Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj's 86th birthday
anniversary is today. To honor it, and we hope benefit
all who read and "get" it, here is a sample
of what he has shared with no other aim but to
help others evolve in consciousness
Q: Is a Guru necessary for success in meditation?
Swami Krishnananda answers:
"Meditation is the summing up of all our
spiritual activities; the purpose of all activities
is to be one with everything. But even in meditation
Space and Time come in, and this is what spiritual
activities try to overcome.
Until bodily consciousness ends you cannot merge with
the cosmos. Intellectual solutions do not end it.
Heart will rebel against them. So the intellect and
the heart are to be brought into harmony. In this
only studying under a Guru can help. This harmonizing
is a super-mundane effort. Biological, physiological
and intellectual perception must be gone through
before the universal percept can come in. In
attaining this goal the Guru will help. So complete
dedication to the Guru helps in the process of first
harmonizing the conflicting biological, physiological
and intellectual perceptions and then going beyond
them--that is going beyond the mind. You may suffer a
great deal. That is your purgatory. Unfortunately
these days it is hard to find such a Guru who can
help you so fundamentally. Nor is to be found such a
devoted, courageous disciple who wants the solution.
You must learn to climb on your own shoulders. Such
is the difficulty in real meditation. But if you have
sincerity, the true urge to meditate--and not merely
as an experiment--and the confidence in eventual
success you will find vistas opening up miraculously
and you will merge with the cosmos."
For much more of Swamiji's wisdom: