Mystic Indian poet ‘Kabir’ defined it the best.
आसन मारे मंदिर में बैठे ब्रह्मचारी पूजन लागे पथरा मन न रंगाए रंगाये जोगी कपरा
Sits in lotus position in the temple Celibate man, starts worshiping the stone Yet, mind stays elsewhere Though clothes are all coloured!
There is a mystery component to meditation. Only that can colour the mind in the colour that’s needed for eternal success.
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If meditation must happen, it must happen amidst the tussle of life. We can’t be giving away this world and seeking ways to forest or caves. Even if we do, we may not find what we truly seek through meditation. Because for that we need this mystery component!
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Closing this post with ‘Kabir’, sung by Saba Prateeksha in her enchanting voice:
Does meditation also need protection? Why? From What?
Countless people all over the world learn meditation every year. Yet only few are able to continue it on a regular basis. What happens to the rest? They are not able to grow it beyond a point. After sometime they lose interest and just leave it.
This is because our meditation needs protection. Here I compare it with a tender plant. Like a small plant needs protection in its growing years, so does meditation. In the slideshow featured below I share 5 tips that can help us protect and grow our meditation on a daily basis. Check it out:
Yes! There are best postures.
Now what if, one cannot be in them for some reason. Can such person gain higher benefits of meditation? Check in this slideshow:
We all have them. They exist within our mind. They may be delighting as well. So, should we continue to have them if they are harmless? What meditation may do to them? learn in this short slideshow:
Mind – the most crucial element of meditation. What are its movements that prevent us from achieving desired progress in meditation? How they may be overcome? Learn in this short presentation.
This may be more relevant for slightly advanced practitioners of meditation. those who may be practicing for some time and/or wondering why they are not able to make desired progress.
In India religion is tremendously about mythology. Many modern people don’t like that. Yet, can this branch of belief be a support for meditation? And why it may be needed? We try and observe through this slideshow:
1. Physical Exercise: Walking, Swimming, Running, Yoga, Sports, etc.
2. Reading Spiritual Books: Bhagwad Gita, Ramayana, The Bible etc.
3. Listening to Devotional/Soulful Music
4. Company of Good people:
5. Disciplined Life: This is not the regimental life of the army. This is discipline of 5 senses.
Now since among all the senses ‘taste’ is one of the most crucial ones, here’s something for help in that area vis-a-vis meditation.