Re: [Meditation Society of America] Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
How can you tell the "Real Witness' from th imposition of desire?
--- On Sat, 11/27/10, medit8ionsociety <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: medit8ionsociety <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Meditation Society of America] Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 12:14 PM
WestWindWood <westwindwood2003@...> wrote:
> Great! that's how to start, but the last line is a doozy: "So, locate the real witness within
> you and feel that you are that." In other words, find enlightenment and then evolve towards God.
"By focusing the mind on `I am', on the sense of being, `I am so-and-so" dissolves; `am a witness only' remains and that too submerges in `I am all'. Then the all becomes the One and the One – yourself, not to be separate from me."
Nisargadatta Maharaj from 'I am That'
> --- On Fri, 11/26/10, medit8ionsociety <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: medit8ionsociety <email@example.com>
> Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Friday, November 26, 2010, 5:29 PM
> Be the Witness
> "Witnessing the mind means that you just
> watch anything and everything that happens
> in the mind just as you allow children to
> play and you watch them. Do not interfere.
> Let any thought come in and simply go on
> watching it. When you do it continuously,
> you will see that the thoughts themselves
> slowly subside. Let the thoughts feel that
> you are witnessing them. Once they know
> that you are witnessing them, they won't
> be restless. They will slowly calm themselves,
> and that is the idea behind observing
> the mind. So, locate the real witness within
> you and feel that you are that.
> "God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
> For information about Yogaville, Swami Satchidananda's ashram:
- "When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always."
Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda