The following are some of the words of a spiritual master to a pupil. They are taken from personal letters written over the years:
“There are no words through which we can express our inner visions, these are only to be experienced. Sometimes we are given those experiences to encourage us on the Path.
“Analysis activates the mind while we are trying to put a stop to all mental activity during meditation. Please avoid unnecessary analysis. The spiritual path is a long and arduous journey and requires all the efforts at the command of the disciple.
“The ultimate objective of meditation is not human health but God realisation. This is essentially a slow process. It requires the labour of an entire life to vacate the body below the eyes and to concentrate the attention at the eye centre*.
“We are not in a position to assess our spiritual progress or the lack of it. Also we should not be concerned about it. Our sole concern should be to attend to our meditation …
“Your daily meditation will give you strength to face the onslaughts of your mind.
“Those spiritual fruits gained during meditation should be carefully protected and built upon for further progress.
“Meditation alone will give us the grace and understanding to go through life in a happy and grateful attitude.”
*The ‘third eye’. Some research has indicated this area enables strong concentration.
A powerful post. Much appreciated.
I’m glad you appreciated this special post, Anthony. Keith.