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Lesson 152 -
Thinking about Meanings versus Doing Samyama Practice (Audio)
Date: Thu Apr 1, 2004 0:46pm
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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
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.
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