The HINDU DHARMA FORUMS for discussion of Sanatana Dharma, Hindu Religion and Indian Culture. [link to HDF home]  

Go Back   Hindu Dharma Forums > Sanatana Dharma > Meditation
Join Us! Rules/FAQ Library Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Meditation Discuss and learn about Meditation here.

Meditation according to advaita

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08 April 2012, 12:07 AM
dustyroad dustyroad is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: January 2012
Posts: 20
dustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharma
Reputation: 1111
Meditation according to advaita

Namaste,

I rather like Raman Maharishi a lot. He taught that we are the self and we must ignore illusions born of the mind. My question is, is this carried on like meditation, or on a moment to moment basis? Does it entail ignoring thoughts as they arise?

Some insights on this would help.

Thanks,
Dusty
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08 April 2012, 12:39 AM
Mana's Avatar
Mana Mana is offline
गै
 
Join Date: May 2011
Age: 40
Posts: 1,266
Mana is a light on the way of sanatana dharmaMana is a light on the way of sanatana dharmaMana is a light on the way of sanatana dharmaMana is a light on the way of sanatana dharmaMana is a light on the way of sanatana dharmaMana is a light on the way of sanatana dharmaMana is a light on the way of sanatana dharmaMana is a light on the way of sanatana dharmaMana is a light on the way of sanatana dharmaMana is a light on the way of sanatana dharmaMana is a light on the way of sanatana dharma
Reputation: 14629
Re: Meditation according to advaita

Namaste dustyroad,

yajvan has written many wonderful posts on this, from the perspective of Kashmir Shavism as expounded by swami LakshmanJoo.

I am a student of this knowledge, please for give me if my understanding or transmition is unclear or sallied.

This should be achieved, all the time.

With regular practis of one pointed thought, for example, seated meditation; this becomes easer.

The more emotional we are the harder this is, yet that emotion is a gift if we learn to harness it.
I have been lucky to have learnt a musical instrument from a fairly young age, this helps me to achieve, or, at least understand, one pointed focus of the mind.

I find it beneficial to understand what causes any distractions, what is their root, in order to lessen them and allow for greater connectivity.

This allows for a greater focus on the task at hand and ones direction of thought (one pointed), even if it is not us that is doing the pulling, at least we have our hands on the reigns.

Meditation at sun rise and sun set, or before sleeping and on rising, mark well the states of mind and set well the day, helping to keep one pointed.

As a side note; any who have suffered depression will know that upon waking, there is a brief moment of perfect calm before the depression bites. If you catch the thought before it takes a hold, before it starts to spin; Light can enter here!

I hope that these thoughts are of some use to you dusty, Thank you for your consideration.

praNAma

mana

Last edited by Mana : 08 April 2012 at 12:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08 April 2012, 05:05 PM
Spiritualseeker Spiritualseeker is offline
OM Gam Ganapatye Namaha
 
Join Date: May 2009
Age: 28
Posts: 841
Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !Spiritualseeker is surely an avatara !
Reputation: 27972
Re: Meditation according to advaita

Namaste,

Good post Mana. It is encouraging to read your post today. It is strange how things seem to synchronize, but to get on topic I also enjoy Ramana's method or non-method. I have read Ramana say to inquire into every thought that appears right at that moment. If a thought appears you inquiry into it. Such as, "Who is thinking this thought?" or "to whom do thoughts belong?" etc. A common mistake that is made (myself included) is to ask a bunch of questions instead of just sticking to one and truly embodying that question. Really look to see who thinks the thoughts or whatever the inquiry is.

For weaklings like me, I feel that I a lot of times cannot handle the direct path teachings and rely instead on the holy five syllable mantra, Namah Shivaya. To focus just on one thought which is [Om Namah Shivaya] waking, sleeping, eating, or anything. In this decline in the dharma I feel this is the only things i can rely on, because I do not think I have the guts for anything else.


Om Namah Shivaya
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12 April 2012, 07:24 AM
dustyroad dustyroad is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: January 2012
Posts: 20
dustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharmadustyroad is progressing on the true path of dharma
Reputation: 1111
Re: Meditation according to advaita

I am aware of Raman's method, but wouldn't such an inquiry lead to monotony - there are lots of thoughts that keep coming and going, so wouldn't the 'who am I' method continue endlessly?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12 April 2012, 09:44 AM
Aum namah Śivāya Aum namah Śivāya is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: February 2011
Location: Pennsylvania, US
Age: 26
Posts: 112
Aum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaAum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaAum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaAum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaAum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaAum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaAum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaAum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaAum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaAum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaAum namah Śivāya is inspired with the wisdom of true dharma
Reputation: 9321
Re: Meditation according to advaita

Quote:
Originally Posted by dustyroad View Post
I am aware of Raman's method, but wouldn't such an inquiry lead to monotony - there are lots of thoughts that keep coming and going, so wouldn't the 'who am I' method continue endlessly?
नमस्ते

For me, it's more than a question, and more of a pointer to Self. Sometimes it arises spontaneously for me. Last night I was just going about my business, and suddenly realized more clearly that if you remove all that I believe that I am, you have the true Self. I call it, "That which lies beyond," the unmoved and unformed.

So it's not just asking the question, but going back from the thought, realizing it's circling around nothing individual, and so thereby going back to the Absolute.

And once you see it, you can easily go back to it, and then the world is just like a shell, a covering that falls away and flows over you without touching you.

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12 April 2012, 08:15 PM
Maya3 Maya3 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: October 2010
Posts: 291
Maya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaMaya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaMaya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaMaya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaMaya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaMaya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaMaya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaMaya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaMaya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaMaya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharmaMaya3 is inspired with the wisdom of true dharma
Reputation: 8170
Re: Meditation according to advaita

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aum namah Śivāya View Post
नमस्ते

For me, it's more than a question, and more of a pointer to Self. Sometimes it arises spontaneously for me. Last night I was just going about my business, and suddenly realized more clearly that if you remove all that I believe that I am, you have the true Self. I call it, "That which lies beyond," the unmoved and unformed.

So it's not just asking the question, but going back from the thought, realizing it's circling around nothing individual, and so thereby going back to the Absolute.

And once you see it, you can easily go back to it, and then the world is just like a shell, a covering that falls away and flows over you without touching you.

ॐ नमः शिवाय

That is so nice.

Maya
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03 May 2012, 07:49 AM
silence_speaks's Avatar
silence_speaks silence_speaks is online now
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Age: 36
Posts: 429
silence_speaks has disabled reputation
Reputation: 26667
Re: Meditation according to advaita

Dear Friends,
I am a new member here, so "Hi all!"
Ramana Maharshi's Self inquiry is a very nice method. There are, however, lot of misconceptions about the method itself. The following article could be found useful:

http://vaitathyam.blogspot.in/2012/0...f-inquiry.html
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Bickerings/Complaints sm78 Feedback 80 08 January 2011 12:13 PM
Devotion (Meditation) jasdir Meditation 0 03 November 2010 01:23 AM
Vedanta Sutra - read this translation Mohini Shakti Devi Vedas & Brahmanas 12 03 May 2010 11:58 AM
Tattvas grames Advaita 40 14 October 2009 07:55 AM
Shaktaism, Shaivism and Vaishnavism TruthSeeker God in Hindu Dharma 26 14 June 2006 11:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Hindu Dharma Forums