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Shakshi Samadhi meditation 

SCIENCE OF MEDITATION

 

Meditation is the art of spiritual healing. It is a scientifically proven science for healing various ailments whether physical, physiological or psychological. The medical science today explains that majority of the ailments caused to the mankind are psycho - somatic meaning that it has a psychic or mental and somatic or physical component. The ripples in the sub - consciousness due to the higher levels of stress manifest some kind of physical illness. So the principle of treatment lies in ruling out the cause by the method of different kinds of meditation techniques

 

Shakshi means natural effortless witness and Samadhi is a deep meditative state of mind. This one can attain with the help of Japa or by awakening Kundalini  Shakti . Shakshi Samadhi meditation is exactly that - a natural, effortless system of meditation that allows the conscious mind to settle deeply into the self, thus giving it much needed deep rest. When the mind settles down it let’s go of all tension and stress and centers itself into the present moment. it removes all unpleasant thoughts and ease feeling of mind.

 

Thought less stage of mind in meditation

It is only in the present moment - those moments when the mind is free from regrets about the past, and anxiety about the future - that one finds true happiness. In just a few sessions you will learn to tap the depths of your own nature. You will be discovering bliss and peace inside of your own heart.

 

Shakshi Samadhi meditation is very easy and enjoyable and regular daily practice can totally transform the quality of your life. Through Shakshi Samadhi meditation puts discipline in life and feeling of joy in mind and rejuvenates body mind and soul.

 

Meditation is a journey

 

Meditation is a journey deeper into your true self, your true home. Meditation is for everyone, whatever your spiritual path, Eastern or Western. Meditation is bringing your attention inward, and allowing your mind to settle into stillness. It is withdrawing your attention from the periphery of your consciousness into the center. Meditation is the mind's power to hold itself steady in the Light and in that Light to become aware of your higher purpose, your life's mission. Meditation is called the Science of Light because it works with the substance of Light. Visualization is the secret of all true meditation work in the early stages.

Meditation is the science of bridging between your personality and your soul, your eternal self. It's becoming one with all that is, dropping the sense of separateness and duality. Meditation is an experience of emptiness and of the impermanence of forms. Meditation is called a "practice" -- because it improves with practice. The more you practice, the better it gets. Meditation is like exercising an inner muscle. While prayer is often called "talking to God,"-- praising God or asking God for something, meditation is called listening to God -- deep inner listening. The goal in meditation is to still your body, emotions and mind, to integrate them with each other as a unit, and then align them with your higher self or soul. Achieving this stillness creates the energetic field for listening to your higher self and to God. From this one can receive experience of inner peace and inspiration?

Union with Supreme Being

meditation is to establish a "united world group given to unanimous and simultaneous meditation upon the work of preparing the world for the new order and for the jurisdiction of the Patnjali  Buddha, Krishna /Christ ,conciseness’ [and] to establish the true divine knowledge of and the functioning of those laws and principles which will control the coming era, the civilization and the future world culture"

TYPES OF MEDITATION

The approach used in meditation can be of several types or combinations of types:

·         Concentration - steadying the mind and focusing energy and attention on an issue or task

·         Contemplation - reflecting on the deeper meaning of a seed thought (such as compassion)

·         Mindfulness - observing with detachment the contents of the mind and labeling sensations, feelings, thoughts in order to deepen wisdom and insight into the nature of reality

·         Receptive -inner listening to receive impressions and inner guidance

·         Creative - using the mind to build positive pictures and giving them life and direction with the thought energy of the mind (such as a visualization for healing)

·         Invocative - calling in higher energy (such as invoking the  Lord self realization )

 


Benefits of Meditation


Meditation helps to reduce stress, and develops a sense of inner peace, joy, and strength. Scientific tests have shown that meditation can lower your blood pressure, improve your memory and creativity, and strengthen your immune system.

On a spiritual level, meditation strengthens your intuition, opens your heart, and helps clear out negative emotions. It helps you purify and discipline your mind, awakening and freeing it in order to directly perceive reality or truth.

