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Lesson 36 - Meditation Q&A The fifth
Date: Tue Dec 9, 2003 11:12am
New Members: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the archive, as previous
lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
Q: When I meditate, I feel like I am gone someplace else. It is very pleasant, and it is
gradually changing my view of life. Where am I when I meditate? What is being added to me?
A: When we meditate we are allowing the mind to naturally bring our awareness out of the
familiar realm of time and space to the realm of unadulterated bliss consciousness.
Consciousness is neither time nor space. We could say it is the infinite dimension
underlying the world we perceive with our physical senses. Besides having no boundaries,
it is eternally "now." Consciousness is another dimension beyond time and space
we could call it the fifth dimension. With meditation, we are gradually marrying
the fifth dimension of consciousness with the four dimensions of time and space, so all
five dimensions come to coexist together. Our nervous system is gradually cultured to give
us the experience of all five dimensions simultaneously.
This has profound implications in our everyday life. Before meditating, everything we did
was in time and space. All our action, our problem solving, was limited to the four
dimensions. The options we saw before us were always time and space limited. With
meditation, we are bringing in an additional dimension, consciousness. It makes a big
difference. Now we see situations in ways we could not see before. We are able to
influence the course of life in ways we could not before.
Imagine you are trying to solve a puzzle lying on a table. You are looking at it in two
dimensions, on the flat surface of the table. Try as you may, the pieces won't fit
together. Then a friend walks into the room and says, "Try this." She picks up
two edges of the puzzle and curls them together above the table, and they fit together
perfectly. By moving into the third dimension, the space above the table, the puzzle has
been solved easily. Life is like that. Dealing with it only in time and space, four
dimensions, it is often an unsolvable puzzle. We go round and round, never quite getting
the pieces to fit together. When we begin to meditate, we are adding a new dimension, a
new perspective. Then the pieces start to fit together, and it all begins to make sense.
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed instructions on deep meditation, see the
AYP Deep Meditation book.
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