Many of us are now aware of the benefits of meditation & are also putting efforts to spare some time for it daily. Are you finding it difficult to meditate? In RajYoga, we learn to consciously do the right conversation with the self, & remain pure, peaceful, loveful (which is our original nature, regardless of outside situations) while sitting/working/serving. Learn RajYoga - Learn the Art of Thinking!
Original Email Received
My letter is all about - Meditation when you are in happy & when little sad. - This is because when my mind is upset then I completely surrender to God and this makes my meditation more beautiful. - But when I am in a happy mood or mind then I try to meditate more and more but I can't able to meditate at that dedication. Please answer this...
Our Response + Guidance
From: Brahma Kumaris Godly University
To: Everyone Reading
Meditation means spending quality time with 'myself', speaking gently with 'my' mind in a way such that 'I' feel Stillness, Love & Bliss... To experience this stage I need to calm down the chaos / waste. I need to pay gentle attention to the thoughts that I'm creating, & then slowly & consciously channelizing them in the direction of stillness...
Observe this - when your mind is upset, you said you can surrender to God easily. Which means at that time you're consciously deciding to leave all the thoughts behind. This way you're shifting your focus off the problems & then focusing on God. Which is great! This surrendering isn't happening automatically. It is 'you', who is choosing to think only about Him at that time. You successfully put a "full stop" to everything else. The secret lies in the art of channelizing your thoughts in the right direction, which you're doing successfully in this case.
Our mind creates thoughts based on the information (Knowledge) it has, & accordingly it feels. We need to cleanse our mind on a daily basis & feed it with only good, pure & powerful information. God's knowledge (Murli) that we study at Brahma Kumaris is the most elevated food for the mind. RajYoga, that God Himself is teaching, is the only & easy way to connect directly with Him. We recommend you to do the 7 Day RajYoga course at a nearby Brahma Kumaris center (all Godly services are free for everyone).
Once you learn RajYoga Meditation, you'll have amazing self-realization. You'll be able to establish a beautiful relationship with God & have regular conversations directly with Him. Your mind is your property, you're the owner of it! RajYoga teaches us to become the Master of our mind, intellect & senses. No matter how you might be feeling (for an instance - excited / in anxiety), you'll be able to transform it.
Some useful knowledge points to churn on while meditating:
☛ You can practice stabilizing yourself in Peace (by silencing the mind, slow down your thinking) for as long as you can. This practice could be done for experiencing all of your Virtues (Love, Bliss, Powers)
☛ Thinking about God... the Ocean of Peace, the Ocean of Love,... will fill you up with His unlimited treasures!
☛ Any point from today's Murli OR any point from Knowledge (Gyaan) as-s-whole & its relevance to your life.
☛ You can practice 5-swaroop of yours; In your own way, using your own creativity, visualize yourself in the 5 forms. (5 swaroop Drill)
☛ You can practice Swamaan in your own way. (7 swamaan abhyaas)
You'll learn to bring newness & creativity to your meditation experience. Make your mind your best friend, love driving it in the direction you want & fly to the stage you love!
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