Tathastu – ‘As you wish’


There are 6 doors in front of you and you know that 5 of them are going towards depression, grief, sadness, anxiety, and misery, whereas the 1 door that seems bright in color is going towards happiness.

Which door would you choose to open?

Obviously, you would choose the door with the bright red color. Why wouldn’t you?

The answer of a normal person would definitely be the door with a bright color. The choice that you made right now, clearly shows what your priorities in life are. It is happiness over all other negativity, right?

Glad to hear that!

However, are we really acting in a way that leads us to the path of that red door?

‘Tathastu’ is a Sanskrit word combining the words tat (so) + astu (happen or be it) meaning, ‘may it happen as per your wish’.

I’m sure you must have heard or read these quotes somewhere:-

“Ask and it shall be given to you, Seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened unto you”

“And when you want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”

It is to all our deepest desires & thoughts which we strongly focus on, the universe says “Tathastu”.

These lines make it very clear that universe is always ready to say “as you wish (Tathastu)” to all that we want. Then, why are people miserable in their life? What is it that they are doing wrong?

The only thing that needs to be understood is that the universe blesses and materializes the deeply rooted thoughts and desires! So, if on the layer you are talking about having a peaceful, positive, joyful, loving life but at the core your fears & insecurities are shouting out loud then what you truly believe from the core is going to prevail in the reality.

Tathastu works on the core feelings that you have about something!

In order to make the best use of this beautiful blessing of ‘Tathastu’, there are 2 main things we need to take care of.

   “We get the answer to the questions we ask, are we asking the right questions?” 

  • Why does this happen with me all the time?
  • How in the world am I going to bring a solution to this?
  • What should I do with such staff?
  • Why do I have such parents?
  • What a pathetic job I have?
  • How in the world can this go wrong?
  • Could the situation be worse than this?

Above are examples of a few questions that we generally ask ourselves. After reading these questions do you feel that they actually take you towards a solution or put you into more dilemmas and confusion? Do they enhance positive or negative emotions within you?

We always get the answer to the questions that we ask. So, it is our responsibility to check whether we are asking the right questions or not!


  • What can I learn from this situation?
  • What can I do to bring a solution to this situation?
  • How can I make the optimum utilization of these staff?
  • Which kind of change in my attitude will make me more cooperative with my parents?
  • What other options do I have with respect to my career right now?
  • What can I do to make this right at this moment?
  • What can I do to make the situation better?

The questions we ask ourselves most of the time focuses on the problem and not on the solution. What happens in such a scenario is that the mind focuses on the problem and gets panicked and stressed out. In such a state, it is impossible to think in the direction that will lead us to a solution.


If you find yourself feeling uplifted, positive, hopeful and encouraged when you ask a question, then it is a proper question. However, if a question leaves you with a feeling of disappointment, grief, anger, and self-sabotage then it can be considered as an improper question.

A question that shows you a way out and makes you feel free and empowered is the one that you should go for and not with the one that makes you feel stuck and helpless.

The blog next Saturday will be back with the 2nd super important aspect that is to be considered! Ponder upon the first aspect till then. 🙂

LOTS OF LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 


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