Monday, February 2, 2009

Meditation Advice (from Indian masters)

Cult leader and possible charlatan Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh (a.k.a., Osho) on finding the best meditation subject

Simple Hermit discusses Osho and other authors' "enlightenment"

Indian Masters on Meditation

Indian masters include teachers like Osho, Swami Sivananda, Krishnamurti, Gautama the Buddha, among other sources. They are each well known masters in the field of meditation and self realization. They all have something important to say when it comes to meditation. Here are a few interesting quotes and videos from these Indian masters enlightening us with their knowledge and wisdom regarding meditation and life.

Here is an interesting quote on meditation that mixes a psychological view with a more spiritual and abstract one:

“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in the Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity” (Swami Sivananda)

This is the very essence of yoga and meditation: the cessation of thoughts out of which arises the experience of immaculate consciousness. All that is needed to master in life are our thoughts, our minds. When our discursive thinking settles out (as explained by Eckhart Tolle in Even the Sun May Die), we enter a new level of consciousness that can then begin to explore freely without the disturbance of thoughts (vrittis). Everything will be clear and at peace.

Indian masters state that meditation is the light (nimitta) that can show the way to this thought-free realm of pure consicousness:

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom” (the Buddha)


Buddhism and Physics
"Buddhism and Physics" lecture (with kalapas as atoms) at Purdue University

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