What is meditation?

Meditate on dawn's beauty-silence

When it comes to meditation
Imagine the radiating sun,
And try to radiate like the sun,
Never ceasing, day or night.

-Sri Chinmoy-

What is meditation -

Sri Chinmoy writes -

"Meditation is a divine gift.  Meditation simplifies our outer life and energises our inner life.  Meditation gives us a natural and spontaneous life."

Meditation is the art of silently 'going within' - of quieting the activity of the mind and discovering one's own unlimited Self. Of moving beyond doubts, fears or anxieties by discovering a deeper untapped source of inner harmony, silence and wisdom.

Meditation leads not only to totally new inner experiences, but helps transform our day-to-day life into a happier, more meaningful and more fulfilling existence.

Sri Chinmoy continues:

"When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into a vacant, calm, still and silent mind. We go deep within and approach our true existence, which is our soul".

"Meditation is something wide and vast that ultimately expands into the Infinite. When we meditate, we throw ourselves into a vast expanse, into an infinite sea of peace, or we welcome the infinite Vastness into us. Meditation spreads. Meditation is constantly growing and expanding into peace, light and delight. When we meditate, we gradually see, feel and grow into the entire universe of light."

Sri Chinmoy's meditative philosophy is called the 'path of heart,' the heart here refering to our 'pshysic' or spiritual heart. The spiritual heart is that higher part of our consciousness flooded with silence, dynamism, love, compassion and wisdom. By concentrating on this region during our meditations we can gradually bring forward deeper spiritual qualities that illumine our entire consciousness from within.

Inspiration is of paramount importance when bringing forward the radiance of the spiritual heart and to deepen our meditative experiences. Reading the enlightened wisdom of spiritual teachers will greatly assist in bringing this higher reality to the fore. As a start may we suggest Sri Chinmoy's best selling books - Meditation, The Wings of Joy and Sri Chinmoy's Heart-Garden.


* To review and purchase Sri Chinmoy's books in Australia - Sri Chinmoy's Books

See also: Sri Chinmoy TV, Online Meditation videos of Sri Chinmoy meditating.


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