- Nayak, thanks for sharing your thoughts on meditation.
Of course, there are many aspects of meditation which are difficult to share, but I really enjoy hearing about people's experience of meditation and the effect it can have on their lives.
We have all had good meditations and not so good meditation. A few years ago, you wrote a nice account here. (God e.t.c)
Sri Chinmoy, like many of the great Masters, tell us the heights of meditation are almost impossible to describe to the mind, which can only grasp finite concepts.
Despite the obvious limitations, sometimes the written word can still give a glimpse or insight.
What is savikalpa samadhi?
What is nirvikalpa samadhi?
Of loftiest Self-transcendence.
What is sahaja samadhi?
Reality's message simplified:
In the Cosmic Game
That you eternally and supremely are
What all along,
From time immemorial,
You have been
Helplessly and desperately
Aspiring to become.
The Dance Of Life, Part 15 by Sri Chinmoy (unofficial)
On the subject of samadhi, also worth viewing,
http://www.srichinmoy.tv/tv/212 - Sri Chinmoy demonstrating the different states of meditation.
- Thanks for this Nayak.
It's so very true and I always tell people this at the classes.
Many times I think "Oh God does my mind ever shut up?" after a meditation, and I think that by my mind's standards it was not a good meditation, yet, I'm so full of energy that I could clean my house top to bottom.
Or sometimes I get a delayed reaction (usually in the morning, yawn...) where an hour or so later when I'm into my day I suddenly feel bright and cheerful for no apparent reason.
I call it the Time Released Light Reaction.
I think that it's very important to explain this to seekers, because there's a lot of hype out there that would lead people to believe that if you're not seeing lights, hearing bells and whistles, and floating around in some other astral plane, that you're not really meditating.
Meditation is a gradual unfolding, and it's nice to get those really sweet meditations when they happen, but the true rewards are in the discipline, and in the inner experience of light.
- Hi Purnakama,
right now I really appreciate postings that share personal experiences and inspiration for meditation classes. I like the "TRLR" concept - just explained it my way in my last class. It's so true! (I wish I had the cleaning experience only once... :) )
And I find it fascinating that people - new disciples and seekers - who have never met Guru in person, can have such a strong feeling and deep experience about him!