It is the stoppage of mind to come into contact with the Being. One has to sit at least three times a day for twenty minutes each and may adopt any process of meditation.
Benefits of meditation
- Ego will disappear.
- Reduction of mental tension, resentment, hatred, and jealousy etc.
- Elevation of consciousness.
- Health is improved as
(a) quality of juices like bile, pancreatic and gastric etc. shall improve.
(b) digestion, assimilation, and elimination would become better.
Thus Tap-Seva-Sumiran is a fool-proof method for the achievement of integrated development of the body, mind, and soul.
All the aspirants (sadhaks) of the International Association for Scientific Spiritualism are practicing this philosophy under the divine guidance of Rev. ‘Yogi Ji’.
Scientific research has proved the authenticity of this philosophy.
The Law of Meditation is your spiritual connection with God where you go to that secret place inside yourself to meet directly with Him.
In order to have a clear understanding of this law it is first necessary to realize that Divinity (God) resides inside your body and is an infinite reservoir of health, energy, happiness, knowledge and love and that if disease is manifested it is because your divine perfect health is covered by impurities.
Health is a part of God and God resides inside each and every being…not outside in some mystical cloud. Therefore to have good health, impurities in the body must be removed and neutralized. Coming in contact with the source of perfect health through meditation is one of the steps in removing these impurities. The other steps are being described in this column – Divine Laws for Attaining Perfect Health. These steps work in conjunction with each other, not individually.
As preventive medicine is on the rise, especially in the western countries, more and more physicians are recommending meditation. When time is spent with God in pure silence something magical happens and diseases as well as unwanted habits such as smoking or over eating disappear. To medical science this may be new, but in the Holy books since the beginning of time, God has been instructing his people to pray and meditate.
It has been proven by medical research that peace of mind achieved through meditation reduces stress and depression on the emotional plane – then one becomes happier and the digestive juices are no longer poisonous – thus the body is not spoiled. In addition, anger and fear, which produces various types of diseases in the body, are reduced.
Have you ever wondered why some individuals who meditate are in bad health? The answer is very clear. It is because they are unaware of all the Divine Laws for Attaining Perfect Health. They may meditate, but if they continually fill their bodies with the wrong types of food, health may not appear as promised. In addition, they may not be aware of or following all the laws, which must be put into practice together for optimum results.
Some call time spent in meditation the path to God or Self realization, but the plain truth, regardless of the name given, is that God and you are one – Christ recognized this truth when he stated in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” Then later in John 10:38 he said, “…that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I in the Father.”
Lord Krishna, in the Bhagavad Gita, is telling Arjuna in Chapter 9:29:
SAMO’HAM SARVABHUTESU NA ME DVESYO’SIT NA PRIYAH
YE BHAJANTI TU MAM BHAKTYA MAYI TE TESU C’APY AHAM //29//
“I am the same towards all beings. None is hateful, and none dear to Me. But those who worship Me with devotion, dwell in Me and I too dwell in them.”
To further substantiate that you and God are one, in Luke 17:20-21 when replying to a question about the kingdom of God Christ said, “The Kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” Therefore, to spend time with God you must go within to pray and meditate.
Ancient holy rishis of India realized the secret of the search within and found that God realization is possible only by directing their focus within. Thus they developed a system of meditation and conveyed its secrets to us in the Holy Vedas. In the Bhagavad Gita in Chapter 6:13-15 Lord Krishna tells Arjuna a way to meditate:
SAMAM KAYA-SIRO-GRIVAIN DHARAYANN ACALAM STHIRAH
SAMPREKSYA NASIK AGRAM SVM DISAS C’ANAVALOKAYAN //13//
PRASANT ATMA VIGATA-BHI BRAMACARIVRATE STHITAH
MANAH SAMYAMYA MACCITTO YUKTA ASITA MATPARAH //14//
YUNJANN EVAM SADA TMANAM YOGI NIYATA-MANASAH
SANTIM NIRVANA-PARAMAN MAT-SAMSTHAM ADHIGACCHATI //15//
“Holding the body, head and neck erect, motionless and firm, gazing at the tip of the nose and not round about, fearless, serene, restrained in mind and established in the vow of continence, he should sit in spiritual communion with Me, looking upon Me as his highest and most precious end.
“With the mind restrained from going outward to objects and always uniting with the Supreme in spiritual communion, the Yogi attains Peace, which is supreme salvation and enduring establishment in My state.”
If you want peace, health, vitality, etc. in your life, you must sit aside at least two times a day to spend with God in silence. The most auspicious time to meditate is very early in the morning between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 am. However, if this time is not possible, it is best to schedule your morning meditation as early as is convenient with a second time in the evening. As you progress, then add a third time in the middle of the day.
If you are new to meditation, start with 15 minutes at each sitting, gradually increasing the time to beyond 30 minutes. Two books suggested for reading on meditation published by us are Divine Cure and Science of Meditation.