Breath Regulation helps Meditation In the absence of enquiry and devotion, the natural sedative pranayama (breath regulation) may be tried. This is known as Yoga Marga. If life is imperilled the whole interest centres round the one point, the saving of life. If the breath is held the mind cannot afford to (and does […]
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Sometimes we need direct and quick instructions when we are attempting to meditate and bring some peace and quiet to the mind. When we read, we gather theoretical knowledge. When we sit down to practice and meditate, difficulties and doubts arise. Some quick passages and essence of conversations can be immensely beneficial in such situations. This Category provides such guidance.
Divine Grace is Essential for Meditation On one occasion, the evening was calm and cloudy. It was drizzling occasionally and somewhat cool in consequence. The windows of the Asramam Hall were closed and Maharshi was seated as usual on the sofa. Facing him sat the devotees. … The conversation turned upon the question as to whether […]
What is Meditation? How to do it? D.: What should one think of when meditating? M.: What is meditation? It is expulsion of thoughts. You are perturbed by thoughts which rush one after another. Hold on to one thought so that others are expelled. Continuous practice gives the necessary strength of mind to engage in […]
Meditation: Get rid of thoughts D.: Should I remain as if in sleep and be watchful at the same time? M.: Yes. Watchfulness is the waking state. Therefore the state will not be one of sleep, but sleepless sleep. If you go the way of your thoughts you will be carried away by them and you […]