Friday, February 20, 2009

Ramana Maharshi : What is meditation? It is suspension of thoughts

Question : What should one think of when meditating?
Ramana Maharshi : What is meditation? It is the suspension of thoughts. You are perturbed by thoughts which rush one after another. Hold on to one thought so that others are expelled. Continuous practice gives the necessary strength of mind to engage in meditation.

Meditation differs according to the degree of advancement of the seeker. If one is fit for it one can hold directly to the thinker; and the thinker will automatically sink into his source, which is Pure Consciousness. If one cannot directly hold on to the thinker, one must meditate on God; and in due course the same individual will have become sufficiently pure to hold on to the thinker and sink into the absolute Being. In case the path of worship was chosen, he demanded absolute surrender.

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