I've seen alot of times. The ability of human is praised.

Swami Vivekanand also said a quote. "You Can Do Anything And Everything"

Ive also heard that in the atharvaved it's said somewhere... "Whatever one wants to become, can become... With desires..." Something like that...

Is it true? Does human beings have this much power?

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    NO. Its NOT duplicate.
    – user17294
    Apr 23, 2019 at 17:18
  • No, ine can not achieve anything he wishes.He /she gets what God wishes.He /she can try at best:)
    – user17294
    Apr 23, 2019 at 17:20
  • Swamiji told about the RealmSelf and not about the individual:)
    – user17294
    Apr 23, 2019 at 17:21
  • @commonman But god says he does not interfere with karma?? And it is told that our life is our karma and our choices... Apr 23, 2019 at 18:36
  • Please read Gita where Sri Krishna says that God drives everyone like a machine:)
    – user17294
    Apr 23, 2019 at 18:40

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In Dattatreya's life, he has spoken of how he had attained Jnana through observing nature around him. In that he mentions, whatever a human thinks of constantly, he attains that form by citing an example.

The Bhringi or the BEETLE catches hold of a worm, puts it in its nest, and gives it a sting. The poor worm, always fearing the return of the beetle and sting, and thinking constantly of the beetle, becomes a beetle itself. Whatever form a man constantly thinks of, he attains in course of time that form. As a man thinks, so he becomes. I have learnt from the beetle and the worm to turn myself into Atman by contemplating constantly on It and thus to give up all attachment to the body and attain Moksha or Liberation."


  • This idea is wrongnas is the idea of nurture of the torties babies by the mind of their mother or chhataka drinking only the rain water etc.No insect becomes another insect by thinking !
    – user17294
    Apr 23, 2019 at 17:15
  • @commonman No its true fact. Its there in ancient Texts of Agastya, Bhogar, Thirumoolar too! But I dont find source it in net to share! Apr 23, 2019 at 17:20
  • It has been never observed empirically. What happens is well documented:)
    – user17294
    Apr 23, 2019 at 17:22
  • And I hv seen myself also:)
    – user17294
    Apr 23, 2019 at 17:22
  • It is said about a particular kind of wasp and not for bettles though so far as I know.
    – user17294
    Apr 23, 2019 at 17:26

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