Vivekananda on Meditation

"The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation. In meditation we divest ourselves of all material conditions and feel our divine nature. We do not depend upon any external help in meditation. The touch of the soul can paint the brightest color even in the dingiest places; it can cast a fragrance over the vilest thing; it can make the wicked divine–and all enmity, all selfishness is effaced."
Swami Vivekananda,
Complete Works, 2. 37.

Once you learn the Surya Ram Meditation, sometimes the hard part is just getting yourself to sit down and do it. Usually once you get started and into it, everything flows just fine. So why not make a commitment to meditate at least 5 minutes twice a day? Of course, once you have started the meditation, if you want to go over the 5 minutes, that is great.

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  1. I continue to be amazed how my daily meditation practice helps me sail through my normal routine as well as allows me to weather the more challenging events. The subtleness of the act and the immensity of the result.

  2. Beautiful.

    Jai Siva Sankara

  3. Thank you for the message and the beautiful tree photo.