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How to Meditate – By Swami Venkatesananda – Last Part

Dear all,

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

Meditation tips Contd....

However, there is still movement in consciousness. Consciousness is still aware
of itself: this is the original division which is therefore potential
diversity. There is the awareness of ‘I am’ which can easily expand
itself into ‘I am this’, ‘I am that’ etc. Hence, even this is known as
samadhi with consciousness, or samadhi with the seed of diversification
present.

Beyond this no effort on the part of the student is of any use, nor is it necessary. An effort is the expression of the ego,
perpetuation of the division; abandonment of the effort is also the
expression of the ego’s inability or unwillingness to reach this point.


The ego-sense should reach this point and in total self-surrender abandon
all effort to abolish division, in the knowledge that the ego itself is
the creator of the division, it is itself the division. What happens
beyond this the masters have alluded to as ‘divine grace’. Patanjali
also speaks of god as what remains after the ordinary self-awareness
ceases to be.

Awareness of division is the abolition of division. There is no division in the awareness which is undivided by
the division. This position is not reached, it is not something to be
attained: it is, it always is. When the dividing ego is seen to be
incapable of dividing the indivisible, the shadow is seen as shadow;
that which is is: it alone is—and that is aloneness or all-one-ness,
the knowledge that infinite diversity is infinite.

How this enlightenment takes place no one knows. At one moment this inner light
begins to shine everywhere in your consciousness, and suddenly the ‘I’
has disappeared. It was not there in the first place. Only
consciousness remains. Knowledge alone remains. Action alone remains.
Seeing alone remains. Without the ego creating a division, a space
between I and the other. When this light shines constantly within
oneself, only then is one able to realise that what goes on inside is
love; that that love is genuine and that that love is directed towards
the omnipresence.

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"Goodness to Godliness"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFJp0qUo94A
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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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