Science of Meditation
Meditation is the greatest gift which can be given by ourÃ‚Â own efforts to our own lives. It enables everyone to become one with the universal consciousness. We emerge from eternity to enjoy a brief journey of birth,Ã‚Â growth and death. To understand and make sense of thisÃ‚Â journey, we have the Science of Meditation to help us.
Meditation, when approached like a science becomesÃ‚Â easier to practice. There are three grand happenings inÃ‚Â the practice of Meditation.
The First Grand Happening:
Ã¢Â€ÂœWhen we are with the simple, normal, easy, naturalÃ‚Â flow of the breath, our mind becomes ratherÃ‚Â empty.Ã¢Â€Â
Meditation is silencing the ceaseless chatter of ourÃ‚Â fidgety mind. This path, begins when we focus on theÃ‚Â breath. When mind is with the breath it becomesÃ‚Â uncluttered and empty. The mind also has to lose all itsÃ‚Â unscientific, socio-religious, mental images andÃ‚Â meaningless props. So chanting of any mantra doesn’tÃ‚Â play any role in meditation.
We simply have to attune ourselves to our natural andÃ‚Â normal breath. Once we are in tune with our breath, byÃ‚Â and by the mind becomes less tense and less dense andÃ‚Â sooner than later, it becomes rather empty. Osho veryÃ‚Â correctly says, Ã¢Â€ÂœDon’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’tÃ‚Â knock, don’t demand Ã¢Â€Â“ relax. If you relax, it comes. IfÃ‚Â you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating withÃ‚Â it.Ã¢Â€Â
Breath is the ambassador of pure consciousness in theÃ‚Â human body. It is an incessant happening. Breath doesÃ‚Â not age. It can be experienced. Breath can be very easilyÃ‚Â attuned to. And being with the breath quietens allÃ‚Â thoughts.
The Second Grand Happening:
Ã¢Â€ÂœWhen the mind is rather empty, huge amounts ofÃ‚Â cosmic energy floods into the physical body.Ã¢Â€ÂÃ‚Â A disorderly and cluttered mind doesn’t allow cosmicÃ‚Â energy to enter into the body system. When the mind isÃ‚Â like a forest, cosmic energy is not allowed to seep intoÃ‚Â the physical body. A ‘jungle-like mind’ is impermeable.Ã‚Â However, when all the clutter and confusion is removed,Ã‚Â universal energy of the cosmos can easily flood ourÃ‚Â bodies.
Meditation is the one and only process of clearing ourÃ‚Â minds littered with endless thoughts. And, the way aheadÃ‚Â is guided by our own breath.
The Third Grand Happening:
Ã¢Â€ÂœWhen sufficient amount of cosmic energy entersÃ‚Â the physical body, the result is a reasonable amountÃ‚Â of activation of the Third-E ye experience.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€Â˜Third-Eye’ activation is an experiential journey. It canÃ‚Â be best explained in words as activation of our extraÃ‚Â sensory perceptions. Before any ‘Third-Eye’ experience,Ã‚Â the physical body needs to be drenched with cosmicÃ‚Â energy. When the body is saturated with cosmic energy,Ã‚Â any black patches (which block the energy) in the ethericÃ‚Â body are dissolved and our soul’s potential graduallyÃ‚Â becomes kinetic. The Science of Meditation is the trueÃ‚Â science of energy maximization. It shows us theÃ‚Â technique of tapping into the unlimited supply ofÃ‚Â cosmic energy that surrounds us.
The Soul has endless potential, and infinite capacity.Ã‚Â However, all that remains dry and barren as long as weÃ‚Â don’t awaken it through our meditation. MeditationÃ‚Â culminates in the activation of our Ã¢Â€Â˜inner senseÃ¢Â€Â™ or the Ã¢Â€Â˜Third-EyeÃ¢Â€Â™. Most importantly, meditation leads to ourÃ‚Â Soul Consciousness. It puts us back in touch with whoÃ‚Â we actually are Ã¢Â€Â“ not mere physical bodies but anÃ‚Â intelligent part of the universal consciousness calledÃ‚Â ‘souls’.
In case of a normal man, this Soul Consciousness seemsÃ‚Â lost. The good news is, anyone can have it back, atÃ‚Â anytime of their choosing, and experience the trueÃ‚Â dimension of a ‘being’ that has the power to connectÃ‚Â with the cosmic consciousness. The Science ofÃ‚Â Meditation points to the pathway of gaining this powerÃ‚Â in a simple straightforward manner. It is the true unifyingÃ‚Â science that can guide one fittingly in the mysticalÃ‚Â journey of life.
To practice breath meditation, any comfortable sitting posture can be taken.Ã‚Â Hands should be claspedÃ‚Â and eyes should be closedÃ‚Â to cut off the eighty percent of constant stimulation toÃ‚Â our brain. The crux of the matter is to resist the routineÃ‚Â wanderings of the mind. Thoughts should be broughtÃ‚Â to a halt, as and when they keep arising. As we meditate,Ã‚Â newer vistas of profound experiences enfold us and weÃ‚Â reconnect with the universal consciousness. It is anÃ‚Â opening to a world of wonders waiting to beÃ‚Â encountered.Ã‚Â It is fitting to wrap this article with a quote from theÃ‚Â Master of Anapanasati Meditation Ã¢Â€Â“ Buddha, who says,Ã‚Â Ã¢Â€ÂœMeditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leavesÃ‚Â ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and whatÃ‚Â holds you back, and choose the path that leads toÃ‚Â wisdom.Ã¢Â€Â