Shri Mataji meditationMeditation

Now you all have realized by this time that within us lies the peace, the beauty, the glory of our being. There is an ocean of all that. We cannot seek it outside. We have to go ‘within,’ what they call ‘in the meditative state’; you seek it, you enjoy it.

Like when you are thirsty, you go to a river, or you go to an ocean and try to quench your thirst. But even the ocean cannot give you sweet water. So how can anything that is spread outside give you what is deep within you? You are trying to find it outside, where it does not lie. It is within us, absolutely within us. It is so simple, because it is your own. It is within your reach, just there!

… Try to meditate. Meditate more, so that you reach that “inner being”. And this inner being is the vast ocean of bliss which exists in every one of us. It is that vast flood of light that floods everybody’s inner beauty. So to approach it, you have to go within yourself, by denying things which are against it, against your movement (inwards).

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (click to read the whole talk)


What is meditation?

Meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. In that state there is no though which would carry your attention away from reality into the past or the future. When one is not thinking, one’s attention is in the present. And the present is the only reality because the past is finished and the future didn’t come yet. At the same time, meditation is not trance or sleep because in the state of meditation one is completely aware of whatever happens within or without. And in that state of complete awareness one starts feeling one’s own spirit, which is the source of absolute peace and joy within us. In the state of meditation one’s attention is fixed at the seventh chakra, Sahasrara, at the top of the head. This is where yoga, i.e. the state in which one’s Kundalini unites with the all-pervading power of Cosmic Love, takes place. One can feel that connection as cool breeze above one’s head. When you start feeling relaxed and peaceful, just close your eyes and watch your thoughts. Do not try to control your thoughts or to stop them. When Kundalini rises and crosses through the sixth chakra located in the forehead, thoughts cease by themselves and you can easily enter into the state of thoughtless awareness, i.e. meditation. However, this is possible only when one’s Kundalini is awakened, i.e. after one gets one’s Self-Realization. You can click here to get your self-realization in front of your computer. Or you can visit one of the Sahaja Yoga centers where you will easily learn all the techniques that will help you to get into the state of meditation.

The main thing that makes Sahaja Yoga meditation different from other styles of meditation is that when the Kundalini is awakened one can easily become thoughtless. That is, there is no need to make any effort to stop the thoughts. The second important factor is that in Sahaja Yoga it is easier to meditate collectively than individually, and one can then achieve a deeper experience. It happens so because in collective meditation the Kundalinis of all present join together into one strong flow of energy. That is why one then experiences a deeper state than in an individual meditation or before one’s Kundalini was awakened.

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