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How to Meditate – By Swami Venkatesananda – Part-1

Dear all,

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

So many textbooks are available on meditation nowadays that everyone has
some idea of what it is all about. In brief, meditation is the most
wonderful adventure: ‘Discovery of self’. Meditation enables us to
enjoy consciously the peace, happiness and revitalisation that we
unconsciously have in sleep.

Meditation lifts us above the cares and anxieties of our daily life, it enables us to overcome our
moral weaknesses and evil habits and thus transform our very life. By
dispelling ignorance, meditation removes all our morbid and childish
fears and leads us to the hall of divine light, where we perceive our
self as the immortal essence of all existence, where we realise that we
are at once linked in a bond of eternal love with all creation. By
enabling us to get in tune with this cosmic substratum and so with
others, meditation gives us supernatural powers.

Unless these powers (of whose existence we are not conscious and which
we shall not deliberately use) become natural to us, they should be
shunned as distractions.

'An ounce of practice is better than tons of theory'. The following simple procedure will in due course
enable you to enjoy deep meditation

1. Select a calm, quiet, clean and secluded spot or a room or corner of a room in your house
reserved for this purpose. Sit there (preferably facing east—the sun
rises in the east—or north—there is a great power in the north pole),
with a symbol of God or a lighted lamp or candle, placed at eye-level.
The best posture is, of course, the lotus posture; if you cannot do
this, sit in any comfortable posture with your body erect. The yogi
wants you to keep the back straight. All sorts of interesting reasons
have been given, and one might be of interest to you. If the small of
the back is held in, your back is naturally straighter than before. It
seems to promote alertness of the mind.

The moment you slouch and the small of the back shoots backwards and the
spine curves forward your alertness is gone. The best time to meditate
is from 4 to 6 a.m., but if this is not possible do this as soon as you
wake up. It is good to have a quick bath; if this is not possible
(without loss of the good morning hour), have a quick wash of hands,
feet and face.

!!! Will continue !!!

Chanting the Mahamantra :
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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Comment by Ravishankar.G on March 16, 2010 at 5:05am
Thanks Brain... All parts are already posted... U can read at your convenience..

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