I salute the supreme teacher, the Truth, whose Nature is Bliss; who is the giver of the highest happiness; who is pure wisdom; who is beyond all qualities and infinite like the sky; who is beyond words; who is one and eternal, pure and still; who is beyond all change and phenomena and who is the silent witness to all our thoughts and emotions—I salute Truth, the supreme teacher. – Ancient Vedic Hymn
- Meditation as a Foundation Practice for Personal Benefits and Authentic Spiritual Growth
- Experiencing the Natural Process:
- How to Meditate Effectively
- Meditation Techniques and Routines to Use for Satisfying Results
- Awakening Through Progressive Stages of Spiritual Growth
- Lifestyle Guidelines Supportive of Our Primary Aims and Purposes
Meditation, correctly practiced, is the simple process of removing attention from conditions and circumstances which, when cognized and overly identified with, fragment and cloud our perceptions. Meditating, while remaining alert and observant, enables us to easily experience pure (clear) levels of awareness or states of consciousness. Doing this on a regular schedule provides frequent opportunities for physiological and psychological rest, while freeing attention to explore more refined states of consciousness and to effortlessly experience spontaneous unfoldments of innate, spiritual qualities. Please remember, as you read this and proceed to the practice of meditation, that the secret of successful meditative experience is to relax into the process, allowing constructive adjustments of mental states and states of consciousness to occur naturally. For this reason, it is recommended that anxiety, as well as any inclination you may have to exert effort to accomplish something, are to be avoided when meditating. Anxiety about the outcome of an endeavor indicates an attitude of need and keeps us too self-centered. A sense of personal effort or excessive use of will power, to accomplish a goal or to make something happen, arises from selfconsciousness which needs to be renounced so that more refined levels of awareness can be perceived and experienced. At all times, whether meditating or routinely engaged in everyday circumstances and relationships, it is helpful to be inwardly aware of the fact that you are an immortal, spiritual being temporarily relating to the human condition. While in this world you express as a Spirit-mind-body being, with your spiritual nature remaining superior to the mind and the physical body.