Meditate on the SELF
Always have the meaning and purpose of life
in view. And experience that purpose and that meaning. You
are That; that is the truth. You and the Universal are One;
you and the Absolute are One; you and the Eternal are One.
You are not the Individual, the Particular, the Temporary.
Feel this, know this. Act in conformity with this. Someone
came to Ramanamaharshi and asked him thus, “Swaami!
I have been doing intense dhyaana
for the last 18 years; but I have failed to realise the Ideal
on which my dhyaana is concentrated.
How many more years should I continue thus?” Ramana
answered, “It is not a question of a certain number
of years. You have to continue dhyaana,
until the awareness that you are doing dhyaana
disappears.” Forget the ego. Let it melt and merge,
with all its layers of consciousness.
are some who, while meditating, strike at the mosquitoes that
pester them! No, immerse yourselves in dhyaanam
until you transcend all physical and mental urges and impulses.
Vaalmeeki was covered by the anthill that grew over him, people
discovered him by the sound of Raama-naama
that emanated from that mound. Ignore the deha
(body) so that you may discover the dehi
(indweller). Do not get engrossed in outer finery but delve
deep and discover the inner splendour.
What does the saadhana of ignoring
the body imply? It means turning aside the temptations of
the senses, the overcoming of the six enemies: desire, anger,
greed, attachment, pride and malice (kaama,
krodha, lobha, moha, madha and maatsarya).
Anger turns a man into a drunken brute. The other impulses
are equally vicious. Seek only salutary karma.
Eat only saathwik food, food
that will not disturb the equanimity you earn through your
saadhana. Do not break the even tenor of your spiritual practice.
You can be really healthy and happy, only when you are immersed
in the Universal. If you are in Aathma
thatwa (essential nature of the Self), you will be
fresh, happy and healthy. When you separate and feel that
you are in deha thatwa (principle
of body), you start declining.