Awakening the Light within you

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Meditation is a magnificent power. With meditation, you gain the desire to serve and the ability to attain; you develop compassion, fearlessness, divine wisdom, renunciation, love, and freedom from the cycle of births and deaths. Meditation allows us to meet with the King of our spirit.

To meditate is to become deeply silent, to keep listening, listening, listening to God. To listen is to become lost in God, perceiving God in all of Creation. Then one is merged with the Great Reality. No worldly pleasure can compare with the sweetness of this communion.

There are many yogic postures and methods of meditation, but even by practicing them you cannot attain God unless you feel the longing of love. God is Love, and God is too great for any method. It is God who pulls us to meditate, and it is God who teaches us how to love Him.

The only method of meditation that works is to offer God constant love. At first, continually focus all your scattered attention on the way your religion teaches. And because it is the nature of the mind to wander, you can concentrate on God by repeating God’s Name (Naam Simran for Sikhs). The energy which is scattered among all your weaknesses will be collected; negative thoughts will disappear and truth will be revealed in your mind.

The more you meditate, bringing your attention back again and again, the sooner it will return to its Home. Once it comes back Home, it will listen and it will rest. Then there will be only peace. Begin like this, and then God will show you the way. Make no demands, except for one: “Oh God, make me as You want me to be.”

Early in the morning, when you first arise (at Amritvela), thank God and do a little bit of meditation and do your Nitnem. Go deep inside, concentrating all your awareness on God. Then the whole day your mind will be concentrating on God; nothing will bother you. As you love God and practice meditation, your weaknesses and bad habits will be driven out, and love and truth will be revealed, as if dust were being cleaned from a mirror.

In deep meditation, your awareness of yourself ceases. You are unaware of the passing of time, and you do not become tired. Your breathing becomes very light. People may be beating drums or shouting around you, but you will not hear anything. Your soul rises above the body; it maintains just enough connection to keep you alive.

Over time, very gradually, the inner light, divine wisdom, vision, and truth will awaken in you. Your Isht will enter your heart and start loving and talking to you. As the Sikh Gurus say, “Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry, and sometimes you become silent, but you care for no one except God.” You will become detached from worldly things, for you are always connected with the Truth. You will not care if people are looking at you or laughing at you, for you are looking only at God, absorbed in the bliss of God’s Love.

As you continually look toward God, your state of mind will keep changing. Eventually your Isht will disappear, and you will see only God everywhere. You will recognize that everything is happening according to God’s orders. God will speak to you in the form of Light and be visible everywhere as Light.

Then you will not need to sit in meditation with your eyes closed in order to be aware of God. You will be united with God at all times. Whether you are walking, eating, or talking to someone, you wil truly feel, “Tohi mohi, mohi Tohi” (“You are me and I am You”). You will remain in the world, doing your worldly duties, and you will be always happy.

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3 Comments

  1. Navjit Kaur said,

    June 28, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    Waheguru JI Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
    Indeed a very influential post, true it is that we try to follow people to teach us to perform yoga so as to concerntrate well, but like you said it has to come out of love, if there is no love there can be no bond, meditation is all about creating a bond between the (wife)soul and (Husband) GOD.
    Seriously need to start meditation at Amritvella.

  2. harpreet said,

    January 15, 2008 at 7:29 am

    A beautiful write up.! Congrats and keep on adding.

  3. January 15, 2008 at 7:33 am

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