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Rotating Circles Illusion and Meditation

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    ROTATING CIRCLES ILLUSION: Below is a link to a graphic that you simply must see! It is an illusion that has 18 circles, which APPEAR to be moving, although
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      ROTATING CIRCLES ILLUSION:
      Below is a link to a graphic that you simply must see! It is an
      illusion that has 18 circles, which APPEAR to be moving, although
      they actually are not. There is no computerised special effect
      causing this. It is completely an illusion of the mind. Notice what
      happens when you focus your attention on one of the tiny black
      circles that are in the middle of those 18 big circles. All of the
      motion will STOP!
      http://www.swamij.com/rotatingcircles.htm

      MEDITATION:
      The same principle happens with meditation (which is not to suggest
      that you should start meditating on these circles). Whatever the
      object on which you personally meditate (body, breath, mantra,
      visualized image, etc.), a similar phenomenon happens. Your sustained
      one-pointedness has a stabilizing effect on the mind, and those
      troublesome streams of thoughts will become still. For those who
      complain of a noisty mind during "meditation," this is a real key.

      YOGA SUTRAS ON ONE-POINTEDNESS:
      These sutras on one-pointedness might be useful:
      http://www.swamij.com/yoga-sutras-13032.htm
      http://www.swamij.com/yoga-sutras-13339.htm

      ONLINE PRACTICES:

      Here's an online Trataka / Gazing practice:
      http://www.swamij.com/trataka3.htm
      (This link also has audio of Soham Mantra)

      And a list of some other online practices:
      http://www.swamij.com/index-yoga-meditation-interactive.htm

      In loving service,

      Swami Jnaneshvara
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