What is the best meditation technique?

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Namaskar. Meditation is a big thing today. It is spreading very fast. There was research in 2012 and they found out that in USA, 4% of the population, they know about meditation, maybe they had tried or heard something about meditation. The same research was done in 2018 and they found out that 14.5% know about meditation. Can you imagine? That kind of trend. It means that after 7 years, 50% of the population will know about meditation and maybe will practice meditation also. And in 50 years, everybody is going to practice meditation, just like brushing teeth. Because there is a huge demand, there is a huge supply also. There are [meditation] techniques in the market, so to say and there are some classical ones and there are some newly invented ones. Meditation by ‘John’, John has invented a new meditation, following which logic, only God knows. But ‘John’ offers you to do that meditation. And many people go for that. So how to know which technique is the best? Because technique is important. It’s just like a car, you are going for a
[rally] race and so you need to get a proper car. You need to know that your car, when it meets a river, will be able to cross that river, when going to the desert, will be able to cross that sand. So you need to find that kind of car. One criteria is to find out whether is the ‘dark side of the force’ or ‘good side of the force’. In the ancient times, these two paths were called, Vidya Tantra and Avidya Tantra. Vidya Tantra, the path of knowledge is the meditation which leads you to discover your inner self. To become self sufficient, to be independent, to become free from the addiction for the external objects. To become complete in yourself. It is introversial. Another path is Avidya, or path of ignorance. And that path is like meditation for the attraction of money, meditation to boost your sexuality, meditation to achieve your desires. There are techniques like that. I’m sure that you are aware, if you have been taking any interest in the path of meditation. For sure you have some sort of offers. So that meditation is called dark meditation. Because it increases the slavery of the mind. The mind becomes more and more addicted to the objects of desires and therefore more unhappy. So a wise person will choose the ‘good side of the force [Avidya]. So that’s one. Another one, in my opinion, meditation should be a complete one [practice]. If you meditate on your breath, just following your breath, observing your breath, it is very relaxing, calming and not so difficult. That’s why is it very appealing. It is very easy to do. But, it is not complete. You are only getting a bit of relaxation and you are getting a sort of withdrawal from the external objects, which is good. But then, that withdrawn mind has to find a new goal and go somewhere. So concentration on the Supreme Entity, on the Consciousness is not there. Therefore, that meditation is incomplete and therefore cannot satisfy you completely. Because we human beings, we aspire for infinity and nothing else can satisfy us. So the technique must be complete, it must lead to the highest goal and the highest accomplishment. But to reach that highest accomplishment, we have to develop all the muscles of our mind. So the system of meditation. Two and a half thousand years ago, Maharisi Patainjali, he defined Yoga, describing it as ‘the eight limbs’ or eight steps [Ashtaunga Yoga]. And it was not done accidentally, it was not meditation by ‘John’, for the attraction of money, that was meditation by Maharisi Patainjali, who spent years and years in the inner research. He found out, that there is something, which is called ‘Painca Kosas’, the five layers of the mind. And for the development, for the purification, for strengthening of each of those layers, one needs to practice something. So therefore eight types of practices were prescribed. And those eight practices, ideally, should be combined in one meditation technique. And if that is the case, our personality will
be developed harmoniously. It’s not like your intellect is developing, but intuition is still very immature and undeveloped. You will be very ‘smart’, so to say, but you are not wise and there is no love and there is no joy and happiness. If you develop your body and your ego grows at the same time, you like to look at yourself in the mirror, your mind still remains very extroversial, you’re not moving inwards, you’re just creating trouble for yourself. So everything has to be combined. We need to develop the body, we need to develop the intellect, we need to develop the intuition, we need to develop wisdom, we need to develop love. So the most satisfying technique is the one, which harmoniously develops all the layersof the mind. Another thing is that three approaches have to be combined. There are three Yogas; Jinana Yoga, the Yoga of knowledge, Karma Yoga, the Yoga of action and Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of love [devotion]. The knowledge Yoga, you sit and try to know yourself, make inner research through the proper technique. Karma Yoga is service to society. “Karma Brahmeti karma bahu kurviita”, Action is God. Do as many actions as possible. When you do actions in the mood of service in the flow of benevolence, that action liberates. And you discover so many things. And then, the Yoga of Love [devotion] makes you happy. When you fall in love with the Cause of all causes, with the Infinite Cosmic Entity, you feel happiness, it creates inner happiness. So all these three approaches, plus the eight limbs of yoga, have to be combined in one technique. So with that understanding, we are making Meditation Steps. There are many lessons, personal lessons, which can only be received by personal instruction. But even with the basic lesson, where we teach openly, on the YouTube platform, even there, we try to maintain the eight limbs of yoga. Yama & Niyama, Asanas, Pranayama, because your breathing becomes very calm when you meditate, Pratyahara, withdrawal of the mind, Dharana, concentration and focus, Dhyana, deep penetration in the ideational flow of the mantra and Samadhi is also there. So, I advise very much to chose a proper technique and go with that. Invest your time there, don’t invest time to some kind of half meditation. If you still don’t know how to meditate, you can check the link below. meditationsteps.org is our learning site, where you go step by step and learn different things that help you to meditate. Or you can just check the video, which explains the basic lesson of meditation. I wish you the best of luck with your practice and [hope that you] develop all the aspects of your personality and become a beautiful and complete person. Thank you. Namaskar

