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The First Chapter of “Passage Meditation” – Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

Some of them can dash away from a traffic light; others take a while to get going, especially in the morning. It will become a reflex. You will begin to realize what an accomplished trickster the mind is, to what lengths it will go to evade your sovereignty. A Song of David: But if you do not resist now, whenever a wave of drowsiness comes, there will be trouble ahead. But when I wear this tan jacket, I always have another jacket on underneath: Like much recent research on meditation e.

Mere belief or theory is never enough; we must change ourselves.

Read them over and over until they become thoroughly familiar to you. As such, we ought to give it special attention and care. Once, it is said, a great painter took a mediocre portrait and brought it to vibrant life with a few quick strokes. The passages Easwaran meditatoon for meditation can be found in his book God Makes the Rivers to Flow and online here.

We wish you all the best with your spiritual path. But we stand ready: Through them pulses the spiritual wisdom this gentle friar drew upon when he undertook the most awesome task easwxran human being is capable of: The best time for meditation is early in the morning. There is no need to keep checking the clock; with practice you will be able passwge time your meditation pretty well.


Do what you can to minimize these respiratory outbursts and preserve the quiet. Here we see Carlos’ meditation corner along with his books for spiritual reading and a stereo for listening to Easwaran’s audio commentary.

So shut your eyes — without getting tense about it. The fourth edition published in also contains about 80 pages dedicated to answering numerous questions about how to practice the program. Life of the Beloved: Thus our days are spent, and we are scattered, divided, restless, incomplete.

The road twisted continuously, and his driving impressed me. In short, life gets better — for you and those around you. Complementary medicine in clinical practice: Though initially reluctant to meet with other passage meditators, Eaaswaran is now an active member of the YA community. Everyone bouncing along with jaunty, springing steps, grinning at the spectators, scanning the competition for apssage attractive face.

Go through the words of your memorized passage slowly and silently in paasage mind. The best teacher easwarna eye-closing I have seen is a baby…tired lids gently sliding down on tired eyes. As you go through the passage, do not follow any association of ideas.

Every one of us has so much to give — more than we can realize — and it is so badly needed. Entering deeper consciousness is pasdage descending into a cave. As long as we identify with the body and the mind we bob around on the surface level of consciousness, chasing after the fleeting attractions of life outside us. In harming them, you are actually harming yourself; in being kind to them, you are being kind to yourself.

The First Chapter of “Passage Meditation”

Dhyanam Passag Madhuranthakam Narendra, trans. Read mesitation from Easwaran on passage meditation and practical spiritual living. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy.


In slowing down and in putting my parents first, thoughts of love, respect, and patience came into view, and thoughts of anger or impatience subsided.

Previously, vague tones of discordancy sounded through what we thought and did. The other seven points are to be woven in at various times throughout the day or week.

Profit, loss, profit, loss. In theory we would like the mind to listen to medjtation obediently, but in fact it will not — ekbath because we have never taught it how. I needed the time to put her first by placing myself in her shoes as best I could. And although many were made in America, we have a refreshing mixture of imports too. It is not helpful to be too indulgent, of course, and move at every slight discomfort, but there does come an appropriate time to make some adjustment in position.

You can cluster the small helper words with a word of substance, like this:. Spiritual practices in psychotherapy: According to Easwaran, the practice of meditating on a specific passage of text Easwaran suggests the Prayer of Saint Francis or Psalm 23 as examples [20] has the effect of eventually transforming “character, conduct, and consciousness. Be fair, and state the rules the first day. After all, you can get along with a Model T body if you have a Ferrari engine.

If the words come too close together, you will not be slowing down the mind:. Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Think of a car tearing along at ninety miles per hour.