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16805Re: Krishna on Meditation

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  • Papajeff
    Sep 23, 2009
      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
      >
      > Those who aspire to the state of self-discipline
      > should seek the Self in inner solitude through
      > meditation, controlling body and mind, free from
      > expectations and attachment to material possessions.
      >
      > Select a clean spot, neither too high nor too
      > low, and seat yourself firmly on a cloth, a
      > deerskin, and kusha grass. Then, once seated,
      > strive to still your thoughts. Make your mind
      > one-pointed in meditation, and your
      > heart will be purified. Hold your body, head,
      > and neck firmly in a straight line, and keep
      > your eyes from wandering. With all fears dissolved
      > in the peace of the Self and all desires dedicated
      > to God, controlling the mind and fixing it on Me,
      > sit in meditation with Me as your only goal.
      > With senses and mind constantly controlled through
      > meditation, united with the Self within, an aspirant
      > attains Nirvana, the state of abiding joy and
      > peace in Me.
      >
      > Arjuna, those who eat too much or eat too little,
      > who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not
      > succeed in meditation. But those who are temp-
      > erate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation,
      > will come to the end of sorrow through meditation.
      > Through constant effort they learn to withdraw
      > the mind from selfish cravings and absorb it in
      > the Self. Thus they attain the state of union.
      >
      > When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering
      > like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.
      > In the still mind, in the depths of meditation,
      > the eternal Self reveals itself. Beholding the
      > Self by means of the Self, an aspirant knows the joy
      > and peace of complete fulfilment. Having attained
      > that abiding joy beyond the senses, revealed in the
      > stilled mind, he never swerves from the central
      > truth. He desires nothing else, and
      > cannot be shaken by the heaviest burden of sorrow.
      >
      > The practice of meditation frees one from all
      > affliction. This is the path of yoga. Follow it
      > with determination and sustained enthusiasm.
      > Renouncing wholeheartedly all selfish desires
      > and expectations, use your will to control the
      > senses. Little by little, through patience and
      > repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self.
      >
      > Wherever the mind wanders, restless and diffuse
      > in its search for satisfaction without, lead it
      > within; train it to rest in the Self. Abiding
      > joy comes to those who still the mind. Freeing
      > themselves from the taint of self-will, with their
      > consciousness unified, they become one with God.
      >
      > Bhagavad Gita 6.10-27
      >

      Hey, Bob. Nice selection.
      Reminds of Dr. Christiane
      Northrup's acronym:

      EGO thinks that
      Everything Good is Outside.

      Peace and stillness,

      Jeff
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