Meditation is frequently confused with various forms of concentration. The purpose of doing concentration exercises is to focus our full and undivided attention on a specific aspect of the functioning of our mind and/or the body in order to accomplish a certain goal or develop a certain skill. Exercises such as yoga, tai-chi, breathing exercises and visualisation are all forms of concentration.

In contrast, Meditation is an exercise, aiming to prevent thoughts in a natural way, by deeply relaxing the physical body and then trying to keep the mind completely *blank* with no thoughts whatsoever. This state may be maintained for a few seconds or a few hours, depending upon your skill, which is built by experience and repetition. Purity of the mind achieved during Meditation is essential to gain access to your Higher Self. It seems that our Higher Self does not admit any impurities.

Meditation

Meditation

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a more pure form of happiness.

Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.
Usually we find it difficult to control our mind. It seems as if our mind is like a balloon in the wind – blown here and there by external circumstances. If things go well, our mind is happy, but if they go badly, it immediately becomes unhappy. For example, if we get what we want, such as a new possession or a new partner, we become excited and cling to them tightly. However, since we cannot have everything we want, and since we will inevitably be separated from the friends and possessions we currently enjoy, this mental attachment, serves only to cause us pain. On the other hand, if we do not get what we want, or if we lose something that we like, we become despondent or irritated. For example, if we are forced to work with a colleague whom we dislike, we will probably become irritated and feel aggrieved, with the result that we will be unable to work with him or her efficiently and our time at work will become stressful and unrewarding.

Such fluctuations of mood arise because we are too closely involved in the external situation. We are like a child making a sandcastle who is excited when it is first made, but who becomes upset when it is destroyed by the incoming tide. By training in meditation, we create an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind, regardless of the external circumstances. Gradually we develop mental equilibrium, a balanced mind that is happy all the time, rather than an unbalanced mind that oscillates between the extremes of excitement and despondency.
If we train in meditation systematically, eventually we will be able to eradicate from our mind the delusions that are the causes of all our problems and suffering. In this way, we will come to experience a permanent inner peace, known as *liberation* or *nirvana*. Then, day and night  we will experience only peace and happiness.

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To reach the Higher Self it is best to concentrate on the source of the *inner sound*, leading to the *inner light* – a nucleus of the Higher Self, which initially seems to be *at the other side of a long dark tunnel*. When we get sufficiently close to our Higher Self, the inner light becomes much brighter than the Sun, and when we are allowed to join it, the bliss cannot be described in any human language. To get that far, we have to achieve a complete purity of the mind during meditation, have pure intentions, and then intensively concentrate for some time on the *inner sound* and the *inner light*.

We feel that the most important role of a spiritual Mentor is to show everyone his/her individual way to the Higher Self. Then, it is up to the individual to practise and reach the Higher Self.

There are quite a few techniques for meditation – it is best to experiment until you find one that feels the most comfortable for you.  As with everything we do, there is never really a *right* method.  As we are all such totally unique beings, so too do we all have totally unique needs and preferences.  We offer a few of the methods with which you can then practise and decide for yourself what feels the best for you.  Let’s start with a simple Meditation ………

 

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