True Meditation – Video Transcript
Sharing the utterance of his own Guru, Sadguru Kedarji shares with us that the path to the experience of indescribable joy, peace and love without distinctions from moment-to-moment can only be realized by the Grace and instruction of a Sadguru; one who has been thoroughly and severely tested by his own Guru.
And this is vital so that we students can be tested in such a way that we know, without a doubt, where we are really at and what we need to continue to address to improve in retracing our steps back to God.
This is akin to someone who wants to become really good at athletics, science, or the performing arts, seeking out an experienced, qualified master or teacher who has attained the full benefit of the training that person is seeking.
More and more people today are seeking peace. They are seeking answers to life’s questions. Whatever you are seeking, you can certainly find a spiritual teacher to help you attain it. Spiritual teachers are in abundance today, especially those teaching meditation.
Meditation has become a very popular tool to help relieve stress, balance the body, mind and spirit. But we have been fed methods and definitions of meditation that only suit the needs of the teacher; a teacher who has not been tested by a Master; a teacher who has not yet attained the state that they are attempting to lead others to.
This path to peace and happiness that we all seek is too subtle for an ordinary teacher to show us; it’s too subtle for us to glean from watching a few videos on YouTube about meditation or reading some books on spirituality. These things can give us a limited, intellectual knowledge of spirituality and meditation, but they can’t deliver the direct experience of what true meditation really is.
To go beyond this ordinary meditation experience, we need the help of a Living Master; we need a Sadguru. Only a Sadguru can transmit the Grace that supports our journey to inner meditation. So, what is true meditation? What is the experience that we should be seeking?
True meditation is inner meditation; meditation on the Self or the Supreme Principle which we all are. It is a state that is beyond the mind and the senses. True meditation is a state of awareness that is imbued with the Master’s Grace and the Grace of our own self-effort at letting go of all that we are not, so that we can experience the perfection, the Divinity that is within us, that we are and always will be.
True meditation is a state of constant awareness in which we are prepared to be erased by the power and the Grace inherent in the direct awareness of who we really are. We can experience these states by engaging in the proved methods and the centuries-old practices offered by the Sadguru that attract the kind of Grace that dissolves the restless mind and destroys the ego-idea in the Bliss of the Self.
Sadguru Kedarji is not just an ordinary teacher. The Grace inherent in his instructions lead us in such a way that we naturally and spontaneously begin to have the direct experience of that which is beyond the mind and the senses. And in this way, true meditation begins to dawn within us as we stop associating meditation with any state that is connected to objects, people, places, things, limiting desires and cravings, or opinions and beliefs.
True meditation is not meditation in which we are talked into an altered state; it’s not repeating affirmations or engaging in hypnosis. True meditation is not thinking fondly of our loved ones or visualizing our “happy place.” It’s not focusing in on our feelings or using an object, like a crystal, to invoke higher states of awareness. True meditation has absolutely nothing to do with engaging in sense or sensual activities, sex, or indulging in our fantasies.
In order for meditation to be true, we must lose ourselves so completely in the Bliss of the Self; we must go beyond the mind and the senses. True meditation also extends beyond the sitting meditation experience. The goal of true meditation is to take the experience of the Bliss of the Self, and this awareness of the Supreme Intelligence, you take it with you as you go about your daily life.
While walking, talking, working, whatever mundane life activity you find yourself in, you should be experiencing the Bliss of the Self. And this is easily obtained by the Grace of our own self-effort and allowing the Grace of the Sadguru, that is inherent in his instructions for the practice, to secure this state within us.
In order for meditation to be true, we must lose ourselves so completely in the state of supreme awareness of the Supreme Intelligence, that there is nothing left and nothing that we hold dear but indescribable joy and the Love of God, which we come to love drowning in. This is true meditation, and this is the experience that we should be seeking.