The benefit attained from meditation is that you have clarity of thought and have the ability to make the right decisions at the right time in every situation. When you make the right decisions consistently, then you achieve all your spiritual goals, desires and objectives with minimum energy. This means that you experience the greatest splendor with minimum expenditure. There is very little or minimum wastage of time, efforts and resources. Clarity of thought therefore is the ability to do the right things the very first time and never have to repeat things. To repeat things is very costly in time, money, resources and loss of opportunities. When you achieve the things that are under your control with minimum energy, then you are contented and where there is contentment there is happiness.
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Meditation simply means the management of your thoughts. It is to have the ability to think of what you want and when you want, without interference from other thoughts. Meditation is to develop the ability to concentrate on a particular subject without being attracted and influenced by the five senses, the five vices and the five elements. Yoga, which is associated with meditation, simply means to have union or make connection with some object, subject, person or God. However, yoga is usually associated with spirituality. Yoga is to have connection and to have dialogue or sweet conversation with the divine source of inspiration, whom many call God. Meditation, therefore is a prerequisite or condition that assists spiritual seekers to have unbroken, undisturbed and continuous access with divinity and this experience is called yoga, another form of prayer.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
The generic meaning of meditation is the "healing of the mind or to take control of the mind". This is because the mind, a faculty of the soul, is very inquisitive, curious and travels with great speed. Inreality, the mind is where all the thoughts are created or generated. It is similar to an antenna where all signals are received. On theaverage while one is awake, some 25-40 thoughts per minute enter themind of which less than 10 percent are positive. The rest are idle,waste or negative.