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The Power of Meditation

"Meditation is a tool to relax the body and enlighten the mind"...

When our mind is silenced and there are no thoughts, we realize
who we really are... 
*the infinite  and eternal consciousness !
Nisya Shakti


Meditate also allows us to enter into Peaceful Space and 
to come into a closer "relationship" with our higher self....

Nisya Shakti


​Meditation is in the present, pure present.

Meditation is immediacy. 


You cannot meditate, you can be in meditation. 

You cannot be in concentration but you can concentrate. 

Concentration is human, meditation is Divine.


Why do we meditate ? 

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We meditate because this world of ours has not been able to fulfill us. The so-called peace that we feel in our day-to-day life is five minutes of peace after ten hours of anxiety, worry and frustration. We are constantly at the mercy of the negative  forces that are all around us :jealousy,  fear, doubt, worry, anxiety and despair forces are like monkeys. When they get tired of biting us and take rest for a few minutes, then we say that we are enjoying peace. But this is not real peace at all, and the next moment they will attack us again.

It is only through meditation that we can get lasting peace, divine peace. If we meditate soulfully in the morning and receive peace for only one minute, that one minute of peace will permeate our whole day. And when we have a meditationof the highest order, then we get really abiding peace, light and delight. We need meditation because we want to grow in light and fulfill ourselves in light. If this is our aspiration, if this is our thirst, then meditation is the only way.

If we feel that we are satisfied with what we have and what we are, then there is no need for us to enter into the field of meditation. The reason we enter into meditation is because we have an inner hunger. We feel that within us there is something luminous, something vast, something divine. We feel that we need this thing very badly ; only right now we do not have access to it. Our inner hunger comes from our spiritual need. When you meditate at home, set aside a corner of your room which you can make absolutely pure and sanctified a sacred place that you use only for meditation.

For your daily meditation, it is best to meditate alone. Before beginning your meditation, it is helpful to take a shower or proper bath.  It is also advisable to wear clean and light clothes. To follow the spiritual life, you should meditate at least once a day. It is best to meditate early in the morning when the atmosphere is calm and peaceful.

When meditating, it is important to keep the spine straight and erect, and to keep 
the body relaxed. You will find that your inner being will spontaneously take you to a conformable position ;  it is up to you to maintain it.

Some seekers like to meditate while laying down, but this is not advisable. You may enter into a world of sleep or into a kind of inner doze. Again, the lotus position, which is an advanced yoga posture, is not necessary for proper meditation.Many people meditate very well while they are seated in a chair. It will help if you burn incense and candles and keep some flowers in front of you. The outer flower will remind you of the flower inside your heart.

When you smell the scent of incense, you will gain inspiration and purification to add to your inner treasure. When you see the outer flame, immediately you will feel your inner flame climbing high, higher, highest.

Proper breathing is very important in meditation. When breathing, try to inhale as slowly and quietly as possible, so that if somebody placed a tiny thread in front of your nose, it would not move at all. And try to exhale more slowly still. If possible, leave a short pause between the end of your exhalation and the beginning of your inhalation. If you can, hold your breath for a few seconds. But if it is difficult, do not do it. Never do anything that will harm your organs or respiratory system.

Each time you breathe in, try to feel that you are bringing into your body infinite peace. When you breathe out, try to feel that you are expelling the restlessness within and all around you. After practicing this a few times, try to feel that you are inhaling power from the universe. When you exhale, feel that all your fear is leaving your body. After doing this a few times, try to feel that what you are breathing in is infinite joy, and what you are breathing out is sorrow, suffering and depression.

There is also something else you can try. Feel that you are breathing in not air, but cosmic energy. Feel that there is not a single place in your body that is not being filled by cosmic energy. It is flowing like a river inside you, washing and purifying your whole being. Then when you start to breathe out, feel that you are breathing out all the rubbish inside you - all your undivine thoughts, obscure ideas and impure actions.

Meditation does not mean just sitting quietly for five or ten minutes. 
It requires conscious effort. The mind has to be made calm and quiet. At the same time, it has to be vigilant so as not to allow any distracting thoughts or desires to enter. When we can make the mind calm and quiet, we will feel that a new creation is dawning inside us. When the mind is vacant and tranquil and our whole existence becomes an empty vessel, our inner being
 can invoke  infinite peace, light and bliss to enter into the vessel and fill it. This is meditation.