Meditation helps you develop detachment from physical and emotional reactions to outer events, through what's called "the stance of the observer." And most importantly, meditation strengthens your alignment with your soul and helps you discover your higher purpose in life.

Establishing a Regular Rhythm and Place

It's important to find a regular, comfortable place to meditate each day, where you won't be disturbed. Meditating in the same place each day builds up a vibration there and makes it easier to meditate each time you use it. Clean and dedicate this area to create a sacred space, adding inspirational pictures, flowers, candle, incense, etc.

establishing a regular rhythm with your meditation is essential. Ten minutes each day is better than an hour every once in awhile, as it creates a regular habit pattern and rhythm.

Morning is best, as you are fresher at that time, and not yet caught up in the day's activities. Meditation in the morning sets the right note for the day. It connects you with higher spiritual energies and a sense of purpose. If you are just learning to meditate, the maximum length should be about thirty minutes. Before meditating, wait at least an hour after eating and several hours after drinking alcohol.

An especially powerful time to meditate and invoke higher spiritual forces is each month at the time of the full moon. This is because spiritual energy can flow in unimpeded, as the moon is stands on the far side of the earth, away from the sun, so the full light of the sun (symbolic of spirit) can radiate to the earth. There are thousands of groups around the world who hold special meditations at this time and link up with each other as they visualize a network of Light around the world.

It's best to take a scientific approach to meditation -- experiment with different techniques and study the results. Proceed slowly and with caution. Meditation should be in balance as part of the rhythm of daily living. Observe the effects on your life.

MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

align your posture and relax your physical body. It's best to sit up straight with your chakras or energy centers perpendicular to gravity. If you lie down, you may become too relaxed and fall asleep. Your hands can be folded in lap, or with palms up or down on your thighs. Your eyes should be closed, or if this is uncomfortable, leave them open and focus on one thing in front of you. You can tighten up each muscle group, beginning with your neck and shoulders, and then relax it (or you can do stretching exercises or yoga before meditation to relax your body). Appreciate and send love to your physical, emotional and mental bodies before you begin the meditation, holding an attitude of cooperation, rather than suppression, of each aspect of your personality. It's important to stay relaxed, yet aware and awake.

Focus on your breath. Breathing in peace and stillness, and exhaling any tensions or worries. Deep breathing helps energize you as you bring in more prana or life force. Create a regular rhythm of inbreath, holding the breath, then outbreath. You can count to seven as you breathe in, hold it for a few moments, and then exhale to the count of seven (or whatever rhythm works best for you) and release the cares of the day each time you exhale. If your mind wanders and you become distracted, always come back to the breath. With each breath, allow yourself to become lighter and lighter and more expanded. Experience the pause between the breaths expanding into infinity.

Calm your emotions

Observe your feelings, as if you're watching a movie -- the melodrama of your own life. Become a detached observer, just noticing what's going on, without reacting. If you're experiencing fear or anger or negative emotions, you can transform them by seeing your feelings as a ball of energy in your solar plexus chakra (at your navel). Visualize moving this energy upward to your heart, in order to transform these feelings into positive, loving energy. You can actually see it as a ball of energy, or you can just hold the intention of moving the energy up to your heart.

Another technique for calming your emotions is to visualize a calm, clear lake, reflecting the sun on a beautiful day; the water symbolizes your emotions; the sun symbolizes your soul or higher self. You visualize the lake being very still so it can reflect the sun clearly.

Still your mind

You do not forget the mind in meditation; you learn to still it. It becomes poised and alert. There is a difference here, because in meditation you are quieting the lower, rational mind and working with the higher, abstract mind.

You are learning to focus the mind like a searchlight into the higher realms, in order to receive impressions and new ideas that can help humanity. The mind is held steady in the light, perceiving a still greater light, the light of the soul which infuses it.

