point of all meditation techniques
last thing about meditation
So up to now, I have elaborated on the meditation, its
meaning , the benefits you'll derive from it, the concept of self, the
reason for failure in achieving meditating state, the way to remove
this failure and the 3 very important aids of meditation i.e. Deep
breathing, deep relaxation and deep contraction. From the next chapter
I am going to take you into the world of some of the greatest
meditation techniques of all times. Then there will be no deviation,
no exhortation, only meditation techniques explained in a simple
manner Since you are going to enter into this vast field of
meditation, before you leap and start doing meditation, I want to tell
you, one last thing which you must be keep in mind while doing any
As already mentioned (in what
is meditation ), the aim of meditation is to realize our true
self. Though the true aspect of our existence in the universe is our
self, as a lay person we can only see (and feel) our body and
mind whereas actually there are 3 aspect of existence, the body , the
mind and the self. Since we are aware of only body and mind, in
meditation our single minded aim should be to identify this 3rd aspect
of self, to recognize it, to feel it as the 3rd aspect of our being
apart from body and mind. When you start recognizing this 3rd aspect
of your self as a separate identity from your body and mind, only then
you can claim to be succeeding in meditation. Because although for
language & simplicity's sake I have called it 3rd aspect of your
being, it is the self only which is true aspect of our identity.
It is this so called 3rd aspect self which is your real nature, the
foundation of your presence in this world.
Let me tell you why I am again explaining so much about self to you..
Remember this : '
MEDITATION TECHNIQUES ARE THE WAYS
THROUGH WHICH YOUR TRUE IDENTITY (SELF)
IS REVEALED TO YOU.'
So whichever meditation techniques you will be using
always enter into that technique by keeping an aim of identifying the
self through it. Always keep an attitude of witness while meditating.
You are a witness. I mean your self is a witness in you. Everything is
changing in this world. So many changes are going on in this world,
around yourself in your life, in your country, in your family, in your
city ; the change is continue. And whatever is happening , there is
someone in you who is witnessing those changes. This witness is your
'self'. Once you were a child, this witness was there in you watching
everything. You attained teen age, that witness was there watching
you. Now you may be at any stage of your life, but this witness is
still within you. And one day you will die, but then also this witness
will be there. And believe me from birth till death this witness
remains intact. Your body and mind will perish but this witness will
be there. It'll only change its form. This witness is your true self.
Your true identity. The whole purpose of meditation is to aware you
about your true identity, about your self.
So whichever meditation technique you try, always do it with the aim
of identifying that witness. I hope you get my point But if you are
still in some doubt what I mean by 'identifying this witness'
the very first meditation techniques ( Death Meditation) will
make it crystal clear.
before that you should learn
3 things that will take
you into meditation instantly