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    How To Start Meditation ?

    This Is Hari From Kanchipuram - Tamilnadu

    When I Try To Sit In Some Place To Start Meditation After Few Minutes My Eyes Opens Automatically So I Cant Able To Continue ...

    Can Some One Tell Me / Guide Me / Teach Me How To Start Please

    Please Explain Me Step By Step Clearly

    How To Sit , What Mantra Should I Tell This

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    Re: How To Start Meditation ?

    I suffer from the same thing, as of now my solution is to just sit down at the sound of a good mantra and dedicate sometime to feel it and perhaps recite back, not strictly introspective meditation, but it's gotta start somewhere, right?


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    Re: How To Start Meditation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hari4u2 View Post
    How To Start Meditation ?

    This Is Hari From Kanchipuram - Tamilnadu

    When I Try To Sit In Some Place To Start Meditation After Few Minutes My Eyes Opens Automatically So I Cant Able To Continue ...

    Can Some One Tell Me / Guide Me / Teach Me How To Start Please

    Please Explain Me Step By Step Clearly

    How To Sit , What Mantra Should I Tell This

    Waiting For Your Reply




    Vannakkam hari: Certainly there would be some resources where you live. Wouldn't Ramana Ashram in Tiruvanammalai offer some introductory courses? maybe the Kanch I Peetham does. i think you should try looking around a bit there.

    Aum Namasivaya

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    Re: How To Start Meditation ?

    I like to share my experience with you. We people can not start Meditation straightway. we need to start chanting first. We have many mantra but we need to prove our purity to chant those mantra. So we need prove our patrata. Depending on our spiritual level we can select mantra for chanting. slowly slowly we can make progress. Do not give any importance to person vision or experiences. Pray to GOD Shree Ganesh before you start.

    Chanting is the first step for mediation. You need chant a mantra which you have Nistha with. Be patience and consistent with your chanting ( I say chanting and not meditation). With that said, your acharan also needs to be Satvik. For beginners, mood is very much necessary, so try to get some mood first, ead good food, behave satvik. Listen to religious music. do not despair if you cant do. For beginners quite environment is very much necessary, like puja room. Try to sit firm. Start with verbal chanting, then slowly slowly you will get experience and you yourself find the way.

    I do chanting with help of this website,
    http://www.spiritualresearchfoundati...ctice/chanting

    This website has events also, so you will be able to talk with someone from the website.

    West has made Meditation so easy, but it is not that easy.
    Meditation is not that easy with so many desires we have, like sex, greed, and maya ( kids, grand kids, get to gathers, parties, movies, clubs, drinking). Do not try to control/suppress your senses as it may prove rebellion in longrun. Let concentration comes natural way. So there are so many disturbances in the way of Meditation. When we over come all these, may be we can get to the state of Meditation and through Meditation we can get to the state of Sadhana/Dhyan.


    Here is another book, I am reading it presently.
    Meditation and its Practices by Swami Adiswarananda -
    ISBN # 1-893361-83-753495
    90781893-361836

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    Re: How To Start Meditation ?

    hari o
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    namast hari4u2
    How To Start Meditation ?

    Let me ask a few questions before offering some simple ideas...
    • Do you have a teacher, an instructor?
    • How did you learn of what you are doing now, that your eyes are opening ? That is, what technique are you practicing?
    • What do you believe meditation entails?
    • Are you in a quiet spot? Can you have some semblance of silence?
    • Do you have the proper time to meditate ?
    • Your age?

    praṇām



    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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    Namaste,

    I'm unable concentrate for long because my mind jumps from thought to thought like an ape It's really frustrating.

    OM
    यस्मिन् सर्वाणि भूतान्यात्मैवाभूद्विजानत:।
    तत्र को मोह: क: शोक एकत्वमनुपश्यत:॥ ७॥



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    Re: How To Start Meditation ?

    What's so bad about meditating with eyes open? Looking at a candle flame for instance and becoming one with it, or perhaps a picture of your ishta. Just a suggestion. Many roads, same destination.

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    Hi Mr Yajvan

    I Dont Have Teacher

    One Of My Friends Cousin ( Vellore ) Has Reached Sithar Level By Doing Meditation But I Cant Able To Contact Him. My Friend Told Me To Start Meditation

    Thats Y Am Asking Advice To Start Meditation , I Dont Know How To Start What To Do

    And The Place Where Am Sitting Is Not Quite

    Some Time I Go To Sarguru Jeeva Samathi In Kanchi Its A Quite Place To Start Meditation
    When I Sit There And Started Focusing Sarguru Pics I Can Continue WithOut Closing Eyes

    My Age Is 28, Married And Have A 1 1/2 Age Kid

    Dont Have Proper Time To Meditate

    Quote Originally Posted by yajvan View Post
    hari o
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    namast hari4u2


    Let me ask a few questions before offering some simple ideas...
    • Do you have a teacher, an instructor?
    • How did you learn of what you are doing now, that your eyes are opening ? That is, what technique are you practicing?
    • What do you believe meditation entails?
    • Are you in a quiet spot? Can you have some semblance of silence?
    • Do you have the proper time to meditate ?
    • Your age?
    praṇām




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    Hi Smith

    May Be You Are Correct
    But My Problem Is Which Way Is Correct Some Doubts
    Quote Originally Posted by c.smith View Post
    What's so bad about meditating with eyes open? Looking at a candle flame for instance and becoming one with it, or perhaps a picture of your ishta. Just a suggestion. Many roads, same destination.

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    Re: How To Start Meditation ?

    namaste Hari,

    It seems to me that you can be benefited by checking the guidelines in this link:
    http://www.swamij.com/index-yoga-med...meditation.htm
    रत्नाकरधौतपदां हिमालयकिरीटिनीम् ।
    ब्रह्मराजर्षिररत्नाढ्यां वन्दे भारतमातरम् ॥

    To her whose feet are washed by the ocean, who wears the Himalayas as her crown, and is adorned with the gems of rishis and kings, to Mother India, do I bow down in respect.

    --viShNu purANam

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