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60Why is meditation necessary?

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  • swamijb
    Dec 18, 2001
      Swami J's Newsletter

      December 18, 2001

      Dear Friends,

      Why is meditation necessary? Just as there is a subconscious state
      beneath the conscious state, so is there a superconscious state above
      the conscious state. Meditation alone can take man to this blissful
      state of mind. Few people reach it because it is possible to get
      there only through persistent effort, and only after meditation has
      become a part of one's life.

      Meditation can also help one to overcome physical and psychological
      problems. A large percentage of all diseases is psychosomatic,
      arising from conflicts, repressions and suppressions in the
      unconscious mind. Meditation leads one to an awareness of these
      conflicts, helps to analyze them and then erase them, thus
      establishing harmony at the unconscious level.*

      In loving service,

      Swami J

      * Swami Rama, Lectures on Yoga

      Guided meditation, January 3:
      24-Hour Retreat, January 19: