Re: The object of meditation
> But meditation does not have an injured party. Or does it?-----
>There should be an exercise of proper discrimination,yes, I second this
> > the true rationality of ours has to take possession of us and free us
> > from unnecessary emotions and sentimental exuberances of any kind.
> Absolutely true. Sentimental exuberances are the
> plague of humanity, all kidding aside.
>santmat meditation has the pointers
> Emotions are simply thoughts which have grown to
> larger size, until they are felt profoundly in the body.
> Humor and grief are examples; have you noticed that
> grief can lead to hysterical laughter, and humor can
> unleash suppressed torrents of grief?
> What goes down, must come out.
> Noticing in meditation, can be aided by the practice
> of Pointing Out. A skilled guide may point out, what
> is being avoided,
builtin, the 'cleaning' goes on silent
until all emotions and understandings
are refined to be able to HOLD more and
more of the Whole [be one with god's will]
> or what is unnoticed due to grossis this on the path from bhakti to jnana?
> or subtle ignorance. Our own buffering systems can
> deprive us of much-needed insight; an external mind-
> pack will sometimes be of great assistance. >
> > Spiritual seekers are certainly after God. This is very well
> > known. But we must know who is our God. God is the fulfilling
> > counterpart of the present state of our evolution.
> This statement should be deeply understood. This equates to
> the videogame script of the 'boss of the current level'. Some-
> times the boss has to be eliminated, before we can progress;
> sometimes, the 'god' has to die, for us and in us.
>God save our children! from the dictates
> > Anything that is
> > capable of making us complete, is our God.
> The Subgenius clan has a valuable concept; the Short-
> duration personal saviour, or Shordurpursave. This is
> whatever it takes to 'get you there' in the moment; it
> can be a frosted glazed donut, or a hot fantasy of
> Britney Spears. In that moment, indeed, it is our God.
>yes, healthy discrimination is hard to
> > Anything that allows us to
> > remain partial is not going to satisfy us.
> Say it again, Swami!
> > That which completes our
> > personality in any manner in any degree of its expression, is to be
> > considered as our necessity, and teachers like Patanjali, who were
> > great psychologists, have taken note of this important suggestion to
> > be imparted to students.
> > Swami Krishnanada
> It is important to understand the folly of over-reach.
> The idealistic 'shoulds' of authoritarian 'masters' and
> their overzealous 'disciples' and various writings and
> scriptures, tend to whip the aspirant into a frenzy which
> resembles a 7th-grader on his first date, ablaze with
> hormonal impetus.
teach for a society grown-up, managed
and brain-washed by TV adds
>'achieving' started as a dream of the
> Our culture is replete with multiply redundant
> reinforcements for over-achievment, punishments
> for under-achiving, and the threat of everlasting
> hells for 'failures'.
New-World and today it is reality, if
one is not giving 'it' all to the
system one can't even pay rent in the
wild wild west
> Understanding this, the aspirantKarta
> will moderate 'seeking' behaviour, to less than
> gut-busting intensity.
> We must also remain mindful of the onus of failure,
> and that it should not be applied to our children.
> There is no reasonable point to be discovered in
> capturing another in a web of shame; and if you
> yourself are trapped in such a web, know that it is
> comprised of lies and other tactics of motivation
> and 'control'.
> People are not to be toyed with; and there is a
> special hell reserved for those who do not
> understand this. Those who do not understand
> this, are in that special hell, right now. It is our
> choice to set them free, by modeling the kind of
> insight that the author of this quoted article is
> talking about. There is nothing to be gained, by
> deliberately flommoxing the mind of another.
> ==Gene Poole==
> > This is an excerpt from the chapter titled "The Object of Meditation"
> > from the book "An Introduction to The Philosophy of Yoga" by Sri Swami
> > Krishnananda, published by The Divine Life Society, 1983
> > The full text is at: