Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: The End of Guilt Meditation Technique
- Thanks Bob
From: cosmic_yogi1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:29 PM
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: The End of Guilt Meditation Technique
Yo! Thank you for the beautiful technique. Reading it was truly sublime.
--- In email@example.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
> Several requests have been received asking
> for techniques that feature worship of a
> Divinity. Besides simply using their name
> as a Mantra, many have found that interaction
> with a Divinity has effectiveness beyond all
> other methods of prayer or meditation. Usually
> there is visualization involved, and this
> method is the basis of the technique we now
> share, but the main aspect of this type method
> is forming an ongoing relationship with "a higher
> Once upon a time there was a spiritual seeker
> named Jiva. After trying many different ways to
> become pure and holy and attain enlightenment,
> he had gained a great degree of self-control. He
> was no longer blindly reactive to the actions of
> people, places and things he came in contact with.
> Nor did he squander energy with unnecessary physical
> or mental tension. Selflessness and humility had
> replaced greed and egoism and thus he spared himself
> any of the suffering that is the automatic result
> of those behaviors. And yet, Jiva still felt uneasiness
> within himself. Despite being able to experience
> states of bliss while sitting in meditation, he
> recognized that there was a sense of desperation
> deep inside that even feelings of ecstasy and glorious
> visions couldn't dissipate.
> Recognizing his need for help, Jiva journeyed to
> see his teacher, Moksha. After reaching his destination
> and being warmly welcomed, he proceeded to tell of
> his frustration, anxiety, and how this made him feel
> that he was a spiritual failure. Moksha at once knew
> the cause and cure of his student's problem. "My beloved
> Jiva, you have attained great things. You have understood
> what actions are beneficial and which are not, and on
> a conscious level, no longer do those things that
> diminish your serenity and well being. Your problem
> is a very common one and is on a subconscious level.
> You are suffering from feelings of guilt and unworthiness.
> This comes from identifying with an illusionary vision
> of who you are. Long ago you were told you had to act
> in certain ways and believe in things that you no longer do.
> For instance, it was impressed on you that if you didn't
> sit exactly the way you were taught was proper in first
> grade, you were being "a bad boy". Similarly, you were
> expected to believe in Santa Claus and were led to believe
> that this and other fairy tales were the basis of whether
> you would find life enjoyable. As a matter of fact, you
> were taught that many of your actions were "sins" and
> would doom you to hell for eternity. There were also times
> in your life that your actions caused pain or suffering
> to others and are proper to regret and never repeat. You
> have kept these things within you and have never dealt
> with them. Much like someone who has a tooth that looks
> white and healthy on the outside but has an abscess within,
> you have a need for spiritual dentistry to cleanse the
> dis-ease process within you." Moksha then taught Jiva the
> End of Guilt meditation technique. Jiva sat in meditation
> and soon purged himself of all subconscious feelings of
> guilt. He then realized the purity, wisdom, and bliss
> of his infinite, eternal Real Self, and lived happily
> ever after.
> The End of Guilt Meditation Technique:
> Sit in the position of comfort that you have come to
> know is best for maintaining meditation. Relax your mind,
> body, and emotions. Attain a rhythm of effortless breathing.
> Refocus your attention on your breath if you get distracted
> from your meditation. In your mind's eye, visualize your
> Deity. If it is one that has no human form, see the holy,
> infinite, all-powerful pure energy that represents the
> divine. If your Deity has a form, see it in as great
> detail as possible.
> For instance, if it is in a human male form, see its
> body, face, hair, eyes, hands, robe, all, as clearly as
> you can. See yourself in front of and facing your Deity,
> in a sitting, standing, or prostrating position. Visualize
> yourself covered with many, many layers of ultra fine
> energy, much like the layers of skin on an onion. Each
> of these layers were created by the process of labeling
> your actions as sins. In reality, nothing you've ever done
> has been either "good" or "bad". They have just been things
> that occurred in your life. If they could be labeled or
> judged, what they would be are opportunities to appreciate
> your universal identity and oneness with the divine.
> Misinformation and inappropriate conditioning has caused
> you to have the illusion that you have sinned by your
> physical, mental, or emotional actions and have acquired
> layers of negative energy that now cover and soil your
> pure Real Self.
> Realize that with every breath you receive, the Highest
> Power, your Deity, sends you forgiveness and blessings.
> Know that every interaction you have had with anyone else
> that you may have thought caused them to suffer, had the
> potential to help them become a stronger person and evolve
> in consciousness. Most importantly, acknowledge that not
> everything you were conditioned to believe was a sin,
> was one, and that the conditioning itself may have been
> the sin.
> See your Deity remove your guilt and convert your so-called
> sins into love. Visualize your guilt coatings melting
> off and the forgiveness and blessings of the Divine
> cleansing and healing the wounds and pain they caused.
> As they peel off, you may remember specific things that
> you have been carrying within your subconscious. Witness
> the events and the suffering they represent fade away
> and dissolve forever.
> As the final layers are peeled away, you realize that
> there is nothing left within and thus no separation
> from the Deity who is all powerful, present infinitely
> and eternally, all knowing and all love. Just like a
> bird that has escaped its shell, with no more guilt to
> bind you, you are forever free to soar the heavens and
> swim in the universal ocean of bliss. And live happily
> ever after.