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Lesson 150 - Samyama practice
Date: Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:24pm
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Meditation is the process of bringing the attention inward to stillness, inner silence,
pure bliss consciousness, the witness state, samadhi. All of these describe aspects of the
same thing. We have a particular meditation procedure that we do for set amount of time
twice daily. It works like clockwork and, over time, as we meditate each day and then go
out and be active, our nervous system becomes naturally accustomed to sustaining and
radiating inner silence. Our daily life then becomes calmer from the inside. We are less
overwhelmed by external events. This is the rise of the first stage of enlightenment,
which is inner silence present in our life twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Once we have some inner silence, even just a little, we have the opportunity to begin to
operate from that level of infinite potential in us. All that exists is manifested from
that, and we, being that, are capable of manifesting from that infinite reservoir of life
within us. So, with our toe in the infinite, we can begin to move from there for the
benefit our transformation to enlightenment. It is simple to do.
You will recall that in meditation we use the thought of a sound with no meaning, the
mantra, to systematically allow the mind to go to stillness. It is in letting go of any
meaning, language or intellectual content, and just easily picking up the thought of the
mantra, that are able to dive deep into pure bliss consciousness. The nervous system also
goes to silence with the mind, and our metabolism slows way down.
With samyama, we begin to go the other way...
... Samyama greatly strengthens our presence
in the silence of pure bliss consciousness. It promotes the integration of
the inner and outer aspects of our nervous system. Samyama stimulates the
nervous system to purify and open to the second and third stages of
enlightenment, as well as enhancing our inner silence (first stage) in
everyday life. ...
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