A good technique for calming the mind is to become a detached observer, noticing your thoughts without trying to stop or change them, and without judging them. Simply label thoughts that arise as "thinking"; label emotions as "feelings"; label physical experiences or discomforts as "sensations". In the East, this is called Insight or witnessing meditation. You disidentify from your thoughts and feelings, saying to yourself, "I have thoughts, but I am not my thoughts; I have feelings, but I am not my feelings."

Focus your attention in the present, letting go of worries about the past or future: be here now. Don't worry about the past or the future; be fully present.

Another technique for stilling the mind is to listen inwardly to the sound inside your head and keep your attention focused on it.

Or you can repeat a mantra (a simple word or phrase) over and over, a such as "peace" or "OM"

Visualization is very effective, because energy follows thought. You can visualize pure white light pouring in through the chakra at the top of your head, called "the crown center", and see the light circulating throughout your body, as you feel lighter and more expanded.

 

Align with your Soul or Higher Self

Many meditation techniques end with stilling the mind, but Creative Meditation goes a step further and use the mind and the will to penetrate into the higher spiritual realms, the realm of your soul or higher self, and to align with the great enlightened Teachers of humanity in all spiritual traditions, such as the Lord Krishana, Christ, the Buddha, etc.

This is called "building the rainbow bridge" or the antahkarana as its called in the East. You literally build strands of light from each of your bodies-- physical, emotional, mental to their higher spiritual counterparts. You raise your consciousness to the vibratory frequency of your soul.

If you're new to meditation, a simple way to do this is to visualize lines of rainbow light passing through what's called the crown chakra or energy center at the top of your head, and then visualizing this light connecting to a star above your head, representing your soul and the higher spiritual realms. (If you're a more experienced meditator, you can focus your energy in your ajna center (the brow chakra in the middle of your forehead) and then visualize a strand of rainbow light from the plane of the lower, rational mind to the plane of the higher, abstract mind (or manas as it's called in the East); visualize a strand from the plane of the emotions to the plane of intuition or buddhi; and from the physical plane to atma or the plane of the higher will aligned with God's will.) If you like, you can then align your energy with a great Master such as Jesus or Buddha.
Then you hold open your alignment with your soul for a few minutes in complete inner silence to receive impressions or guidance. This is referred to as the "higher interlude" in meditation. After a period of silence, you enter the "lower interlude," where your brain is impressed with ideas received in the meditation and is stimulated into activity. Then allow your lower mind to shape the energy or the impressions you received into usable thought forms for your life and work, and to plan action if appropriate.

End with a blessing

The last step is circulation of the energy contacted in meditation as a blessing. The spiritual energy you received in meditation is released and directed into the world, to bring healing and transformation to individuals in need or to humanity as a whole.

You can visualize light, love and healing energy radiating out from the ajna center in your forehead to where it's most needed in the world. It's important to share and circulate the energy you've received in meditation so it makes a complete circuit of receiving and giving energy.

Lastly, visualize light, love and healing energy pouring down through your whole being, energizing and balancing your physical, emotional and mental bodies. Some people like to begin and end their meditation by sounding three OMs (which can be done silently if needed).
OM is a sacred word that helps to still the physical, emotional and mental bodies, and closing the meditation with three OMs helps distribute the energy.

After you end the meditation, you might want to write down anything you've received in meditation-- ideas, visions, inner guidance-as a way to remember it and ground it so you can apply it in your daily life, as this is a key purpose of meditation.

Meditation and personal life

On this page, I want to explore how meditation affects the relationship structure of the personal life.

The meditation I will be referring to is of a certain kind. It involves a specific, scientific technique developed over thousands of years by a series of master meditators from Patanjali to Maharishi OM, and an essential rhythm. In fact, for a long time the rhythm may be the most important aspect of the scientific process for moving through consciousness which we call meditation.

Rhythm as you all know is characterized by the basically regular recurrence of an event, or sound or movement...a basically regular recurrence. The basically regular recurrence of a meditative effort is the first thing needed in this system of meditation, and once established, the rhythm of the effort will provide the space in which meditation can occur.

