Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Your favorite meditation research or facts??
- Hello to all members of the Group,I am ashoke arya practising meditation for the past 17 years. I would like to state my experience and seek your opinion or comments. The begining was sudden as I was very much depressed with my destiny. I was taking a stroll at my lawn and thnking about where I went wrong, as I was a successful bizman. When I tired, I came in my bedroom and sat on the bed with closed eyes. After some time when I opened them I saw white smoke type clouds in the room and I was not visible in the mirror on dressing table in front of me.But, in 15-20 seconds, I could see two big balls on lights on the palm of my hands which became wide open with surprise. I thought it could be hallucination, but it continued every day. Gradually, some smoke like clouds started emerging from the mirror and making the room cloudy. After some days, the clouds started becoming bright. And, after some months I could see in the mirror or from corner of my eyes that bright objects flying the room and some times some shadows.Once my daughter was in comma, and I was out of town. Suddenly it striked in my mind to reach home soon and by flight I came back. She was on medication for the past 3-4 days. But, in the evining, when after meditation went to her and kept my hands on her head and just asked myself why this to me. And, believe me in 3 minutes she became alright and said some electric current moved inside here body.Since I was more involved into my biz, I did not took much interest, but in a span of 6-7 years, I had to close down the biz. I became a healer and treated more that 500 patients till now suffering from chronic ailments like asthma, migraine, insomnia, arthritis, any type of pain, ritinitis pigmentoza, and even diabetes and more. Since the root of this energy is my soul, I have named it Theotherapy.I am doing research on it now and seek more information about, if someone knows.Thanks and regards,Ashoke Arya
--- On Mon, 28/7/08, medit8ionsociety <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: medit8ionsociety <email@example.com>
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Your favorite meditation research or facts??
Date: Monday, 28 July, 2008, 7:15 PM"thom_guen" <thomas.guenther@ ...> wrote:
> Hi everyone! I'm currently writing a research paper on meditation,
> it's past, present and benefits. I thought it would be fun to ask
> about everyone's favorite research, facts or aspect of meditation.
> I've been reading article after article and browsing some books, but
> just recently stumbled upon meditation myself so I thought I'd ask the
> experts! :)
More thoughts relative to my "favorite research" :
Many of the research papers you will
find were funded by TM and the results indicate that
TM "works". But they neglect to say that it is not
necessary to pay TM $3000 or however much for a Mantra
to say. Any word will work. This has been well
documented by Dr Herbert Benson in his "Relaxation
Response" studies by the Harvard Medical School. To
put it simply, every meditation technique will
work if it has certain components. More about Dr Benson
and his work can be found here:
http://www.relaxati onresponse. org/
The specific Relaxation Response is copied below
(and it costs $3000 less than TM!!! :)
The Relaxation Response
Sit quietly in a comfortable position.
Close your eyes.
Deeply relax all your muscles,
beginning at your feet and progressing up to your face.
Keep them relaxed.
Breathe through your nose.
Become aware of your breathing.
As you breathe out, say the word, "one"*,
silently to yourself. For example,
breathe in ... out, "one",- in .. out, "one", etc.
Breathe easily and naturally.
Continue for 10 to 20 minutes.
You may open your eyes to check the time, but do not use an alarm.
When you finish, sit quietly for several minutes,
at first with your eyes closed and later with your eyes opened.
Do not stand up for a few minutes.
Do not worry about whether you are successful
in achieving a deep level of relaxation.
Maintain a passive attitude and permit relaxation to occur at its own
When distracting thoughts occur,
try to ignore them by not dwelling upon them
and return to repeating "one."
With practice, the response should come with little effort.
Practice the technique once or twice daily,
but not within two hours after any meal,
since the digestive processes seem to interfere with
the elicitation of the Relaxation Response.
* or any soothing, mellifluous sound, preferably with no meaning.
or association, to avoid stimulation of unnecessary thoughts.
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- Ashoke,You should check out literature on Kundalini Awakening symptoms. You may have had an awakening. It sometimes gives healing powers (usually temporarily).Do a Google search on Kundalini Awakening and you will find a lot of stuff which may help explain this. There are books also on this.Regards,Sanjiv