Beginning to Meditate ?
Lesson 5 - "What" to
The finest times to
meditate are before dawn, at noon, sunset and midnight. All four of these
times could be used, or choose one. The meditation should be from fifteen
to thirty minutes to begin with. What to meditate on? The transmutation of
the odic forces back to their source, the actinic force. Through perfect
posture, asana, we transmute the physical forces and the emotional forces.
Through the control of the breath, pranayama, we transmute the
intellectual forces and move awareness out of the area of the mind that is
always thinking--the great dream.
Then we become vibrant and
confident in ourselves, feeling the power of our spine through which the
actinic forces flow and out through the nerve system. We learn to lean on
our own spine more than on any other person, teacher, book, organization
or system. Answers begin to become real and vibrant, hooked onto the end
of each question. And these and many more are the dynamic rewards of the
sincere aspirant who searches within through meditation.
When one begins to
meditate, he should approach it dynamically, for it is becoming more
alive. He is penetrating his awareness into the very source of life
itself, for eventually he hopes to attain the ultimate goal, merger with
God, the experience of the Self beyond all time, beyond all form, beyond
all cause. The experience of Supreme Soul is attained only when one has
become very simple, direct, uncomplicated. When a new nerve system has
been built within this very body, strong enough to hold awareness within
enough so that awareness itself can completely dissolve itself into its
own essence, Supreme Soul is experienced.
After that dynamic
experience, man's heritage in this lifetime, one enters back into the mind
which is all form--creating, preserving, destroying, completely finished
in all areas of manifestation--and moves freely through the mind seeing it
for what it is.