MEDITATION: Are you there yet?

The term “meditation” may just as well be one of the most overused and yet misunderstood phenomena of our times.

We all have heard of meditation and its benefits, but not many have a clear definition of what you are actually supposed to do, once you sit down and close those beautiful pair of eyes!

Many a question arises… Is it to quieten our minds, or to get rid of all Thoughts, but can we?

At least not until when there are certain hurdles on your path…
How many?

भूमिकत्वानवस्थितत्वानि चित्तविक्षेपास्तेऽन्तरायाः॥३०॥

Patanjali Yog Sutras 1.30

Illness, dullness, confusion, carelessness, laziness, craving, illusion, lack of perseverance, and lack of stability are the obstacles that cause the distraction of the Chitta.

Sorrow, wobbliness of your body, and uneven breathing will distract your mind even more!

Thinking is to the mind,
What Beating is to the heart?

What if one just learns to observe those thoughts instead of trying to stop them….


मैत्री करुणा मुदितोपेक्षाणांसुखदुःख
पुण्यापुण्यविषयाणां भावनातः चित्तप्रसादनम् ॥३३॥

Patanjali Yog Sutras 1.33

By cultivating thoughts of friendliness, goodness, and compassion while being indifferent towards the happy and the sad the Chitta (remember?) becomes pure!

When all your thoughts fall and all you see and feel is silence, the nothingness, and in the nothingness is when it all comes to you… the revelation!

Just observe without reacting, like a 3rd person reviewing your life… Try this for a week and share your experiences with us…

Wishing everyone a happy Meditation Day – 21.05.2020

For those who have been practicing Meditation for some time, read our article on the difference between – Dharna, Dhyana, and Samadhi

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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Roopashree Sharma

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