Re: [Meditation Society of America] Digest Number 610
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Armando
Capo <armandocapo@y...> wrote:
>Watch the >flow of breath. You will hear the sound "SOHAM", So
> >Bob (medit8ionsociety) wrote:
> >Subject: Soham, the Best Meditation Technique?
> >[From] Swami Sivananda:
> >"Sit on Padmasana or Siddhasana in your meditation room.
during inhalation >and ham during exhalation. SOHAM means I
AM HE. The breath is >reminding you of your identity with the
Supreme Soul. You are >unconsciously repeating Soham
21,600 times daily at the rate of 15 >Sohams per minute.
Associate the ideas of Existence, Knowledge, >Bliss, Absolute,
Purity, Peace, Perfection, Love, etc., along with >Soham. Negate
the body while repeating the Mantra and identify ourself >with the
Atman or the Supreme Soul."
>temporarily) from the thought of everyone that has read these
> As I read the words above I am saddened (though quite
words and follows the advice above to "Negate the body".
>One would have never manifested it to begin with.
> If the physical universe was ever meant to be negated, The
>is not really here!
> Negating the body is like telling a kid to never play because he
>accepting, loving, embracing and moving beyond. The body is to
> Like Ken Wilber's concept of "holons", evolution is about
be accepted, loved and embraced. Then, and only then, can the
individual move beyond it.
>lives is an exercise in futility.
> Trying to negate the body while attempting to live our everyday
>Daughter, if you like) from the Father aspect of The One (the
> We are the third "leg" of the Triad; the resulting "Son" (or
spiritual planner) and the Mother aspect (the womb of creation
and giver of life). We are physical! And of course, we are also
>absorbed by it. Only then can we focus our energies with full
> So we must learn to accept our physicality without being
intention on returning home (even though the "coming home" is
nothing more than another illusion in itself)
>G: there are two paths one is absolute acceptance and
> Praise, Gratitude and Love to all,
> Armando Capo
expansion and the other negation and contraction until only the
both dynamics may take you to the same end ...
Discovery of the One which manifests as the many .......
then it may be embraced fully without being a moth being singed
by the flames ......
physical form is a part of the transient journey but being hung up
on it may lead to attachment - further desires and further pain
concerning it ...... so there are two roads both valid in their own
i see respecting the form as the vehicle of sensation but it is not
the be all and end all ....... it will break down and wear out one
day as all vehicles do ...... what is important is what remains ......
that indefinable spirit which powers the physical form for a time,
then goes on it's way to enter a new adventure...... a new form
comes and another adventure will begin a new scenario will take
place - a new personage will develop and life goes on ........
every day a part of the never ending journey of Now......
form/subtle form/ formless ....... These triune aspects are
One.... Knowing them unties the knots and turns the flame from
hot and burning to the light of understanding and the flame of
recognition of Being...... the shadows fall away as unimportant
.... Love then remains for what IS and as - IS in motion......