Re: Question About Meditation Becfoming More Powerful
- View SourceThank you dear president to bring the question for answers from the
Honestly, I have not heard any one saying "meditations are
> powerful". If any one is saying so, probably he/she is temporarilyeuphoric. Success in meditation gives health, happiness and
longevity. All the three can be perceived by others and need no
declaration. Even though others do not perceive, the meditator is
content within himself. Meditation is not to show off.
--- In email@example.com, medit8ionsociety
> We received an interesting email question yesterday
> that I answered (and have copied below with very
> little editing). If you would like to add your own
> answer, I'm sure that Cheryl would be glad to have
> your input.
> > Hi.
> > When someone says their meditations are becoming more
> powerful, what does that mean?
> > Thanks,
> > Cheryl
> > Indiana
> > Cheryl_Rogan@...
> Dear Cheryl,
> I think that very often people actually are referring
> to Concentration when they talk about Meditation. There
> is an article on our web site titled What Is Meditation
> that I suggest you check out that I think deals well
> with this subject http://www.meditationsociety.com
> But basically Concentration is the continual effort to
> focus on an object of meditation. This can be virtually
> any thing or any concept. For instance, it can be a word
> or phrase repeated over and over, gazing at an object like
> a picture of a Divinity, a concept like love or eternity
> or who I am, the coming and going of the breath, the immediate
> environment, what any of the 5 senses are experiencing,
> and on and on. But in any event, there is an effort being
> made, and there is an expanding yet also calming of
> mentation and soothing physical and emotional feelings
> take place. At some point, a state of consciousness comes
> to you, simply, powerfully, automatically and effortlessly.
> What may happen then is a direct knowing and at-one-ment
> with the object of meditation. You just sit back and receive
> it like a viewer of a movie receives the picture. The Highest
> Power, or whatever you like to call It, is the projectionist
> and the theater is your minds-eye. The intensity of
> understanding is beyond any mere theorizing or memory of
> the object of meditation and real first hand in-sight is
> experienced. And that is what is Meditation. An example
> of the difference of the depth of understanding about the
> object of meditation between Concentration and Meditation
> is often given as the difference between talking about what
> an orange tastes like and actually eating one. You have
> experiential knowledge, not just theoretical.
> There is a Universal Self Consciousness that precedes your
> "separate from the rest of the universe" state of consciousness,
> and as Meditation comes to you, more and more the layers of
> delusion that have enveloped and hidden It peel away like
> the skin coming off an onion. And when all the layers are
> gone, what remains is the pure essence that creates,
> sustains and destroys all there is. Realization of This can
> be said to be when meditations are power-full. But all
> of this explanation is being done with words, and meditation
> can only really be known by meditation. So I suggest that to
> know about meditation becoming more powerful, you meditate
> and find out experientially what It is all about. I wish you well.
> Peace and blessings,
> Bob Rose, President,
> Meditation Society of America