Rhythm, a basically regular recurrence of an event...without it there will be no meditation, at least not the kind of meditation about which we are talking. We need to be clear about that and to face facts.

According to the teaching of the master meditators who have - over the past ten to fifteen thousand years - developed this system, the Soul controls its instrument by imposing a rhythm on it. First the rhythm, then gradually but certainly we learn to meditate our way into the Real. I say gradually because gradually is how it happens. In this system there are no quick fixes. There is a gradual regeneration of the three bodies, a gradual increase in the tension, a gradual increase in the ability to hold the point of tension and a gradual infusion of the personality by the Soul. Gradually one ceases being part of the problem and becomes a potential part of the solution.

This gradual development is a safety precaution because meditation, the kind of meditation about which I am talking, leads eventually to the Fiery World. Literally. Rhythm helps to create stability in the life that enables one to handle or to deal with the results or effects of meditation. Occult meditation is a technique for invoking deeply subjective spiritual centers, and when the meditative effort is successful, it causes an unavoidable stream of energy or fire to flow from these inner spiritual centers of power into the outer world. This energy flowing into an undisciplined consciousness and equipment would be disastrous. A person who does not have sufficient control over his equipment and consciousness, or who cannot exercise sufficient sovereignty over his personality to build in the necessary rhythm, would not be able to deal with the inflow of energy. The ability to build the rhythm which gives the meditative effort an opportunity to work is one in a series of gates or guarding devices which one encounters on the path 'of discipleship. We need to remember that the path is truly a razor's edge and that potential for disaster lies on either side.

After the rhythm is somewhat established and the meditation begins to work, one discovers that one is beginning to connect in a subjective way with a condition of consciousness which is called group. Meditation leads the separated self into a contact with the group conscious Soul.

This self-initiated and sustained inclusion in a group through meditation, which is the only way that I know of to become a member of a group, is a second safeguard to the right use of meditatively-invoked energy. True occult membership in a group is a necessary step on the evolutionary path. This demand for group belonging is a safeguard, not to the group, but to the approaching individual.

The individual is protected from the intensity or power of group energy until he can in truth become a part of the group and wield the power for group ends. It is on the threshold of this particular doorway that many seekers spend a considerable amount of time and where one can observe much in the way of human developmental psychology. The protection which flows from group belonging is why the path of enlightenment leads unavoidably into group relations. It is the group which provides the training, the atmosphere and companionship necessary to link the group conscious world of Souls whom we call the Hierarchy with the individual human unit and thus with Humanity.

So we have two elements here which are intrinsically involved with meditation: these are 1) rhythm, the necessary preliminary and 2) the unavoidable result of meditation, a steadily growing sense of group consciousness through group membership. The impact of these two elements alone will gradually but inevitably restructure the relationships of one's entire personal life. But there are other elements about which I should make a few comments and which are a bit more specific. Performance is sometimes mistaken for the real, so before looking at these other restructuring aspects of meditation let me make a comment about the act of meditation, the performance of it, the sitting down to do it. This practice may, probably will, cause some physical plane and/or time adjustments in one's daily routine. However, the impact of these adjustments on those with whom one is sharing space, one's family for example should be nonexistent. Meditation, rightly practiced, never calls attention to itself.

The person who announces to all that he is going to meditate or who tells everyone to be quiet, to turn off the TV or stereo because he is going to meditate, simply isn't getting the point. The true meditator will always be able to tolerate and accommodate the needs of others. The imposition of rhythm is by one's soul on one's personality, not by the personality on his environment. It is a fact, however, that once established, the rhythm of a meditator will gradually but subjectively infuse his surrounding environment and cause the environment to begin to beat to the rhythm that the meditator sets up. The rhythm will create boundaries of silence in which meditation can and does occur.

Now, let's take a look at a few other ways that meditation, understanding what is meant by meditation, will impact the personal life. Incidentally, and somewhat contrary to popular notions, the personal life has no effect at all on meditation. The subjective side of life influences, changes, creates the phenomenal world. The objective or phenomenal world has nothing to offer to the subtle world except an arena for service.

