In One Moment Of Samadhi There Is A Million Years Of Rest

Apr 22 2012

Secrets of Meditation

So we will recapitulate what we have been doing in the last two days.

How meditation can happen in many ways.

Meditation is a happening, this is the first point.

Second is, meditation is effortless. The key for meditation is effortlessness. It is not doing something but doing nothing and that is meditation. And creating a condition where you really can do nothing is all that is important to look into.

So how can this happen? We saw many methods or many ways.

Through physical manipulation, Yoga, Tai Chi, all these can bring a certain amount of calmness in the mind. Not totally but a certain degree of meditativeness can come by exercise and physical manipulation.

Second is pranayama. This is even more important because we have five bodies to us (Panchakosha). First is the physical body, then the pranic body which is the bio rhythmic force or bio electro-magnetic energy. Then, we have the mind or the consciousness; then the intuitive body which is a further refined consciousness, and then the blissful.

Usually we think the mind is inside the body, but it is the other way around. Body is inside the mind. I usually give the example of the Phantom Arm. Even though the arm is amputated a person feels the arm is still there, i.e., the subtle body which is still there.

So, through breathing techniques and breathing exercises, the mind becomes very serene, calm, and happy.

Then through any of the five senses the mind can become meditative. Through taste, smell, sight, sound and touch. Then through emotions; heightened refined emotions. Love, compassion, sense of service, all these can bring a certain degree of serenity to the mind; it becomes very calm and meditative. Through emotions you can attain the same meditative state.

Then through intellectual understanding.

One of the examples I gave is, when you go to a space museum or watch a space movie, then you see the earth in contrast with the universe, and how small this earth is, and where you are to what this universe is. That stimulation of the intellect brings a different context to life and makes the mind meditative. That little chattering mind just shuts off. The mind is chattering all the time, finding fault in others, or oneself, and suddenly you find all these things are insignificant compared to the vastness of the universe and of this existence. The awareness about this existence suddenly takes you to another plane of serenity, of calmness.

So through intellectual stimulation also meditation happens.

Questions & Answers

Expand all Q & A Collapse all Q & A

Read earlier posts

  • Keep The Faith Intact

    January 27, 2015
    • Why Are You Here?
    • True Faith Never Falls
    • The Only Way to God
    • Science vs. Spirituality

    At The Event Of VenuNaad

    January 22, 2015
    • 5378 Artistes Play the Flute Together
    • A Message of Peace & Prosperity
    • A Cleaner & Healthier India
    • Promote Our Indian Classical Music
  • From Darkness To Light

    January 14, 2015
    • 4 Pillar of Democracy
    • Spirituality Uplifts Society
    • Turning Questions to Wonder
    • Benefits of Regular Chanting
    • Lets Gift a Better World to the Future

    WE CHANT for Global Peace

    January 13, 2015
    • Video: The Impact of Sound on Water
    • The Butterfly Effect
    • Definition of Thought
    • How Thoughts Arise
    • Chanting Impacts the World Consciousness
  • You Can Move Time

    January 8, 2015
    • The Influences of Time
    • The Power of the Soul
    • There is a Purpose in all Events
    • Are You Learning Your Lessons?
    • How Pleasure Leads to Pain

    Why Good People Suffer

    January 7, 2015
    • As You Sow So Shall You Reap
    • Reduce Suffering Through Sadhana
    • Ways To Make Life More Meaningful
    • Why Preserved Food is not Good For You
  • Your Happiness Is Your Responsibility

    January 6, 2015
    • Solar Plexux: Central Point
    • Symbolism of the Birth of Brahma
    • Dealing with Emotional Abuse
    • The Law of Karma
    • 2 Kinds of Karma

    To Err Is Human

    January 2, 2015
    • The Rule of Morality
    • Don't Misuse Knowledge
    • Forgive Other & Yourself
    • Think Big & Have Dreams
    • The Significance of Worship
  • New Year Message

    December 31, 2014
    • A Time to Reflect
    • Life is Like a Dream
    • The Development of Past Year
    • Be Untouched by Events
    • Lets Move Towards a Better World

    The Key To Clear Action

    December 30, 2014
    • Be Established in Yoga
    • A Tip to Calm Your Mind
    • Don't Over-Analyze Life
    • Don't Try To Change People
  • Satisfying Your Spiritual Hunger

    December 30, 2014
    • Organic Farming in India
    • Youth Should Involve in Agriculture
    • Meditation Satisfies Spiritual Hunger
    • The Effect of Yoga on the Body

    A Sign Of Evolution

    December 29, 2014
    • What Makes One a Yogi
    • Everybody is Connected
    • Life & Karma
    • Attachment Toward the Satguru
    • Love & Longing Go Hand in Hand