The Silence is within me
I enter into it
I merge with it
I become the Silence
Nisya Shakti


CONCENTRATION, MEDITATION,  CONTEMPLATION


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​"Only silence communicates the truth as it is"
Osho

Physical Benefits Of Meditating

Physiologically speaking Meditation has been proven to increase blood flow, slow heart rate, help with anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, curb binge eating habits and that’s just to name a few ! It has been instrumental in helping thousands with depression and high blood pressure as well. The health benefits of controlled breathing and learning to calm the body really do have medically proven results resulting in a much less stressful life.


Mental Benefits Of Meditating

Psychologically, the benefits of Meditation are huge. Learning to empty the mind, 
so to speak, allows you the clarity to be more productive, increase self-confidence, motivation and learn will-power. Stress management techniques learned through Meditating is the number one reason psychologists recommend this practice. It is also the number one reason non-believers become advocates of Meditation.


Spiritual Benefits Of Meditating

Spiritually, one can flourish greatly from Meditation. Learning to be in sync with the Mind-Body experience can allow you to reach heights of awareness, appreciation to a higher Being and free your mind up to the idea of self-acceptance – flaws and all. Many religions naturally incorporate prayer and meditation as their foundations and learning how to meditate properly can bring you inner serenity and peace.

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Music & Meditation

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M
usic and meditation Music has and also is 
the key to unlock the Heart-Door of the Supreme.
Sri Chinmoy

Let us not try to understand music with our mind. 
Let us not even try to feel it with our heart. 
Let us simply and spontaneously allow the music-bird
to fly in our heart-sky.While flying, it will unconditionally
reveal to us what it has and what it is. What it has,is
Immortality's message. What it is, is Eternity's passage.
Sri Chinmoy

​Ram Bahadur Bomjon 

राम बहादुर बामजान
Born c. 9 April 1990, sometimes spelled BomjanBanjan, or Bamjan), also known as Palden Dorje (his monastic name) and now Dharma Sangha,
 is from Ratanapuri, Bara district, Nepal.

A meditating teenage boy in south-central Nepal who went without food or water for 10 months has changed t
he way we look at modern science and medicine forever. 



​Some of his supporters have claimed that he is a reincarnation of Gautama Buddha, but Ram himself has denied this, and many practitioners of Buddhism agree that the Gautama Buddha has entered nirvana and cannot be reborn.

​He drew thousands of visitors and media attention by spending months in meditation. Nicknamed the Buddha Boy, he began his meditation on May 16, 2005. He reportedly disappeared from the hollow tree where he had been meditating for months on March 16, 2006,  but was found by some followers a week later.  He told them he had left his meditation place, where large crowds had been watching him, "because there is no peace". He then went his own way and reappeared else where in Nepal on December 26, 2006, but left again on March 8, 2007. On March 26, 2007, inspectors from the Area Police Post Nijgadh in Ratanapuri found Bomjon meditating inside an underground chamber of about seven square feet.

On 10 November 2008, Bomjon reappeared in Ratanapuri and spoke to a group of devotees in the remote jungle.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Bahadur_Bomjon


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Music is the inner or universal language of God. I do not speak French or German or Italian, but if music is played from any of those countries, immediately the heart of the music enters into my heart, or my heart enters into the music. At that time no outer communication is needed ; the inner communion of the heart is enough. My heart is communing with the heart of the music, and in our communion we become inseparably one.

Meditation and music cannot be separated. When we cry from the inmost recesses of our heart 
for peace, light and bliss, that is the best type of meditation. Next to meditation is music, soulful music, the music that stirs and elevates our aspiring consciousness. We cannot meditate twenty-four hours a day, but we can meditate, perhaps, for two hours a day. At other times we can play music or listen to music. When we play or hear soulful music, psychic music, immediately we are 1911 transported  to a higher realm of consciousness. We play music soulfully, we go high, higher, highest.

Each time we hear soulful music, we get inspiration and delight. In the twinkling of an eye, 
music can elevate our consciousness. But if we also pray and meditate, then we are undoubtedly more illumined and fulfilled than a music-lover who is not consciously leading a spiritual life. Each spiritual musician is consciously spreading God's light on earth. God is the cosmic Player, the eternal Player, and we are His instruments. But there comes a time in the process of our evolution when we feel that we have become totally one with Him. 
At that time, we are no longer instruments; we ourselves are musicians, divine musicians. It is the Supreme who makes the proper instrument. Then, it is He who inspires the player to play properly.

