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Lesson 234 - Inner Wisdom Shining Through  (Audio)

From: Yogani
Date: Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:07pm

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Q: It's a month now since I have followed meticulously the Meditation technique using mantra. Earlier it was difficult to sit at one place for 20-25 minutes and now, I would like to remain in the meditation posture with my mantra as long as possible, If I continue for more than 30 minutes, my mood becomes very dull later. Hence I restrict the meditation only to 20-25 minutes and feel relaxed and fresh some time. However, I am not getting any tell-tale marks in doing meditation. Kindly tell me, am I not cheating myself that I am meditating?

A: Thank you for writing and sharing. 

Your meditation practice sounds very good. You have found the importance of regulating the time so as not to overdo. This gives you the maximum rate of inner purification with minimum discomfort. That is perfect. Your feelings of peace and relaxation are just right. As you continue with practice, it will expand and progress over time, gradually illuminating your daily activity. 

As you move through the lessons, you will learn additional practices that will begin to enliven the ecstatic side of the enlightenment equation. Spinal breathing is next, and, step-by-step, many other means. The formula is for a blending of inner silence and ecstasy. Meditation is for cultivating inner silence. Many of the other practices are for cultivating ecstatic conductivity in the nervous system. 

It is normal to have a few doubts now and then. It is some dust kicking up in the purification process. You can be sure you are on the right track. Just keep going at your own pace. Your inner wisdom is clear and shining through. 

The guru is in you.

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