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Lesson 152 - Q&A Thinking about meanings
versus doing samyama practice
Date: Thu Apr 1, 2004 0:46pm
New Members: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the web archive, as previous
lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
Q: Now I'm a little confused, I thought we were to just think the word and then let it go.
This recent response sounds like we should meditate or think about it. Another question -
I am getting these bursts of feelings/energy within my body throughout the day. They can
be localized and I seem to have some control over them. I am assuming they are kundalini.
My question is this - are they just a pleasant aftermath or is something being released?
A: Yes, you are right. Just pick up the sutra as a faint idea and let it go. Then 15
seconds of silence. The discussions on meaning have nothing to do with performance of the
samyama practice itself. Some people are going through some clarification, settling in
with meanings, finding their own ecology. We have many languages in the group, so you can
imagine what everyone is going through. As everyone settles in, the meanings go to
subconscious. That is not part of the practice of samyama. It is just like, "What is
akasha?... Okay, that is what it is." Then just forget it and do samyama on the
words, the sutra. The meaning is in there. We don't ponder it during samyama. We just pick
up the sutra faintly, and then let go.
The pleasurable "bursts" are very good. Inner silence is moving in you from your
samyama. It can be experienced in many ways. Another lesson (on
becoming "super-normal") has been posted today with more details on that.
Many are having similar experiences. No need to "control" experiences. They are
natural. Let them happen, within reason. They are the release of obstructions and the
emergence of divine energy. They will stabilize to steadiness over time -- more natural
silent bliss and ecstatic radiance in life. Samyama is doing yoga from the inside out,
added to our practices that go from the outside in.
The early results many are having with samyama are very impressive. Bravo!
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed
instructions on samyama practice, covering multiple applications, see the
AYP Samyama book.
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