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      The Philosophy of Liberation

      Sant Mat Fellowship:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SantMatFellowship
      {The one who has purity of character,
      who practices diligently the Yoga of Sound,
      and who can explain *clearly* Sant Mat
      (the complete Path of the Masters with nothing missing),
      can be accepted and trusted as Satguru/Teacher.}

      Surat, going to glimpse the Absolute, concentrates through its gaze
      at the tenth door,

      Watching the luminous point, the pole star, the Moon and the Sun,

      Surat hears different multiple sweet tunes of the five spheres;

      Mehi says, this is the quintessence of Santmat;

      And he has only repeated the words of the saints,

      He has understood and got some of them fully tested,

      They are so very true and are of great benefit to all.

      -- Maharishi Mehi Paramahansa Ji Maharaj

      Mixed Media: Book Reviews, Website Reviews, Music Reviews

      By James Bean

      Book Review:

      The Philosophy of Liberation

      Copyright Februrary 2007

      "The Philosophy of Liberation"
      By Maharishi Mehi Paramahansa Ji Maharaj
      Translated by Veena Howard
      Website of the Publisher in the US: www.TheWayOfSages.com

      Website of the Publisher in INDIA: http://MaharshiMehi.net

      *JPG IMAGE: The Front Cover of the book:
      http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k241/agochar/Philosophy.jpg

      This is the first book in English featuring the teachings of
      Maharishi Mehi, in the lineage of Paramsant Tulsi Sahib, the famous
      Saint of Hathras, India. The lineage began with Tulsi, then the torch
      was past to Baba Devi Sahib. Mehi was the next teacher, the third
      guru. Veena Howard, who was initiated into meditation practice by
      Mehi, tells me that more writings from this lineage of Masters will
      soon be published and made available to spiritual seekers in the
      West.

      This is an intriguing book that provides some surprisingly technical
      details about meditation practice. Anyone interested in developing
      their own successful daily meditation practice will greatly benefit
      from the wisdom and depth of, "The Philosophy of Liberation", as it
      systematically covers all aspects of the philosophy of the path and
      the technical details of spiritual practice rarely ever seen in print
      from any source outside of India. It is not light reading, and that
      is precisely what I like about it!

      There are several techniques described, the specific details of which
      are taught to students at the time of their deeksha (initiation) into
      the practice: 1) developing a daily routine, the habit of meditating
      at the same time or times each day; 2) proper posture so that one is
      truly focused at the Third Eye and remains alert and awake; 3) Manas
      Japa, a mantra repetition of a sacred word done mentally; 4) Manas
      Dhyan, the technique of mentally visualising a form of God or one's
      teacher; 5) Drshti Yoga, the technique of focusing upon an
      infinitesimal point. This point will eventually blossom into inner
      Light or visions of Light. One gazes into the middle of the darkness
      or the Light one sees while in meditation. Think of the infinitesimal
      point as being like a laser pointer or cursor keeping one focused.
      One passes from scene to scene and vision to vision always looking
      toward the center; 6) Nada Sadhana, the practice of inner spiritual
      hearing; and, 7th) reaching the State of Kaivalya, Oneness with the
      Supreme Being in the Pure Conscious Realm. The ultimate goal is to
      merge into the upper level of Kaivalya known as the Ocean of Love and
      Compassion, the Ultimate Reality of God in the Nirguna or Formless
      State, also described with terms such as Anami (Nameless) and Anadi
      (Soundlessness). The poet-mystic Tulsi Sahib describes it this
      way: "There is a Being who is Inaccessible (Agam), unfathomable
      (Alakh), and Nameless (Anami), and who has no locality, location, and
      is not confined to space." Tulsi also often uses the Sufi language of
      love or bhakti, describing this timeless spiritual State of Oneness
      as "the Abode of the Beloved". "On having found the teacher, I shall
      adopt his refuge, and I shall follow the path to the Beloved's Abode.
      The way to the Beloved lies within. My heart's desire, says Tulsi, is
      that my soul may meet the Beloved." "The love-intoxicated soul is
      bubbling with joy. The darling of the Beloved has prepared and
      bedecked the bed and, imbued with the Beloved's bliss (ananda), has
      cast away all bondages. The soul prepared the Beloved's bed, and,
      lying there, enjoyed great bliss." (The Shabdavali of Tulsi Sahib)

      Excerpt from, The Philosophy of Liberation, On Daily Practice

      "A comfortable asana (pose of sitting or posture) of keeping the
      head, neck and trunk straight and steady is a must for meditation.
      Without the ability to sit in such a steady posture for prolonged
      periods, meditation cannot be practiced.

      "Meditation should be practiced being alert, without being drowsy,
      shutting the eyes comfortably and without turning the eyeballs or
      pressing them in any way.

      "The practice of meditation should be an essential part of the
      practitioner's daily routine. The preferred time of meditation is
      Brahma-Muhurta (very early in the morning: 3:00 A.M.). [The Sikhs
      call this peek spiritual time of the morning "Amrit Veela", the Hour
      of Elixir.] Likewise one should meditate at mid-morning and then
      again in the evening time. While falling asleep, one should also
      engage his or her mind in meditation."
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