Thursday, 1 December 2016

Meditation: A state of mind

Often people think meditation means sitting quiet,closing the eyes and breathing- this activity is prānāyāmā.
No ,meditation is a state of mind,not sitting alone in a room.
Real meditation is in day to day life,in normal existing condition.Meditation is a mental state,You have a problem,you meditate.Take a wholesome view,this is the problem,these are the consequences,keep an ideal before-what is to be done.Hold on to the ideal,examine,do the right thing,say the right thing.
Unfortunately,we are traditionally brought up- as if prayer means to sit before a shrine.
No, prayer is an attitude of mind, a prayerful attitude.

Meditate wherever you are,whatever you may be doing,with a prayerful attitude.

Above is taken from "Raja Yoga Lectures by Swami Sarvagatananda"

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