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Re: Krishna on Meditation

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  • Papajeff
    ... Hey, Bob. Nice selection. Reminds of Dr. Christiane Northrup s acronym: EGO thinks that Everything Good is Outside. Peace and stillness, Jeff
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 23, 2009
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      --- 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
    • medit8ionsociety
      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
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 6, 2012
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        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 fulfillment. 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
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