14256Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: MEDITATION: A PROPERSTANDING
- Aug 3, 2005--- vishal pandya <yogivishal@...> wrote:
> hi to shubhash naik=== message truncated ===
> 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
> only two who can give real shaktipat through the
> fourth body called
> karana sharira.
> which i had seen by mine oun eye it is really
> On 8/2/05, subhash naik <sbhshnaik@...> wrote:
> > Meditation: A Proper Understanding
> > Author: Rama Devagupta
> > Summary:
> > 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
> > new
> > 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
> > that
> > 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
> > process.
> > 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
> > questions:
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > necessary?
> > 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
> > satisfactory.
> > 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
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