 

​By regular meditation
 
we can rise above
 our mind and awakens into true spirituality.


Let the mind be empty, and not filled with the things of the mind.
Then there is only meditation, and not a meditor who is meditating...
The mind must be clear, without movement and in the light of
that clarity the timeless will be revealed. 
J. Krishnamurti

Meditation offers an alternative to the purely materialistic
values of modern life,it is a means of harmonizing or resolving
the apparent conflict between the spiritual and the material
aspects of living.
The Tibetan


                               The Ajna Chakra Meditation

Find a comfortable place to sit in the cross legged position. Set an alarm for 20 minutes. Stretch your spine upwards. Lengthen you neck and slowly bring your chin back and in. Breathing through your now you will take 5 deep breaths.This sends oxygen into your bloodstream and relaxes you. Keep your head straight while looking upwards inthe middle of your forehead and just above your eyebrows.This eye position called shambhavi yoga mudra. You will hold this mudra while closing your eyes. Rest your hands in a comfortable position such as upon your knees. Inhale deeply while beginning to chant in a steady, slow soft voice the OM manta, pronounced AUM...
For an entire exhalation the one single chant of OM is sounded. After expelling all your air, inhale again fully and start the OM mantra again.
Now visualize the sound of OM coming from your third eye and radiating throughout your body.
After completing this meditation just relax the muscles of your eyes by rubbing the palms of your hands together to make them warm and then place them over your eyes.
AUMmm
m

Inspirational quotes about Meditation

Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.
J. Krishnamurti

Looking deeply at life as it is in this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom. 

Meditation brings wisdom ; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back,
and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
Buddha

Meditation is to be aware of what is going on in our bodies, in our feelings, in our minds and in the world. Each day... children die of hunger... Yet the sunrise is beautiful and the rose that bloomed this morning along the wall is a miracle. Life is both dreadful and wonderful. To practice meditation is to be in touch with both aspects. Please do not think we must be solemn in order to meditate. In fact, to meditate well, we have to smile
a lot. 
Thich Nhat Hanh

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness
or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Swami Sivanandare

When one devotes oneself to meditation, mental burdens, unnecessary worries and wandering thoughts drop off one by one ; life seems to run smoothly and pleasantly. A student may now depend on intuition to make decisions.  As one acts on intuition, second thought, with its dualism, doubt and hesitation, does not arise. 
Nyogen Senzaki
People seek out retreats for themselves in the country, at the seaside, on the mountains... but nowhere can a person find  a retreat more full of peace than one's own soul. Make use then of this retirement continually and regenerate thyself. 
Marcus Aurelius

To meditate is to listen with a receptive heart. 
Buddha

Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind rest at peace. The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish then return to the source. Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature. 
Lao Tzu

You do not need to leave your room.  Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary.  The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. 
Franz Kafka

Where and when God finds you ready, He must act and overflow into you,  just as when the air is clear and pure, the sun must overflow into it and cannot refrain from doing that. 
Meister Eckhart

Half an hour's meditation is essential except  when you are very busy. Then a full hour is needed. 
Saint Francis de Sales

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit
 Jeremy Taylor 


​Meditation is a single lesson of awareness, of no-thought, of spontaneity, of being total in your action,alert, aware. It is not a technique, it is a knack.
Either you get it or you  don't. Compassion is a shadow of meditation ; a meditative mind is a compassionate mind. One thing has to be remembered about meditation ; it is a long journey and there is no shortcut. who says there is a shortcut is be fooling you. It is a long journey because the change is very deep and is achieve, after many lives, many lives of routine habits, thinking, desiring. And the mind  structure that you have to drop through meditation. In fact it is almost  impossible but it happens.A man becoming a meditator is the greatest responsibility in the world.It is not easy.  It cannot be instant. So from the beginning never start expecting too much and then you will never be frustrated. You will always be happy because things will grow very slowly. Meditation is not a seasonal flower which within six weeks is there. 
It is a  very very big tree. It needs time to spread its root. *OSHO
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