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Lesson 234 -
Inner Wisdom Shining Through (Audio)
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
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
The guru is in you.
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