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The importance of meditation from the self realized mind

“Meditation is the only way you can grow..because when you meditate, you are in silence. You are in thoughtless awareness. Then the growth of awareness takes place.”

-Shri Mataji

 

“When the body and mind are in sync, we are naturally relaxed, alert, open, and aware, and we experience ourselves and the world in a direct, unmediated way, without conceptual filters. It is this direct experience of the fullness, vitality, and splendor of life that is the gift of meditation.”

– Eckhart Tolle

 

“We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.”

– Alan Watts

 

“The flowering of love is meditation.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”

-Ram Dass

 

“The power of meditation gets us everything. If you want to get power over nature, [you can have it through meditation]. It is through the power of meditation all scientific facts are discovered today. They study the subject and forget everything, their own identity and everything, and then the great fact comes like a flash. Some people think that is inspiration. There is no more inspiration than there is expiration; and never was anything got for nothing.”

-Swami Vivekananda

 

“The more the heart is an avid void, the more abundantly light will shine into it.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”  

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The process of breathing if fully understood and experienced in its profound significance, could teach us more than all the philosophies of the world.”

– Lama Govinda

 

“The purpose of meditation is to awaken in us the sky-like nature of mind, and to introduce us to that which we really are, our unchanging pure awareness, which underlies the whole of life and death.”

– Sogyal Rinpoche

 

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

-Dalai Lama

 

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are.”  

Ani Pema Chedron

 

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”

– Ramana Maharsh

 

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

-Carl Jung

 

“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

Woods

 

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I part the out thrusting branches
and come in beneath
the blessed and the blessing trees.
Though I am silent
there is singing around me.
Though I am dark
there is vision around me.
Though I am heavy
there is flight around me.

 

– Wendell Berry

Koa Seed Buddha

a mana meditation…

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Find a place to sit comfortably

Spine erect

Close your eyes and follow your breath for several minutes

Relax your shoulders

Relax your entire body…

 

Feel the ground beneath you

Relax into it

The ground is supporting you, all of you

Imagine you are sitting in a forest

smell the soil

feel the cool ground

Before you a Koa seed falls

in slow motion

you see it come down

it lands on the ground in front of you

and nestles its weight into the loamy forest soil

Imagine yourself the seed

Feel the soil supporting all of your weight

Imagine the smell of the earth and what it feels like

cool and moist

enveloping you

The sun shines down and warms the top of your head

Feel the heat of it

The brightness of the light

Imagine the brightness of the sun begin to fade away

the light diminishes

it begins to sprinkle…

 

the ground beneath you becomes soaked and you settle deeper into it

Where you ground, at your base, a thin, light infused thread

emerges

It slowly descends deeper and deeper into the soil

small, light infused sub-threads morph outward

from the main root

as the roots descend

your body

at the surface

feels more and more stable

The blowing wind no longer

affects

You feel stronger

sturdy

more sure…

 

as this feeling of stability expands

you begin to notice a light shining from within

your heart

it grows brighter and brighter

as the roots descend…

 

Now there is a feeling of warmth

emanating from your solar plexus

the light in your heart continues to grow brighter

and move outward

while the warmth expands from your solar plexus

you feel it everywhere

light and heat

fills every part of you

and it begins to push against your skin

a sensation of pressure is felt

you begin to feel yourself expanding

like a balloon

filled with warm air…

 

A tremendous pressure builds

and builds

light emanates brightly from your heart

warmth bursts forth from the solar plexus

Suddenly there is a great pressure release

and you feel yourself expanding out and upward

no longer contained in the skin…

 

as you move upwards you notice

you are moving towards a bright light

the brightness feels tremendously good

and causes a tingling electric sensation

your being is bathed in the light that shines down

upon you…

 

Suddenly you understand

the light has always been there

 

You direct yourself towards it now

growing

growing

upwards

upwards

 

the light envelopes you

becomes you

 

Suddenly,

You notice

It has stopped raining

the sun is shining

You feel the warmth of it and open your great arms to it

The light feeds you

You feel it coursing through you

Through your veins

A white, warm light courses through every part of your body now

feeding you as you feed

everything else in turn

 

the Great Koa Tree

 

Now bring your attention back to your breathing

relax

and attend to your breathing…

 

Open your attention to your human body

 

The strength of the Koa is part of you now

Whenever you should need it