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How to Meditate – By Swami Venkatesananda – Part-6

Dear all,

Good evening to all of u and have a divine blessed day ahead…..

Meditation tips Contd....

It is very important to see that the body and mind are relaxed. There
should be no tension anywhere. The posture of the body should be steady
but not tense. The mind should be concentrated on the object with ease:
otherwise, every extraneous thought entering the mind will also get
fixed there! Let go your hold on the world and gently hold on to the
thought of god.

The secret in meditation is to be active without effort. Usually we are either active and full of effort or we go to
sleep. But there is a state which is the happy medium between the
two—to be awake and alert, but without struggle.

In the initial stages of meditation it is possible that as soon as the mind is concentrated and you begin to do japa,
something you had forgotten is recollected by the mind. If it pertains
to the business of the day, the mind is distracted. It is therefore
advisable (in the initial stages) to keep a piece of paper and pencil
by your side and note these down, so that the mind may be reassured
that they will not be forgotten again and that it could go on with the
japa. Use your commonsense in overcoming such obstacles.

Several methods have already been suggested not only to offset obstacles but to
keep the meditation alive and alert. The very best is of course to seek
the source of the sound of the mantra that is heard, and then the
identity of the one that listens to the mantra. If this method is
mastered, no disturbances (internal or external) need distract you,
because you know how to make use of any disturbance! Anything that
happens inside or around you is only going to stimulate you to greater
vigilance.

If there is a distraction, this vigilance will confront it with the
question, "I am watching my breath and repeating the mantra. From where
do you come?" Thus, there are no obstacles at all from there onwards

!!! Will continue !!!
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Chanting the Mahamantra :
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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