meditation

akhil kaushik's picture



No votes yet

hi friendz,this is akhil kaushik.i want to know about your views about meditation?how it helps us in spritual growth?is it a god gift?



bonya basu's picture

Meditation reveals our True Nature.....

" Meditation results in revelation.Out of the reality of one's being arises the perception and experience of the pure Self.Self- Realization is the Self=revelation of our true nature by the illumination of our pure consciousness.

Lahiri Mahasaya.....

Lord Krishna speaks:-
With one's mind thus absorbed, one sees Me alone in oneself and sees oneself united to Me, the self of all, like light united to light.

Srimad Bhagavatam....

bonya basu | Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:35
jasdir singh jaura's picture

Meditation

i want to know about your views about meditation?how it helps us in spritual growth?is it a god gift?

MEDITATION NAME: Devotion.

MEDITATION AGE: People of any age can do this easily (recommended in young age for best results).

MEDITATION TIME: Can do any time (recommended early morning 3am onwards {the necter-time} for best results).

MEDITATION PLACE: Can do anywhere, anytime.. standing, sitting, sleeping, aweaking, or even while working. (recommended to at same place, same time, simply by folding legs & closing eyes in the sweet remembrence of "Lord", for the best results).

MEDITATION TIMEAGE: Start with the sittings from Half an Hour and slowely extend them to three Hours,(recommended to extend the sitting as much as one can extend for the best results)
"Break all the connections from this world, to make connection with that word"

MEDITATION HELPING FEATURES:
1) Less eatings. (recommended to take light & naturel diet earned with the honest means, better to take the meals once a day for the best results).

2) Less sleeping. (recommended to awake during the whole night {if possible} in the sweet rememberence of "Lord",don't worry if your eyes become red due to awakining in the sweet rememberence of "Lord", for the best results).

3) Less speaking. (recommmended just to speak only for the sake of reasonable wordly needs and duties for the best results).

MEDITATION EXPLAINATION: Simply just fall in "Love" with "Lord" (recommended to do it "Unconditionally" for the best results)

MEDITATION BENIFITS: One gets rid from the circle of deths & births, Gets enlightenment.

MEDITATION PROGRESS SYPTOMS: As soon as the concentration starts to begain, the fingers of hands & feets feels like sleeping & Slowely day by day practice one feels the unstruck sound (divine sound) on the eye centre.

MEDITATION FEES: Will be collected at "Heaven", "Sachkhand", "Mukame-Haq", "God-Home".

_/\_Jasdir.

jasdir singh jaura | Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:51
Quantum's picture

Meditation to me

A meditation practice, such as watching the breath, or counting the inhale and exhale, focuses the mind, and if done ernestly, quiets the mind, and and minimizes all the mental distracting chatter. Distracting mental chatter and too much thoughts obscure that Abiding Sense of Peace that is always present, and is always there. Call it God, Buddha-Nature, Christ Consciousness, Kingdom of Heaven, The Tao...doesn't matter what you call it. I simply prefer to refer to it as that abiding sense of Peace that simply gets obscured by thoughts and negative emotions.

When the mind is still, and emotions, specially negative ones, are calm--let's just say when the mind is still: Then that Abiding Sense of Peace is not obscured. And a direct experience is known. This is Meditation.

The more this direct experience happens, the more it happens, and the longer it lasts. And like you can happily, and naturally, go about running around doing your thing. Like little children and animals do.

No ego.

Quantum | Fri, 05/25/2012 - 17:38
joejo's picture

Conditioned State passes

If peace of mind depends on few thoughts or particular kind of thoughts or efforts then such a thing is conditioned and is bound to pass.

Can Abiding sense of peace be ever obscured? Clouds may obscure the sun but can they obscure the light. The Self ever shines in its glory and nothing can obscure it.

