Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Going Deep in Meditation
"Many people disturb their meditation. They don't
seem to go deep in their meditation because they
expect something to happen immediately. They wait
for certain visions, or whatever things they've
read about in a book. The moment they close their
eyes, `Oh, this must happen, that must happen,
I read it in the book.' So they put up a barrier,
they become tense and the very tension disturbs
the meditation. That's why, even in the name of
meditation, you should not have any expectation.
Let it come, do your practice and leave the rest
to happen. Just pour the water on the seed you've
planted and leave it. The root will grow in time.
We should not disturb it. Our very expectation, our
haste in getting the root and the fruit, disturbs the seed.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
- "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