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14256Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: MEDITATION: A PROPERSTANDING

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  • subhash naik
    Aug 3, 2005
      --- vishal pandya <yogivishal@...> wrote:

      > hi 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
      > karana sharira.
      > which i had seen by mine oun eye it is really
      > amazing
      >
      >
      > thanks
      >
      > vishal
      >
      >
      > 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
      > 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
      > > 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
      > visit
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