Meditation, Confession, Recycling
Re: Regarding meditation. What are the effects? My question is What are the most practical values of a successful practice of meditation in your experience? Is it clearing trauma? Clearing frustration? When you see images during conscious sleep, does that indicate healing of trauma? I have experienced this. So what are your ideas of the actual value of the “light within the darkness”? Is it just emotional? Or does meditation deal with the physical body also? Like less breakdown of the physical cells.
Meditation is many things to many people.
Frankly, although I’ve taught courses in meditation, e.g., Meditation: A Shopper’s Guide (at St. Thomas University in Houston), I don’t like to meditate.
I prefer sex, drugs, and rock & roll (although I gave up LSD decades ago).
Regarding meditation being many things to many people, let’s take the polar difference between Yoga Meditation and Zen Meditation.
When an ordinary person (whatever that is) walks into a room and hears a clock ticking, it soon fades into the background unless someone asks, “What time is it?”
Yoga Meditation is about transcendence, so the Yogi blocks the clock out completely from start to finish.
Zen Meditation is about imminence, so the Zen practitioner hears the clock from start to finish.
Multiply these two basic differences by the hundreds, and you have many variations on a theme.
My foremost interest in Meditation (although I’m tempted by the psychic powers it undeniably bestows) is to create a Diamond Body and live forever.
Yeah, fat chance of a rube like me winning what Swami Nitty-Gritty called the “Spiritual Oscar,” but I bought my ticket to becoming a “Pillar in the House of the Lord” shortly after being Initiated.
Why stop at Chicago when you can go all the way to New York?
“If you go an inch, it’s better than a trip around the world,” so Chicago, and even Omaha, are tempting.
Yes, the kind of Meditation I’m stoked on not only prevents the breakdown of the cells (courtesy of synchronized delta brain waves), but regenerates the cells as well (thanks to synchronized omega brain waves).
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) taught …
“Structure is first. Meditation, confession, and Recycling are modalities.”
According to Adano, the “light within the darkness” is there to mislead us.
When we die, we go towards the Light (Jot), only to find out it’s a bug zapper, and the Sound (Naranjan) knocks us back into our physical body for yet another spin on The Wheel of 84 (the 8,400,000 general species of material bodies).
Hence the power of the mantra, Jot Naranjan, one of the Five Holy Names of Surat Shabd Yoga (the Path of Light and Sound).
Visible light (390 to 750 nanometers at best) disappears after leaving the “Fourth Realm.”
The Void (Sunn) and Great Void (Maha Sunn) are darker than the Black Holes of Space.
At least that’s what I’m told.