Meditation is the creation of positivity in the mind in such a way that the mind starts getting oriented in a positive direction above the routine thinking of day-to-day life. It is not making the mind blank or completely free of thoughts. In fact, it is making the mind full of positive thoughts and intellect full of positive visual images of the spiritual self or the soul and the Supreme Soul. We all know our physical self, who we are, what our name is, what work do we do, where do we stay, what is our nationality and how we look. But this is our physical identity and it is different from our spiritual identity.
The spiritual identity is simple – I am a non-physical being of spiritual energy, which is not made up of the five physical elements of nature. Also, I have seven original virtues – peace, joy, love, bliss, purity, power and wisdom, which is my original nature. I have come into this physical world from the soul world, also called paramdham or shantidham or nirvandham, to play my part through the physical body. Also, my Father, the Supreme Father and the Father of all souls is an Ocean of all these seven virtues, who stays in the soul world. This is my spiritual introduction and so is this the introduction of all the human souls of the world. Now, to link or connect with God, the Ocean of seven virtues, I have to remember my spiritual form as a sparkling star like energy and emerge my original virtues through the power of thought and visualization. This is the first step of meditation. After that, I travel with the eye of my intellect to the soul world and visualize my Supreme Parent or God as a radiant being of pure spiritual light over there and stay connected with Him for a few minutes. I absorb His spiritual energy inside myself, which is the spiritual umbilical cord. This is meditation, a union between the soul and the Supreme Soul. Also, the soul empowers itself in this way with a powerful connection and after that performs its actions in the world, full of all these seven virtues. Those actions will then become pure actions and will inspire others also. This is the magic of meditation.
(To be continued tomorrow …)