Does God judge you or punish you for having bad thoughts? Have you ever wondered how God judges you for the bad thoughts you may have of someone? How about the anger and temptation to react on our freeways to a careless driver? How about the second glimpse we give to a beautiful person of the opposite sex? Is it possible that there is no harm or foul as long as we don’t carry out our thoughts? In the Tip of the Writing Brush are the following verses:
Prepare to clear this mind quickly.
Purify it by using a filter and sand. 3-10
This filter, where do you think it is.
The heart and the mouth are the sand and filter. 3-11
Since we control our minds, we have the ability to stop our thoughts from coming to fruition. It may be difficult, but we can control what comes out of our mouths. We can usually control the thoughts in our minds.
But if there are too many evil thoughts in our minds, we may have a difficult time preventing our thoughts from going into action. This is where the heart which some call the soul, make come into play.
Let us look at the purpose of sand in the sewage system. The purpose of sand is to attract the pollutants from the sewage, so that we can re-use the water. The heart (soul) may act in the same capacity of sand. It attracts evil thoughts from our minds, clearing the mind of evil thoughts.
In summary, the mouth and heart prevent most of our evil thoughts from going into action. But we have not answered our question if God judges us for our evil thoughts. What happens to the evil thoughts that are attracted and stored in our souls (hearts)? In previous blogs, we have theorized that the soul (heart) carries these evil thoughts to the afterlife whether it is heaven or earth. May we be judged on the amount of evil in our hearts? How does God remove these evils from our hearts? There are more questions than answers for now. Hopefully we will deal with some of these questions in future blogs!