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The First Chapter of “Passage Meditation” – Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

This will not be fun. But now you always have the ability to understand other points of view. It will become a reflex. The eight points together form a complete spiritual practice for daily living, so you can benefit from your practice wherever you are, at any time.

The dawn brings freshness, renewal. Spiritual Living in a Secular World.

Passage Meditation: The Basics – Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

But most of us do from our minds. It is not helpful to be too indulgent, of course, and move at every slight discomfort, but there does come an appropriate time to make some adjustment in position. This skill in living brings beauty to your relationships. All these bodies of ours are just cars moving about — some compacts, some big sedans.

The First Chapter of “Passage Meditation”

Renewing Our Committment To make progress in meditation, you must be regular in your practice of it. Archived copy as title Pages to import images to Wikidata. My parents can share their views about God, and recommend ways for me to stay true to my faith tradition, without me getting as flustered as I have before. Those who keep thinking about their needs, their wants, their plans, their ideas, cannot help becoming lonely and insecure.


No matter what happens in meditation, never loosen your grip on the passage! In meditation, we gradually focus the mind so that when we meet a difficulty, we can cut right through the nonessentials. Easwaran explains the meaning and purpose of the mantram, describes its extraordinary power and invites us to try it out for ourselves.

Go through the words of your memorized passage slowly and silently in the mind. Some of them can dash away from a traffic light; others take a while to get going, especially in the morning.

Easwaran tells the story of Humphrey the whale and presents the spiritual life as a great adventure, encouraging us to put full effort into our meditation practice. No wonder we often feel tired and dispirited! Waves of positive emotion can also sweep over a meditator. Through them pulses the spiritual wisdom this gentle friar drew upon when he undertook the most awesome task a human being is capable of: Mere belief or theory is never enough; we must change ourselves.

A mind that is still is divine. Spiritual Fellowship with people whose companionship is elevating, and working together for a selfless goal without expecting any reward or recognition, augment and enhance the individual’s capacities. The best time for meditation is early in the morning. Your body may even try to get into the act.

Everyone bouncing along with jaunty, springing steps, grinning at the spectators, scanning the competition for an attractive face. I was not a terribly apt pupil. For one, negative emotions no longer threaten. It is lengthy and complex; you have to be alert to use it.

Soon after I came to California I went on a trip with some friends.

When I say stages, I am only approximating. For ten Monday nights, Easwaran sat atop the black veneer of the demonstration table and lectured on the ancient easwarran teachings of the Indian spiritual tradition.

Actually, it will increase. A second edition in was subtitled pasaage simple eight-point program for translating spiritual ideals into daily lifeand a third, revised edition of the book was published posthumously as Passage Meditation; Bringing the Deep Wisdom of the Heart Into Daily Life Remarkably, the love, respect, and patience I was able to foster helped me see the love, respect, and patience my parents were already trying to give me.


Your hands may be placed any way they feel comfortable. The pavement is hot. Paseage you are aware of time, a distracting element has entered. But a few have an inborn capacity to plunge deeply inward.

Where is the miracle? After a number of chugging stops and dying engines, I asked him how I was ever going to master those pedals. Why Meditate on a Passage?

What he actually had was about twenty-five minutes of pure sleep. In our minute online workshopyou can try passage meditation for five minutes without memorizing a passage first, so you can get a taste of the benefits. If you are harassed by personal anxieties, it is all the more important to have your meditation; it will release the resources you need to solve the problems at hand.

Suppose meditatkon the mind does get completely away from you. And avoid choosing passages that are negative, that take a harsh and deprecatory view of the body, of our past mistakes, or of life in the world. You are now embarking on the most extraordinary journey, the most exacting and rewarding adventure, open to a man or easwran. From my own experience, verified by the mystics of all lands, I know that in meditation we enter a new realm — or, more accurately, we enter with conscious eyes a realm that is already ours.