16805Re: Krishna on Meditation
- Sep 23, 2009--- In email@example.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
>Hey, Bob. Nice selection.
> 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
Reminds of Dr. Christiane
EGO thinks that
Everything Good is Outside.
Peace and stillness,
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