 

26 Responses

  1. Graduate Butterflies

    October 27, 2019 7:04 pm

    Thank You so much,your guidance is always very encouraging and subtle and easy to digest,be blessed,Namaskar🙏

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  2. Antonio Domene

    October 27, 2019 7:30 pm

    Mindfulness is the best meditation technique for 99% of laypersons the other 1% is for people like you : Yoguis, Monks. etc..etc… ( sitting meditation )

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  3. Big Body Slim

    October 27, 2019 7:38 pm

    Much love, Dada. This is an immense problem for proportions of meditators, even well-practiced folk. By extension, there is meditation to create DMT, meditation to touch infinite awareness, meditation to expand your boundaries of sensation, meditations that dabble in esoteric phenomena like astral projection and warging. But many go into their sits without a clear goal of what they want to achieve, so they end up doing 10 different practices UNKNOWINGLY at once thinking they're doing one kind. When effort is thrown across the map, it only works to confuse the individual more.

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  4. Leila Sunshine

    October 27, 2019 8:05 pm

    This teacher is changing all your life now… Your past, your future,your presence….if you watch him every day peace will come in your house.. 🙏

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  5. Terje Rendalsvik

    October 27, 2019 11:05 pm

    I still would like to have personal lesson with you to learn your meditation properly! Could you take contact? 😀

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  6. Umakant Gairola

    October 28, 2019 12:30 am

    Namaskar Dada . But Dr. Bruce . . Lipton , an imminent biologist in ""Biology of Belief "" says that changes can be brought in physici-psychic level only by receiving through deep hypnotic suggestions or repetition . There is no other way to vibrate 50 trillion cell of human structure .

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  7. Russ Hall

    October 28, 2019 3:23 am

    As I studied Buddhism, I would say mindfulness, as you learn to accept things as they are and to let go. The practice of non – attachment is central, even when I'm not meditating. In addition to that, loving kindness is also one I practice occasionally

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  8. nikoa apostolopoulos

    October 28, 2019 8:12 am

    thanks data …i am doing maditation about 2 years and my instincts becomes more strong i think …i have more ideas of doing things like going to the beach often even the summer past or doing more activities …i am doing different style techniques of meditation as experiments like standing squat sitting on the ground with closed ayes still about an our or more … or sitting on a chair …mantra meditation … breathing maditation … guide meditation etc … i olso having the ideas of what or how am i …. which i think is … i am a infinite plasma of connected soup of everything ..i am the reflection of you and you are the reflection of my self and if i am healthy and fine with good energy the i becomes the doctor of healing you … the ego mind the thoughts is something that relaxing my from focus but the problem is that trying to have illusions and makes me to be out of time …and the time is only now without past and future … some times olso threw ego thoughts we make decisions wich might be good or bad so with meditation helps to be better with this decisions and as more less decisions with more simple life without having more things or wanting more things makes the life more easy … to be in nature is a nice way to escape from temptations and decisions by expanding the vibration of good energy …also careful what you are eating and drinking becuse the next thoughts is coming and your energy deepens on that too … escape from meats ancohol or junk food that you think it makes you enjoy because your next thoughts comes with more wills and temptations …with meditations you also practice on patience end joy of stillness and living the present moments of time ..then you are more alive … etc …. as a thought i say these … namate with peace and love every one and every one is 1 one

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  9. Nicolas Laurent

    October 28, 2019 1:38 pm

    All the best for you also dear dada and congratulation for this complete and lovely video. You look so great, a real pleasure to see you.Thank you very much for your work and the goodness you share. Namaskar !

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  10. J E.

    October 29, 2019 2:19 pm

    The more I learn about the different techniques of meditation the more I understand that one pointed concentration is Paramount to attain different states of samadhi. Through absorption of the chosen object. Then maintaining a state of mindfull awareness throughout the day, of actions of thoughts and words.. meditation is not just fine by sitting it is an all day everyday affair.. at least that's the opinion I have gathered through study of different cultures and teachers.. thank you dada your teachings are superb.

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  11. Shambhu The Eternal

    October 30, 2019 7:59 am

    Today I saw a picture of protesters in Jordan protesting against the PM by sitting in Meditation posture ..I was stunned ..I am from India ..And this picture was saying a lot of things …..From last 3000 years everybody forgot Meditation in the world except India but In India also general population knew about it but they did not practice , but now it is resurgence of Spirituality in the world ..Higher beings have now taken charge ..

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  12. Shambhu The Eternal

    October 30, 2019 8:00 am

    You are amazing ..You focus one the personality traits also ..Like love , unselfish , shedding ego , anger , greed , jealousy … Namaskaram…🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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