This newsletter is small run of different articles which may help to allow one to understand what getting in to Samadhi means.
For most people Samadhi takes on different meanings. Samadhi has to do with the eradication of time and entering the Eternal Now - in total awakeness and Pure Consciousness.
So let's take you there, at least intellectually. I will start by this small article that a student sent to me.
There is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400.
It carries over no balance from day to day.
Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do?
Draw out ALL OF IT, of course!!!!
Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you.
Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow."
You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!
The clock is running. Make the most of today.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE-SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.
And remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!
Now click on the following link:
Meditation mapped in monks
You will see it is an article on scientific research done by injecting dyes into the brains of Buddhist monks while at the height of their mediations and what their findings were.
IN ALL THE PRECEDING EXAMPLES, BOTH OF THE MONKS AND THE NUNS IN PRAYER - TIME WAS INVOLVED.
The monks were using chants and the nuns were using prayers, and although both techniques aid the practitioner in opening areas of the brain to allow them to lose a sense of their own self identity, still the full import of having the vrittis cease altogether is not possible while mental fluctuation is going on. This is a high state of Dhyana.
In the meditative technique of centering one's attention on light, there is nothing to hold the mind active in its state of attributable consciousness, rather it is the light of Pure Consciousness, that which illuminates Atman as your real Self, which becomes Self evident.
I realize that the scientific test done would not be accurate enough to give us a true reading of what state of meditation they were in, as to have enough attributable awareness to pull the chord to inject the dye, does not even indicate a transcendental state.
For example, should a transcendental state be achieved through Mantra or prayer (and this is quite possible), it can take years of mantra chanting to achieve. The time involved sets up samskaras of those very mantras, and they too have to be got rid of to attain Samadhi. A very difficult job indeed.
When one finally does achieve Samadhi, "Thy whole body will be full of light" because that is what Pure Consciousness is - Light! There is nothing to disturb its pristine glory.
If you have from the beginning decided to accept the fact that meditating on light is the sensible thing to do, then as you develop, the intensity of the light increases. You can then handle the glory of it all the way up to full Sahaja Nirvikalpi Samadhi. You have been preparing yourself right from the beginning.
If you have not received the meditative technique on Light (not lights - or a particular light) please send for it and it will be sent to you immediately.
I repeat again that Yoga must make sense, and after reading this meditative technique, if it doesn't make sense to you, then chuck it out, but if it does please begin right away. Attaining Samadhi is no easy matter. It takes a tremendous amount of Will.Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND. If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of friend.