When a man can consciously contact the true Source of his being, the true Source of his life, power flows into him and shines through him, harmony enters into his life and gives him a new outlook, so that these things which once upset and hurt him no longer affect the peace of his heart. Usually man is filled with conflict, but if he can withdraw from all those difficult conditions which bind him and seek the Source of harmony within himself, the life-stream from God pours through him, and his material conditions are gradually and surely brought into harmony. All wrongs are righted when the consciousness of God is alive in the heart. From the White Eagle book of meditation The Still Voice
Every day we find ourselves looking for new inspiration – that small spark that will ignite within us, and bring about wonderful new ideas to help us to take us to the next level. In order to open our minds to new and innovative ideas, we need to relax body and mind which can only be achieved through meditation.
Meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, and minimises tension. Through practice and conscious desire, the racing and rushing of thoughts in the mind slow down, not only during meditation, but also in daily life. Happiness increases along the way. Tolerance, love, understanding, inner power and fearlessness increase too. Our ability to concentrate becomes sharpened, and our minds become stronger and under control. The ability to enjoy the present moment increases; criticising and blaming disappears, and strength, happiness and satisfaction increases.
Inspiration can mean many things to many different people. We see a movie and are inspired to go out and make the world a better place. We hear a song and are inspired to bring more beautiful things into our space. We listen to a talk and feel inspired to work on our spiritual life. Inspiration is what aids us in everything that we do, how we are guided through our life every single minute of every single day.
Transcendental meditation is a type of meditation technique that involves the use of mantras. It is one of the most widely researched and practiced forms of meditation in the world. The term transcendental meditation was first made popular by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1955. He began publicly teaching this ancient style of meditation, which was passed down by his teacher, Brahmananda Saraswati. The meditation was first given the name transcendental deep meditation, which Mahesh later renamed as transcendental meditation. He went on to design a transcendental meditation training programme, which taught people how to correctly pass on the knowledge to new students.
A series of world tours, along with several celebrity endorsements, propelled transcendental meditation into the mainstream, and by the early 2000s it had been taught to millions of people across the globe. A number of groups promote this type of meditation, including the Students International Meditation Society, AFSCI, World Peace Executive Council, Maharishi Vedic Education Corporation, and the Global Country of World Peace.
The transcendental meditation technique involves the use of a special sound, or series of words, which are known as a mantra. As part of a transcendental meditation course the participant is given a specific mantra to work with. The mantra is then repeated while the student is sat with closed eyes, between 15 or 20 times, for a certain amount of time per day. This type of meditation is said to have roots in Hinduism, but it is described as being both non-religious and scientific.
Transcendental meditation has a number of reported benefits when it is practiced over a long period of time, these include:
· An increase in creativity
· A reduction in stress
· An improvement in brain function and academic abilities
· Increased feelings of inner peace
· An enhanced immune system
· A decrease in muscle tension
There are hundreds of transcendental meditation centres around the world. “Like the air, God’s Grace is available to us. It is permeating every fibre of Being and the Being of the entire universe. When we take our attention to that Being, finer than the finest, then we establish ourselves on the level of God’s Grace. Immediately we just enjoy. Life is Bliss!” Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Meditation is a way to communicate with the Spirit World and to rediscover our true self again. It is a method to remove yourself from the three-dimensional world and initiate communication with the high realms of Heaven of in the Spirit World. The purpose of meditation is to discover our true selves – a spiritual being residing in a physical body; and experience true happiness by feeling free from the restrictions of this physical world.
“The act of discovering your true self is the purpose of meditation.”
(From the book: The Challenge of the Mind | p.53)
While we are living in the earthly world we tend to forget that we are essentially spiritual beings whose real home is the Spirit World. When we become immersed in the worldly values of the third dimension, our mind gets cloudy and our physical body also gradually feels more and more fatigued. The key to easing this fatigue is to provide the soul with a chance to spiritually rejuvenate with heaven’s light. In order to do this, we need to temporarily disconnect our three-dimensional consciousness and, via right concentration, connect with the Heavenly Realm. The soul can restore its innate energy by receiving the light of God (Buddha) through right meditation.
