Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Before You Start Meditation.

I am not sure how many of you did try the experiment I suggested yesterday. To see where the mind goes and if you can watch it floating around from one thought to another. Well, that is the 1st step of realizing that we and our mind are not the same thing. We are different from our mind.

But if we are not the mind, then who are we?  This is my belief and I have no way of proving it that we are eternal souls which are born for the purpose of learning. This life, this world is our classroom and we are supposed to learn from everything that life throws at us. At the end of the day, if we can avoid bitterness, jealousy or other negative emotions, we have fulfilled the mission of life. If we are filled with joy, mind is calm and can handle disappointments without getting emotionally distraught, we have passed the life’s exam.

Bhagavad Gita, the holy book written in Sanskrit says about our soul:

na jayate mriyate va kadacin
nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah
ajo nityah sasvato 'yam purano
na hanyate hanyamane sarire
http://www.asitis.com/gif/bump.gifna--never; jayate--takes birth; mriyate--never dies; va--either;kadacit--at any time (past, present or future); na--never; ayam--this;bhutva--came into being; bhavita--will come to be; va--or; na--not;bhuyah--or has coming to be; ajah--unborn; nityah--eternal; sasvatah--permanent; ayam--this; puranah--the oldest; na--never; hanyate--is killed; hanyamane--being killed; sarire--by the body.
*          For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.

The same thing is taught in every religion in different forms.

I read a fascinating book about immortality of soul. It is called “ Many Lives, Many Masters” written by Dr. Brian Weiss. M.D. You can possibly find the book in your local library. Reading it will open a new door in the mind.

That’s all is needed sometimes. Open a door in the dark room. When God said, “let there be light”, s/he did not mean sun light, s/he most likely meant light on the soul.

Therefore, before you start meditation, realize who you are and what the purpose of this journey is.

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