Meditation
   
   
     
   

A voice spoke within me telling me to remind everyone of his own true nature by letting the words "Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum" be heard by one and all.

 
- Swami Shyam
   
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The Technique of Meditation

  • Sit at ease in any posture.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Immediately after closing your eyes, watch whatever space you see inside.
  • In the middle of this space, make an imaginary centre of any size.
  • Begin to repeat "Amaram hum Madhuram hum" as if the words are coming from that centre to your eyes.
  • Focus your attention on the last humming sound of each word spoken. This will allow you to   focus your attention on the first sound of the next word. Continue this repetition with one-pointedness.
  • Be aware that you are the Knower who knows how to initiate and repeat "Amaram hum Madhuram hum," how to listen to these words in silence, and how to know the meaning contained within them: "I am immortal, I am blissful."
  • If any thought or many thoughts arise, persist or subside during this period, remain neutral, just watching. Gently focus your attention on the Knower, realizing this Knower as infinite, eternal and unchanging: Pure Existence, Pure consciousness, and Pure Bliss. This Knower is all-permeating and indivisible; it is one without a second name or substance.
  • You are the Knower. Continue meditating and holding this realization for a few minutes. Recognize this Knower as your own Self, the source of every thought, everything and everyone.
  • Shyam Space is the Space from which all these points are appearing and being described and the same Shyam Space is the Knower, who is listening and feeling eternally free.
  • In this way, devote at least 11 minutes a day to meditation.

— Swami Shyam (from Vision of Oneness)

 
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