YOU - ONLY YOU
NOTHING ELSE EXISTS
In my Book, COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON PATANJALI YOGASUTRAS, I have indicated that , apart from the Meditations given in the book under various sutras, I will supplement with further Meditations in this Blog.
In that series, this is the third Meditation, I am prescribing for the readers.
As always, Meditation presupposes that you must sit in a reasonably quiet place, preferably alone.
If aloneness is difficult, make yourself mentally as alone as possible. If you can do this, you can do these meditations even in a running train compartment. Yes.I do such meditations wherever I am, including such places as a Bus, train or plane.
Where, and when, should you not do these meditations? Not in the kitchen while cooking, not on the dining table while eating, not while walking on a road, not while driving, not while doing any other important and serious work. This means, Meditation is an exclusive work and no other work should be done by you while meditating. There is no question of Multi tasking while doing these meditations.
I must however emphasize that cooking itself must be done like a meditation, driving itself must be done like a meditation and so on. Lord Krishna has said that Yogah Karmasu Kausalam.
And, definitely, Lord Krishna is the best person to tell us that. Do whatever you are doing extremely well and that becomes yoga and that becomes meditation.
Now, first read this Meditation well twice , understand this well and then do this. You can do this meditation daily also. I am not specifying any specific timings or even time limits.
Do it when you are mentally free and in a reasonably quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
Sit in your preferred Aasana - padmasana, sahajasana, siddhasana, or any sitting posture you feel convenient.
If you can't sit on floor, sit on a chair.
On floor, preferably sit on a yoga mat. if not, sit on any blanket in your home. Preferably use the same Yoga Mat or Blanket always for your Meditations. It is preferable , not a must.
Now, relax your body totally in your sitting posture itself.
Sit with open palms on top of your folded knees. Yes. you can put your fingers in any convenient mudra. But, for this particular Meditation, no need of a Mudra. Just keep your palms open and facing upwards.
Now, close your eyes.
With draw your senses from the world around you and totally relax them.
Now, assume, that the whole world just does not exist.
You alone exist. Nothing else does. Feel this. Experience this.
You alone EXIST. The whole world has disappeared.Nothing else exists.
You are the absolute truth. You always existed. You are existing now. You will always exist in the future.
You are the absolute consciousness. You have nothing else to know. You need nothing else. You are complete in yourself.
You are the absolute bliss. You are the repository of all joy and all happiness in the world. There is nothing more to desire.
Feel these absolute truths about you. Experience them inside you.
Focus your total, undivided attention on yourself and feel these truths about you.
All that always exists is YOU. There is nothing else.
Experience this for at least 10 minutes. If you feel comfortable, if you feel extremely comfortable, go ahead and be in it for as long as you want .
After the Meditation, after you are satisfied with it, focus your mind's attention slowly on your body and wish it all health and joy. Do this for a minute at least.
Deho devalayo prokthah. Your Body is your temple and you are the Lord inside it. Be determined to Keep your body well like a temple.
Now, slowly, with your mind's eye, survey your surroundings with calmness and joy in you.
Now, slowly open your eyes.
You can now chant this Upanishadic verse as conclusion :
Sarve Bhavanthu Sukhinah (May all be in comfort and happiness)
Sarve Santhu Niraamayaah (May all be in great health, without diseases)
Sarve Bhadrani Pasyanthu ( May all be in safety)
Maa Kaschit Duhkhabhaag bhaveth( May all be without sorrow)
Now, relax you aasana and come out of the Meditation