Does the mediator need to maintain its separate existence which is an illusion? I may have to find out.

joejo | Sat, 05/26/2012 - 01:10
Quantum's picture

Cloudy days

I don't know what it's like where you live, but here where I live it just doesn't seem as bright to me outside when it's cloudy as when the sky is cloudfree. Of course in space, in the middle of our solar system, the sun itself is still shining and continues to shine, but here on the ground, here on planet earth (again, I have no idea what planet you are on, or even what dimension), it get's just a little dimmer when the clouds are blocking, obscuring, the sunlight. Duh!

So, in that sense the light does become obscured.

As for the light of divinity shining every brightly in you, then you are already fully "enlightened" and all I can say is...wow. Good for you. Go forth and let your light shine before men. Be a light unto the darkness, oh Shiny One.

Quantum | Sat, 05/26/2012 - 05:37
joejo's picture

Ponder

The dictionary defines meditation as "To reflect on; contemplate." On the topic of meditation I was trying to give this method followed by non dual seekers. Quote from Gita chapter 2 with commentary of Adi Shankara given below:-

2.29 Someone visualizes It as a wonder; and
similarly indeed, someone else talks of It as a
wonder; and someone else hears of It as a wonder.
And some one else, indeed, does not realize It even
after hearing about It.

English Translation of Sri Sankaracharya's Sanskrit
Commentary - Swami Gambhirananda

2.29 'This Self under discussion is inscrutable. Why
should I blame you alone regarding a thing that is
a source of delusion to all!' How is this Self
inscrutable? [It may be argued that the Self is the
object of egoism. The answer is: Although the
individualized Self is the object of egoism, the
absolute Self is not.] This is being answered in,
'Someone visualizes It as a wonder,' etc.

Jasdir in his preceding post gave a very good methodology of meditation so thought to add something on the lines from the devotional contemplative side.

joejo | Sat, 05/26/2012 - 06:31
Quantum's picture

Breath

Akhil,

Just focus on your breathing. All your questions will either be answered on their own, or they will become irelevent. I hope you do not get lost in all this mental conceptions and gibberish. So much gibberish happens when discussing the infinite and boundless. It's all mental chatter. Mind candy. The mind playing with itself ad nauseum. 'Just watch, more gibberish will be posted by others as a response to this post.

Just focus on your breathing.

Quantum | Sat, 05/26/2012 - 19:31
joejo's picture

Difference between Samatha and Vipassana

Focusing on breathing is traditionally a Buddhist practice and therefore it may be necessary to examine what they have to say about meditation. The following extract is from

http://www.chanmyay.org/samatha_vipassana.htm

There are two types of meditation in Buddhism. One is samatha meditation, the other is vipassana. The purpose of samatha meditation is to attain higher concentration of the mind.

But a meditator who practices samatha and attains this state of the concentrated mind cannot realise bodily and mental processes in their true nature. Because the Samatha meditator is not able to realise the appearance and disappearance of mental and physical phenomena, he cannot destroy any of the defilements.

The purpose of samatha meditation is to attain deep concentration and live happily and peacefully. This is so as long as the mind is concentrated well on the object of meditation. But without realisation of the three characteristics of existence or three characteristics of the body/mind process, no one can destroy any of the mental defilements of lust greed, desire, craving, hatred, anger, aversion and so on.

When one is not able to destroy these mental defilements, he will not be free from all kinds of suffering. He is still on the ocean of suffering. Only when he has realised anicca, dukkha and anatta or impermanence, suffering, no soul, no self, the nature of body/mind process, will he be able to exterminate all the defilements and live happily and peacefully.

joejo | Sun, 05/27/2012 - 01:27
Quantum's picture

See what I mean?

"Just watch, more gibberish will be posted as a result of this post."

And then some.

Too much talk and explanation get in the way of true understanding.

Keep it simple.

Just focus on your breathing. Clarity will come to you, and all this gibberish will be realized naturally. Better they realize organically than reading endlessly about them.

Quantum | Sun, 05/27/2012 - 18:04