Meditation calls in light

 

Usually it will be some time, months, years in some cases, before one realizes the level of light that has been called in, and one may some fine day experience this accumulation of light as a flash-like phenomenon; however, meditation is seldom if ever a single pole switch that activates a ten thousand watt floodlight. One does not sit down one time and flash into enlightenment. That only happens in glamorous books. Meditation works much more, much, much more like a rheostat. Perseverance in meditation gradually but steadily increases or turns up the light. The problems that meditators encounter are not because the meditation isn't working; they are encountered because the meditation is working. It is the increasing light that causes the problems or restructures one's life. Eventually this light will be all pervasive. It will infuse every aspect of the personal life. Every nook and cranny, every dark and secret recess will eventually be irradiated by the light of the Soul.

It is the nature of this light to refine. Through perseverance the meditator gradually builds matter of a finer quality into the three bodies. For example, meditation will gradually replace the fourth grade matter of the etheric body with matter from the third etheric subplane. Similar changes will take place in the meditator's emotional and mental bodies. In addition, the centers in one's equipment will be activated in the precise order that is correct for each meditator according to his particular ray makeup and place in consciousness. These kinds of changes take place subjectively over extended periods of time and render the meditator's mechanism pure, translucent, resilient, and very, very sensitive and fit for contact with the Real. Meditation raises energy from lower to higher centers. And it is not without risk, by the way, that one stops meditation after some success. The raised energy can and does fall back into the lower centers where it can and does cause any number of problems, both psychological and physical. Courage and perseverance are bottom line essentials in this kind of meditation work.

Developments which are the result of occult meditation occur from the inside out or from the top down. A worked at and sustained meditative effort will, over a period of years, quiet the mental body and bring it more and more under the control of the meditator. Gaining control over the mental apparatus is like gaining control over the control room on a space ship.

Once in control of the controls, life can and does get more manageable. One can suddenly do everything that one needs to do. One is able to fit things in, partly because of an ability to be more selective in how one uses one's time and energy and also because of a growing ability to simply accomplish more in a shorter period of time. Boredom is actually an indicator of a lack of control over the mental equipment. So, instead of flying blind, by which I mean having a mindless emotional elemental or a self-centered personality plotting the course and piloting the mechanism, sustained meditation puts the direction the life will take under the supervision of the Soul.


It is this growing sovereignty over the mental body which meditation gives that really makes a difference in the personal life. First of all this ability to control, that is to use the mind consciously and deliberately, is paralleled by a growing sense of occult detachment. Gradually one begins to realize that one is not one's bodies. Amazing. It is absolutely amazing to realize that one is simply not one's physical body. I mean to really realize that, and then even more amazing, and with a great sigh of relief, one can realize that one is not one's emotional body either.

The big realization, of course, and a major hurdle for most of humanity's intelligentsia, is to realize that one is not one's mind. It is the ability to control and use the mind that makes it possible to discriminate between the self and the physical and emotional bodies. But the identification with the mental body is very strong, and to become detached from it, the meditator is required to push well beyond the mental body's analytical and discriminative powers. This growing sense of detachment ultimately results in one's seeing one's personal life in an impersonal way. One moves from the position of being the central actor in the play to being an observer of the play who can and does use his character to aid the unfolding Plan. This capacity to decentralize ourselves, to forget our own personas or actors or personalities and in addition to be able to see past or through the personas or personalities of our co-disciples and coworkers to the soul, is what enables us to eventually become world servers and of genuine use to the Spiritual Hierarchy.

So, here are three additional significant effects that meditation has on the personal life. First, it gives one control over the control room. Second, it develops detachment from the illusory world of forms and a simultaneous attachment to the Soul. If one does not know that one is one's Soul, chances are pretty good that one thinks that one is one or another of one's bodies. Thirdly, meditation leads to decentralization or the inclusive group conscious view. And one more effect, perhaps the most rewarding, the most wonderful, that sustained and courageous meditation will cause to be developed in the meditator over the years is the not very well understood state of consciousness we call dispassion.

