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Samyama and Solar Centering (Audio)
December 11, 2009
New Visitors: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the archive, as previous
lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
the solar centering enhancement covered in Lesson 368
be carried over into our samyama practice? It seems a natural step to me.
A: Yes, as we develop
the habit of our enhanced
meditation procedure, solar centering may
naturally find its way into core samyama practice (Lesson
150), which comes right after our deep meditation session. In samyama,
solar centering can have expansive, stabilizing effects also. But jumping
with solar centering into samyama does not have to happen right away. It
should come naturally, if at all. So this is not an encouragement to rush
When we do find ourselves centering our sutra
repetitions in the solar plexus, it is a
feeling and letting go. Samyama is 99.99%
in the letting go. So whether we are centering the sutras or not is a very
small thing. Even so, it will make a difference it is an enhancement in
Obviously, solar centering will not apply to
cosmic samyama (Lesson 299), which has its own set of
locations. If we have been doing cosmic samyama
in our daily routine, solar centering in
core samyama should be less of an adjustment, since we will already be well
familiar with releasing sutras in particular locations.
Solar centering in
samyama should be regarded as a new practice, and only undertaken when our
practice routine is stable and comfortable. Otherwise, we could be piling
more clunkiness on top of adjustments we are already going through with the
solar centering enhancement for deep meditation. The same is true for all
practices we undertake. We'd always
to be building on a stable foundation of practice when we add on. And we
self-pace as necessary whenever the building shakes a bit too much, even if
we haven't added anything new lately. Keep in mind that practices
produce delayed effects in purification and
opening, so stability is not only about what we are adding on, but also
about all that has gone before.
The further we go with
practices that cultivate inner purification and opening, the more sensitive
we will become in many respects. This is a good thing. It is the birth of
stillness in action, where less is always becoming more, and we are the
eternal witness to it all.
It is life in freedom.
The guru is in you.
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