Now after the two posts on Meditation, time has come that we should try giving it a definition. Although Mediation is something very vast and cannot be summarised in limited words. Only those will understand it who experiences it day in and day out. And in this process they keep on discovering the insights of this wonderful process. Our experiences during practical Sadhana in Meditation are our best teachers on this intense and vast subject. The more we do it, the more we cam closer to our own Divine Self.
There are generally three components of meditation first is the meditator himself, second is the process taken for meditation and third is the object of meditation.
The meditation is a process of contemplation where the meditator, the object of meditation and as well as the process of meditation itself merges in to one. One is able to realise his true soul by transcending all his body chakras reaching a state of Turiya. One achieves the stillness he has been longing for his life and experience the ultimate and true bliss.
In our last post on this topic we introduces meditation, and some of its basic insights. We tried to define it as a type of concentration quite often to cultivate a specific thought in our mind in order to achieve stillness and get rid of all other negative thoughts of mind (which can also be termed as defects of mind). You can read this post on basics of meditation here.Continue reading
उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् |
आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मन: ||
Elevate yourself through the power of your mind, and not degrade yourself, for the mind can be the friend and also the enemy of the self.
Bhagvad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 5
Our mind can make us independent believing on our self, and at the same time it can also make us too much dependent on external factors that may include a person, an object or even a situation. It is our mind that support us to make us believe in our infinite potential, and it is our mind only that make us fear of the varying situations in the outside world with a lot of uncertainty. It is upto us whether we want it to be our friend or an enemy in our lives.Continue reading
Who am I , what is our purpose of coming to this world. Where will I go after this life. When will all this end. .These are some of the eternal questions which keep puzzling us from time to time. Many times it seems there is no answer to all this. And we should forget it and keep going with our usual lives.
But Sanatan Dharma (as Religion can not be literally replaced with Dharma in English, you can call it Ancient code of living) not only gives answer to theses questions but also show us a way to live our life effectively by processing this information and applying the same in our life making it full of abundance.Continue reading
Many times we fail to act in our difficult times when our mind and as well as decision making capability is clouded with negative emotions of fear & grief. Instead of trying to come out of our difficult situation and fight against the odds we blame external factors responsible for it, trying to justify our inaction. We fail to understand that our grief & depression will not solve the problem and are definitely not an alternative of the actions that we should address and resolve the issues. The required action in the need of the hour is actually our Dharma (religion) which will not only give us the inner strength but will also solve the problem. Continue reading