How to prepare the mind for right meditation
Before entering a meditative state, it is important to keep our mind serene. If we start practicing mental concentration without calming the vibrations of the mind, this might result in possession by stray spirits. Essentially, before we are able to contact the Spirit World, the door to our subconscious needs to be open and for this to happen we have to gradually quiet the surface consciousness. When the door of the subconscious is open, depending on the state of mind, there is the possibility of contacting not heaven but hell instead. Those who always live in a good-hearted way, who try to have good thoughts and do good deeds, can easily start contacting their guardian and guiding spirits as soon as they silence the surface consciousness. But those who have few good thoughts and hardly ever endeavor to do good deeds are very likely to come under negative spiritual inf luences. Therefore, Exploration of the Right Mind is ‘a must’ for right meditation. Self-reflection practiced on a daily basis helps us to maintain the Right Mind as well as prepare it for meditation. As regards to your environment in which to meditate, it is important to choose a quiet place, where you will not be disturbed by worldly vibrations. Happy Science Shojas (Monasteries) and Happy Science Faith Centers are perfect places to meditate not only because they are peaceful and quiet environments, but also because they are spiritually protected.
Meditation is the source of spiritual energy
Meditation does not exist just for its own sake. By practicing meditation we are given the chance to contact the world from which we originate and glimpse into an ideal world. During meditation we receive light from the other world through our brother or sister souls or from more advanced guiding spirits, so we can transform it into a source of vitality, a source of energy for our everyday life, and an origin of wisdom to dissolve our problems. Through meditation, we can regularly correct the orbit of our lives and acquire a renewed zest for living, which we will be able to use as the power to spread goodness in this world.
Reference book – The Challenge of the Mind
Taken from http://www.happy-science.org/meditation–communication-with-the-spirit-world
Mantras for meditation
The Shabad is the inner sound when we meditate, we use mantra to get to the sound, and the Sound Currant is the sound of the Kundalini as it flows through the Nadies. Mantra is mind vibration, we must listen to the sound when we meditate, and the vibration will transform you. It is important to have a rhythm, move the tongue and have clear pronunciation as this stimulates the 50 meridians of the palate, and brings glandular balance. Feel and listen to the vibration and modify your vibration to harmonize yourself with the universal vibration. Create the vibration n your mind and body. Listening to the sound current joins Prana and Apana, balances the sun and moon energies and causes the Kundalini energy to rise up the central canal.
Ong Namo, Guru Dev Namo
I call upon divine wisdom
SA TA NA MA
The five primal sounds of the universe: “S” infinity, “T” is life, “N” means death, “M” is rebirth, and the A is the 5th sound.
Mantra of ecstasy, “Great beyond the ability to express is the path from darkness to light”
Mangala Charn Mantra
Ad Guray Nameh, Jugad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guru Devay Nameh.
I bow to the primal guiding Consciousness who takes us to god realization, I bow to Wisdom through the ages, I bow to true Wisdom, I bow to the great unseen Wisdom. Mantra of protection.
Aad Such, Jugaad Such, Haibee Such, Nanak Hosee Bhee Such
In the beginning there was truth, there was truth through the ages, there is truth even now, Nanak says there will always be truth.
EK ONG KAR, SAT GURU PRASHAD, SAT GURU PRASHAD, EK ONG KAR.
There is one creation and one creator it exists through Gods grace. Must be practiced with reverence.
Guru Gaitri Mantra:
GOBINDE, MUKUNDE, UDARE, APARE, HARING, KARING, NIRNAME, AKAME
Sustainer, Liberator, Enlightener, Infinite, Destroyer, Creator, Nameless, Desire less,
Brings stability to the hemispheres of the brain, and works on the heart center to develop compassion, patience, tolerance, and uniting one with the Infinite.
Siri Gaitri Mantra
RA MA DA SA, SA SAY SO HUNG
RA “SUN”, MA ”MOON”, DA “ EARTH”, SA” INFINITY, SAY” TOTALLITY OF INFINITY”, SO
HUNG “I AM THOU”: RA MA DA SA: EARTH MANTRA, SA SAY SO HUNG : ETHER MANTRA
Combines you to totality, from the consciousness of totality you can heal.
Pavan Guru Mantra:
PAVAN PAVAN PAVAN PAVAN, PAR PARA, PAVAN GURU, PAVAN GURU ,WAHE GURU,
WAHE GURU, PAVAN GURU
Pavan is the carrier of the life force, prana, God in action.