14255Re: MEDITATION: A PROPERSTANDING
- Aug 2, 2005hi to shubhash naik
i have a one question particularly you had given article on the sahajyoga.
i had read it very carefully in everything is very good as written.
i just want to know that is there any method of shaktipat by rajgopalachariji.
if yes then i am very please to get that.
becasue i heard that when a person is blessed by a shaktipat his
75%of sadhana (pinacle) will be completed by grace of the god.
i had found rarely very few who can give shaktipat around the world.
some of them are
dhyanyogi shri madhusudhan maharaj
siddhyogishri vibhakarji pandya www.siddhyog.org
only two who can give real shaktipat through the fourth body called
which i had seen by mine oun eye it is really amazing
On 8/2/05, subhash naik <sbhshnaik@...> wrote:
> Meditation: A Proper Understanding
> Author: Rama Devagupta
> With the many types of meditation being taught and practiced today,
> meditation means
> different things to different people. It can often create confusion for
> the average person.
> This article, first published in The Healing Way, Spring 1998, attempts to
> answer the most
> basic questions such as: "What does 'meditation' mean? Will it help me in
> my search? If yes,
> what system should I practice?"
> More and more people are seeking a new meaning and purpose in their lives.
> Notwithstanding the pleasures and comforts that come along with the latest
> advances in
> science and technology, there is a renewed quest for an understanding of
> who we are and
> what we really want to be. Based on this primary need, we can now see more
> publications addressing this issue and a growing awareness of the
> different types of
> spiritual practices outside the traditional forms of worship and religion.
> In the inspirational sections of libraries and bookstores, there are
> dozens of books that
> use the word "meditation." Each book describes a system of meditation and
> talks about its
> benefits. With the many types of meditation being taught and practiced
> today, one might
> actually wonder: "What does 'meditation' mean? Will it help me in my
> search? If yes, what
> system should I practice?" I would like to utilize this article to put
> forth my understanding
> of this subject based on the teachings of my Master, Shri P.
> Rajagopalachari, who teaches
> Sahaj Marg meditation to sincere spiritual seekers all around the world.
> Meditation can be defined as thinking continuously about something. Most
> of the time
> people are meditating on one thing or another, but they are unaware of it.
> For instance,
> when we are thinking about a problem, we can say that we are meditating on
> particular problem for a given period of time. Therefore, one can say that
> when different
> people talk about meditation, they are essentially talking about the same
> However the major difference lies in the object upon which we are
> meditating. It is the
> final goal and actual features of the practice that mark its uniqueness.
> Because it is very important to select a proper way and proper guide
> before embarking on
> any quest, a person seeking spirituality should ask the following
> 1. As an aspirant, what are you looking for in a spiritual practice?
> Is it relaxation, health,
> wealth, power, miracles, knowledge, or spiritual evolution within a
> balanced life?
> 2. What does this particular system of meditation offer you? Is it
> offering you the
> highest goal that you are seeking?
> 3. What is being demanded of you? Are you free to join or drop off
> from the system
> without any pressure, fear or temptation? Remember that selfless teachers
> of spirituality
> have never measured spiritual growth monetarily, or in terms of name and
> fame. They
> have always looked for willingness in an aspirant.
> 4. Is this an open system? Do you have access to all the available
> literature and to the
> spiritual teacher? Are you encouraged to ask questions?
> 5. Is it a practical system? Are you expected to read some books and
> do it on your own?
> Or will you be helped in each and every step of your spiritual journey as
> and when
> 6. Do the practicants in the system look like good examples of their
> mode of teaching?
> Can you feel peace when you are in the company of the teacher?
> 7. Does your conscience, the inner voice within you, permit you to
> continue after you
> have started the prescribed practice? After a reasonable period of
> practice, are you able to
> perceive the results that the system promises?
> As a person who was educated in a Christian convent until middle school
> and studied
> Hinduism to some extent, I had only been aware of fear and temptation as
> used by
> everyday religion. "If you do this, good things will happen to you." "If
> you don't do this,
> you will be punished accordingly." Therefore, the above questions were
> like crisp, fresh air
> and an open invitation to me when I first came across Sahaj Marg
> meditation. As I pursued
> them through direct experience, I found all the answers I received
> I learned that Sahaj Marg means "The Natural Path" (from the Hindi
> language) because our
> evolution towards the Highest should be natural--just like a child who
> evolves naturally
> into an adult. Other aspirants of Sahaj Marg made me feel welcome with an
> openness that
> I had never experienced before. During my first visit to a spiritual
> retreat hosted by Shri P.
> Rajagopalachari in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1989, I felt that I was truly at
> home even though I
> had never met any of the people present there before. All the teachings in
> Sahaj Marg
> literature allowed me to focus on my spiritual evolution in a positive
> manner and showed
> me the efficacy of the system in practical, realistic terms. Here was a
> system that not only
> talked about spiritual evolution to the Highest, but was also capable of
> taking me to the
> final destination because the living master was present to guide me and
> pull me up when
> the going got tough. I am happy to say today that Sahaj Marg is a system
> of meditation
> that keeps its promises and is showing me the wonders of spirituality with
> each new day.
> Basic Ideas and Principles of Sahaj Marg Meditation
> "Sahaj Marg (the Natural Path) is a system of practical training in
> spirituality of the Shri
> Ram Chandra Mission. It is in essence the well-known raja yoga (yoga of
> the mind),
> remodeled and simplified to suit the needs of modern day life. Its goal is
> perfection--God realization. …God is infinite yet simple, and therefore
> the way to reach
> Him must be as simple. By proper regulation of the mind through
> meditation, under the
> practical guidance and support of a spiritual master, one can evolve to
> the Highest. This
> support is made possible through the use of Pranahuti (yogic
> transmission). It is defined
> as transmission of the Divine energy for the transformation of self. This
> transmission is
> capable of being felt by anyone who practices this system for a brief
> The need to live a simple and pious life as a family member is encouraged
> in Sahaj Marg.
> One is asked to accept the problems and difficulties of daily life as
> Divine blessings, as
> this environment is considered ideal for spiritual development. There are
> no fees charged
> to practice this system and all are welcome, the sole qualification being
> a willingness to
> - Complete Works of Ram Chandra, Vol. I.
> "In silence alone can there become union with the Ultimate, which you may
> call God, or
> anything you like. In the utter silence of the inner Self alone, God
> exists. We have to get
> into that utter silence ourselves, if we are able to communicate with Him.
> …We have to be
> in the medium, or in the dimension, in which something exists, before we
> communicate with that which exists in that dimension."
> - Shri P. Rajagopalachari, Religion and Spirituality.
> Rama Devagupta has been practicing Sahaj Marg since 1988. She holds a
> doctorate in
> bioorganic chemistry from Texas A&M University and lives in Pearland,
> Texas, with her
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