We tend to dismiss this occult virtue as simply being non-emotional however, I there is much more to dispassion than that. Just as detachment from form leads to attachment to Soul, and decentralization leads to the inclusive group conscious view, Dispassion, this is a relinquishing of concern for the personal self, leads to compassion or the ability to express the second aspect which is love wisdom.

If we consider these four elements, first control over the controls which leads to the other three, discrimination, detachment and dispassion, as the fruits of a sustained meditative effort, it is clear, is it not, that when we look out on the structure of the relationships which make up our personal lives, we will see them in a wholly different light. Meditation, a certain kind of meditation that is, does not remove one from the world; it does not make the personal life go away. It changes the way we perceive that world from a place out of which we draw our pleasure and from which we take our meaning and measure to the arena into which we can bring light, love, joy and eventually even that mutual respect and understanding between the people of the world which alone will lead to peace on this planet.

What we are doing when we meditate is practicing for an eventual stint somewhere in the Universe as Avatars.

  

 CHAKRA MEDITATION

 

Chakras, meaning wheels are the energy centers in the human body. There are seven major charkas in the body that varies in their physical and spiritual properties. In this method of meditation the body relaxation is done in 3 different stages by observing the body in parts and relaxing them simultaneously. Chanting of certain sounds helps to assist the relaxation.

 

 

Relaxation of the lower limb

Inhale and observe and simultaneously give a command to relax the different parts of the lower limbs starting from the toes, ankles, calves, knee joints, the muscles of the thighs and the glutei muscles. Once this is completed, inhale deeply and while exhaling one has to chant "A" loudly and feel the reverberations of these vibrations along the lower limbs. These vibrations originate from the navel and ascend up along the midline to end at the base of the thorax.

 

Relaxation of the trunk and upper limbs

The same way you relax the lower part take your visualization to the waist, abdomen, chest, shoulder, upper arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands, and all the fingers. On completion consider them as a single unit and relax them by chanting a sound "U" on exhalation and feel the reflection of these vibrations along these regions. These vibrations start from the base of the chest and ascend up to end at the throat.

 

Relaxation of the head and neck

Observe the neck muscles, facial muscles, muscles around the eyes, nose, ears, forehead, and scalp and relax them. To enhance the relaxation chant "Mmm" and feel the vibrations in these regions. These vibrations start from the throat chakra and ascend up to end at the area in between the eyebrows.

Finally one has to have a whole body in visualization and to relax the body try chanting "AUM" and feel the vibrations starting from the naval, ascending up through the midline to end at the area in between the eyebrows.

 

Stage of resolution

 

Observe your mind passively, try to analyze the thoughts, and find out the time gap between two individual thoughts by identifying and separating them. Slowly expand the gap to get the silenced state or aloofness of the mind. Now place any objects at the center of your mind and focus your consciousness toward the object. Make the grosser object to subtler and subtler till finally it disappears from the field. Meditate on this emptiness or vacuum that is created in the field of consciousness. In this state, go for the resolve, a simple short and sweet positive thought or resolution to be mentally chanted 9 times shearing through the inner silence, forming the only sound in your mind which is embedded into your core of existence.

 

De-contemplation

 

Slowly observe the mind, thoughts, breath, and the physical body one by one. Give minor movements to the toes and fingers. Tilt the head on either side. And slowly turn to the right side and feel the linear awareness on the right side for a while. Now slowly come to sitting position and relax the muscles of the eyes by placing the hollow of the palms covering the eyes. Open the eyes and relax.

 

 OMKARA MEDITATION

 

"AUM" is considered as the primordial sound that was formed in the Universe. Its is believed to be formed by three different letters namely; "A", "U" and "M". These letters represent the three periods of time; past, present and future, three state of consciousness of the human being; "A" comes from the belly and stands for the Awakening State, "U" comes from the chest and stands for the Dreaming State and "M" comes from the throat and stands for the Deep Sleep State.

 

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