WHAT IS MEDITATION

Meditation is silencing or ending of the restless thought-stream of the mind. It is a state, free from all stray and idle thoughts. Hence meditation means making our mind 'rather empty'. Once our mind is more or less empty, we have a great capacity to receive Cosmic energy (life force energy existing in the entire Cosmos).

 

Cosmic energy is needed to maintain the cellular structure of our physical body and to expand our consciousness. We use this energy for all our day-to-day activities of the mind and body (e.g. speaking, listening, thinking, etc). This is the reason why we feel exhausted at the end of the day even though our physical bodies engaged in minimal physical activity during the day. We do receive some cosmic energy during sleep to recharge ourselves however it is only in the state of meditation that we receive abundant cosmic energy.

THE SCIENCE OF MEDITATION

Meditation is nothing but a journey of our consciousness towards the Self. In Meditation, we consciously travel from body to mind, then from mind to intellect and then, from intellect to Self and beyond.

Consciousness refers to our state of awareness. So in meditation, our state of awareness is moving from the dense realm of physical body to mind and intellect to even higher realms towards the Self and beyond.

 

It is said that Sleep is unconscious Meditation because in the sleep state our consciousness travels beyond the body, mind and intellect however, we are fully unaware of that journey!

In meditation, when the body relaxes, consciousness travels to the next zone which is mind and intellect. Mind is nothing but a bundle of thoughts. There are always numerous thoughts coming to the surface of the mind and whenever there are thoughts in the mind, we may start to question, analyze and think. These thoughts also invariably disturb one's state of being so naturally one seeks 'peace of mind' which means a mind free of such disturbing thought patterns.

To transcend the mind and intellect, one has to observe the breath. Observation or witnessing is our true nature, the nature of the Self. That means we do not do conscious breathing by inhaling or exhaling consciously. We allow inhalation or exhalation to happen on its own. We simply observe the normal breathing. We should not go behind the thoughts or cling to queries or questions. During meditation, one should pay no attention to their thoughts and return to observing their natural breathing at all times. This is the fundamental principle.

With more and more practice of meditation, the breath slowly becomes thinner and shorter. Finally, breath becomes smallest and settles like a flash in-between the eyebrows. In this state, one will have no breath! And no thought! One will be totally thoughtless - this is The Meditative State!

In this state, we will be under the shower of Cosmic Energy. The more meditation one does, the more will be the cosmic energy one receives.

HOW TO DO MEDITATION?

Since the goal of meditation is to make the mind rather empty, the key is to observe our natural breathing. 2,500 years ago, Gautama Buddha taught a technique of meditation which exactly corresponds to observation of one's normal breathing. This technique is called "Anapanasati Meditation".
 

In Anapanasati meditation, one needs to maintain normal breathing and mindfully observe the naturally happening Breath.

 

In ancient Pali language: 

'Ana' means 'In-breath'
'Apana' means 'Out-breath'
'Sati' … means 'Observe'

 
 

3 Steps to Practice Anapanasati Meditation

  • 1st: Right Body Posture 

    • Adopt a very, very comfortable sitting posture where you feel fully relaxed

    • Hands should be clasped and all fingers should go into all the other fingers

    • Cross your legs

    • Eyes should be closed. Remove eye glasses.

  • 2nd: Be with the Natural Breath

    •  All attention should constantly be on the normal, natural breath

    • Stop all mind functions

      • No mantra chanting

      • No visualizations

      • No breath manipulation such as hatha yogic pranayama practices or 'kumbhaka' (holding the breath) should be attempted

 

  • ​3rd: Cut All Thoughts & Return to Natural Breath

    • ​All stray thoughts should be cut right away, as and when they keep arising

    • By paying absolutely no attention to our thoughts, we can be fully with our Breath

 

With this technique, there is no need to be in the presence of a Master or Guru. Our natural breath becomes our inner Guru because it connects us to our Cosmic self.

When to meditate and for how long?

  • One can meditate at any time of the day according to what suits one's convenience. 

 

  • Rule of thumb is to sit for meditation according to one's age. E.g. if you are 20 years of age, start with twenty minutes of meditation in a single sitting. If you are 40 years of age, you need to meditate for forty minutes.

  • When meditating deeply, time passes quickly so do not be surprised if 30 minutes of meditation appears to be like five minutes long.

One needs to practice meditation on a regular basis. Consistency is the name of the game. Initially, there will be some resistance as we strive to tame our 'monkey-mind', but it gets easier and easier with repeated everyday effort.

 

​BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

Here are some benefits of a regular meditation practice:

  • Mind remains in a peaceful and joyful state

  • Reach altered states of consciousness and experience bliss naturally

  • Healing of all diseases begins immediately

  • Memory power is increased tremendously

  • Wasteful habits die a natural death

  • Relationships become more qualitative & fulfilling

  • All work gets done with greater efficiency

  • Sleep-time requirements is reduced

  • Thought power is increased tremendously

  • Purpose of life is better understood 

 

PYRAMID MEDITATION

What is Pyramid Meditation?

Anapanasati Meditation done inside a pyramid, or underneath a pyramid, is referred to as Pyramid Meditation.

Why use Pyramids?

All earthly structures can be classified as either symmetrical or asymmetrical. Among all symmetrical structures, a Pyramid is the most stable structure, and one which receives the highest Cosmic Energy. Moreover, if a pyramid is angled according to the great Pyramids of Egypt, that is, their golden angle of inclination at 51 degrees 50 minutes then it has been observed to receive the highest amounts of Cosmic Energy. 

 

This is the reason why Pyramids are store-houses of cosmic energy. ​When any object is placed inside the Pyramid, the object receives amplified or stronger information about itself. This frequency raises the potential of the object and charges it. So in essence a pyramid is a geometric energy amplifier.

 

Benefits of using Pyramids for Meditation

  • Meditation done inside a Pyramid is three times more powerful than ordinary meditation.

  • The use of a Pyramid in meditation will accelerate the relaxation process, bringing feelings of calmness, well-being, and a more open and positive attitude. Hence pyramids are highly effective for beginners of meditation.

  • Out-of-body experiences are easily obtained when meditation is done inside a pyramid

    • Examples - Experiences of astral travel, dreams become clearer and they take the quality of a normal wakeful state, sharper visions of past life incarnations, greater amount of telepathic communication, etc

​Benefits of Pyramid Energy

  • When the Pyramid energy is absorbed regularly, the body's immunity increases significantly

  • When we drink water stored in a Pyramid for a minimum of 3 days, the cosmic energy reaches all parts of the body

  • Pyramids help to reduce the level of stress and tension in the physical body

  • Memory power and concentration improves when we use Pyramids for work or study

  • The power of our will (and what we think) increases inside a Pyramid

  • Quality of sleep and clarity of dreams improves under a Pyramid