[AI] please read it

niranjanraj urs niranjanursb at gmail.com
Tue Apr 27 03:45:34 EDT 2010

Dear Friends,
Namasthee all. Yes, in the narrowest sense, this topic may not fit
into AI forum . But leave your prejudice and look with a broader
outlook. I am sure you will agree with me then that meditation is the
truest tool that will give richest access to one's mind ie self

On 4/26/10, surendra <sktm11 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear members of this group.
> I want to suggest you that all of you must read this message. It may bring
> some changes in your life.
> Meditation. One of the most powerful techniques of bringing one's mind to
> rest, of getting tuned to the universe, and of bringing out the complete
> potential of the great human mind. Meditation is one of the most under-used
> techniques in the world. It is something that everyone should be doing, and
> yet but a handful do. What a pity!
> Unfortunately it is so commonly related to 'spirituality', that people shy
> away from it. Of those who don't, many tell me that they don't meditate
> because they can't clear their mind of thoughts.
> You don't have to be spiritual, to meditate. You don't have to have a
> complete control of your mind to meditate. You just have to be human.
> Meditation is the process of eliminating thoughts, not vice versa.
> Meditation helps you get a better hold over the whims and fancies of your
> mind. In other words, it helps you control your mind instead of your mind
> controlling you, as is often the case.
> So how can you maditate? There are several techniques. The most effective is
> to simply stop thinking - or if you aren't able to do that, start
> 'observing' your thoughts, as if it was someone else's mind and you were
> just an observer. Eventually you will just stop thinking.
> Another very powerful technique is to concentrate completely on your breath.
> Don't control - just watch your breath. Focus all your senses on it, and
> think of nothing else. Usually when you do this, you will find that your
> breath slowly starts getting shorter and eventually comes to a stop. Here
> you will reach a thoughtless state, which is very, very powerful.
> A simpler technique is to imagine some object and think of nothing else. It
> could be a flame, or your third eye, or anything else, for that matter. A
> friend I knew, would imagine that she is running towards the sun forever.
> Yet another method is to light up a candle and stare at it without blinking
> until your eyes start watering. This is also a form of yoga, and you are so
> caught up not trying to blink, that you simply cannot think of anything
> else.
> If you are trying these techniques for meditation, I'd prefer that you start
> from the first method and switch to the next if you find it tough, and so
> on. Because the first technique is the most powerful, the next a little
> less, and so on. Start from the first and move downwards, and see which one
> suits you best.
> Everyone who meditates encounters thoughts. So if you find yourself thinking
> too much when you meditate, relax, it happens. Over a period of months,
> you'll find it reducing, and eventually you'll be able to reach that
> thought-less state much more easily.
> Doctor S K Tripathi,
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