people were more stressed than ever. Why are so many people so stressed?
A: Stress comes out of uncertainty. My book, Ancient Secrets of Success, is about creating a life without any uncertainty, to become the master of our world according to the teachings of the east and the west. To quote one of the greatest poets of our times, Walt Whitman, who said: “No one has begun to think how divine he himself is and how certain the future is.”
Q: What can people do to reduce the stress in their lives?
A: Only one thing, one thing alone and no reading and any other knowledge can help them. Meditate on the four proclamations. And that is not my answer, that is the answer of all the masters of the world. These four proclamations are the very foundation of all the teachings of all the ages of both the east and the west. These four proclamations are the basis of building lives for fulfillment.
Q: You talk about circumstances being created by our consciousness. Is the global economic meltdown an event created by someone’s — or a group’s— consciousness?
A: Yes you are right. Our world represents our race consciousness. Our consciousness creates our reality. A true leader of today must change the consciousness of their nation.
Q: You talk of the limitations we impose on ourselves and that these limitations are passed on to us in childhood from parents. What can parents do to avoid instilling limitations in their children?
A: Parents are our first teachers. According to the ancient teachings, the first masters of our lives are our parents. They mould and shape us. Parents have a great responsibility, more than just taking care of us physically. They need to learn to inspire. Just like they work hard to feed us, clothe us and shelter us, they also must work harder to know how to build us up, to not be afraid and to be brave and successful. They have to realize that they don’t own us; they are our custodians for the universe.
Q: You also say that the mind will resist. What can people do to overcome frustration and the urge to give up and go back to life as usual?
A: We have come to quench our thirst. We have to remember our longing, our expectations and our thirst. The pain of not having what we want is the thirst. We have to know to what we want. We have to learn to believe that we can have anything we want.
Q: What is the most difficult step for people to overcome in developing a success consciousness?
A: Raising their belief level and not following others who have given up living a life of designed destiny. To remove themselves from the herd mentality.
Q: What kind of changes take place in people as their understanding of consciousness increases?
A: They feel a sense of liberation from the opinion of others. They do not seek approval for their vision of their life. They believe that they know what they want.
Q: Why do you think some people are skeptical of programs like yours?
A: Skeptics are people who are seeking clarifications and have not yet been able to formulate their questions. Every question has the answer built in it.
Q: What is the first, most important step a person should take to change their lives for the better?
A: To set a vision for their lives and know how they want to be remembered when they leave this plane.