Start with meditation, and things
will go on growing in you -- silence, serenity, blissfulness,
sensitivity. And whatever comes out of meditation, try to bring
it out in life. Share it, because
everything shared grows fast. And when you have reached the
point of death, you will know
there is no death. You can say
goodbye, there is no need for any tears of sadness -- maybe
tears of joy, but not of sadness. But you have to begin from
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless
– like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the
put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a
teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash.
Be water, my friend.
The first thing to realise in meditation is
that there is no authority, that the mind must be completely free to
examine, to observe, to learn. And so there is no following, no
accepting, no obedience.
I have brought myself, by long meditation,
to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must
accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even
existence upon its fulfillment.
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts
in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification,
knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
If someone is determined to reach
enlightenment, what is the most essential method he can practice? The
most essential method, which includes all other methods, is beholding
the mind... More
Meditation is such a more substantial
reality than what we normally take to be reality.
Meditation is painful in the beginning but
it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
Meditating is harnessing your brain power and if you focus that energy
on the problems you encounter – and every
creative venture encounters problems – you'll
solve them. Meditate, go for a long walk or take a hot bath. Give your
mind a problem to solve and give it the room to do so, and it will.
That's how I came up with the title Chicken Soup for the Soul...
The Gāyatrī Mantra is a
highly revered mantra, based on a Vedic Sanskrit
verse from a hymn of the Rigveda, attributed to the
The mantra is named for
its vedic gāyatrī metre. As the verse invokes the
deva Savitr, it is also called Sāvitrī Its
recitation is traditionally preceded by om and the
formula bhūr bhuvah svah, known as the mahāvyāhrti
The Gayatri Mantra is repeated and cited very widely
in vedic literature, and praised in several
classical Hindu texts such the Bhagavad Gita. In
traditional Brahmin practice the Gayatri Mantra (Savitri
mantra) is addressed to God as the divine
life-giver, symbolized by Savitr (the sun), and is
most often recited at sunrise and sunset. It is
believed that reciting the mantra bestows wisdom and
enlightenment, through the vehicle of the Sun, who
represents the source and inspiration of the