On the Yoga of Meditation
- Patti, your poetry is so beautiful, filled with love and joy. In the
same vein of expressing your Inner Spirit to us in the form of such
beautiful poetry, I share with you all a few words found in the
Bhagavad-Gita, God(Krishna in this case) speaking to Arjuna, in the
chapter called Yoga of Meditation.
Now that he holds it
He knows this treasure
Above all others:
Faith so certain
Shall never be shaken
By heaviest sorrow.
To achieve this certainty is to know the real meaning of the word
yoga. It is the breaking of contact with pain. You must pratice
this yoga resolutely, without losing heart. Renounce all your
desires, forever. They spring from willfulness. Use your
discrimination to restrain the whole pack of the scattering senses.
Patiently, little by little, a man must fee himself from all mental
distractions, with the aid of the intelligent will. He must fix his
mind upon the Atman (Indwelling Spirit), and never think of anything
else. No matter where the restless and the unquiet mind wanders, it
must be drawn back and made to submit to the Atman only.
Made clean of passion,
The mind of the yogi
Knows that Brahman (God of All)
His bliss is the hightest.
Released from evil
His mind is constant
The way is easy,
Brahman has touched him.
That bliss is boundless.
His heart is with Brahman,
His eye in all things
Sees only Brahman
Knows his own Atman
In every creature,
And all creation
Within that Atman.
That yogi sees me in all things, and all things within me. He
never loses sight of me, nor I of him. He is established in union
with me, and worships me devoutly in all beings. That yogi abides in
me, no matter what his mode of life.
God (Brahman) is Lord of all creation, all pervading the Universe,
and indwells all life with Atman (Spirit). The wondrous love and joy
we feel is revealed within us as we allow our Indwelling Spirit to
lead our existence and devote ourselves to union with God. God is
present everywhere. Worship this Presence, within you, same as
others, as well as all around us.