|CDs and DVDs: Divine Knowledge Series|
|E111||The Importance of Meditation in the Life of a Human Being
In a pristine setting Swamiji describes how a human being is trained to perform actions to assist others. By the age of 60 he is still performing the same actions without knowing the purpose of his life. He remains uneasy and never finds the time to help himself by meditating to unfold the state of peace. In meditation mental functioning is reduced and the intellect or awareness becomes purified or free from the sense of otherness. The ahankar, or state of forgetfulness with which one says “I am a body”, is reduced and one comes to know himself as pure Space, paramaatma. This talk leads the listener to that fourth state. An excellent DVD for meditation
September 23, 2008 • Duration: 47 minutes
Under a morning azure blue sky in front of a majestic cloud-topped mountain, Swamiji speaks to a handful of friends. Human beings are always anxious to increase their understanding, which is hidden inside the head. When the Source manifested thought it became thought. Therefore, the ignorant person will only know the thought of body unless he hears that Self exists. Guru says, close your eyes and do not use the knowledge of the senses or organs of action. The main purpose of a human being is to remove the cloud or body cover, the very darkness in his head. Only knowledge realizes knowledge, but you must be patient.
August 24, 2008 • Duration: 22 minutes
|E51||Freedom Through the Knowledge of Oneness
Swamiji begins this meditative talk by describing that by closing your eyes a situation is created for the being who is always there. Meditation releases the being from the might of the mind, to the Guru presence, pure being, untouched by the world forms, thoughts or senses. It develops the power to understand that you have always been pure consciousness and bliss. In this guided meditation, Swamiji leads the attention to identify with the pure, free, forever reality. He describes that by purifying your present state of consciousness, you are able to reach the pure intelligence. You will remain in a total state of liberation, which has nothing to do with mind or intellect. Not only is it possible, it is your true nature.
Aprril 8, 2008 • Duration: 33 minutes
|C27||Meditation Is Examining the Result as Space
Speaking to Alka and others in a room at Nagar Castle, Swamiji looks out on the falling snow and bases his satsang from this perspective. The state of peace comes when the human mind takes off from its functioning and goes to its deepest chamber, the Knower. The human mind is known by the Knower, but the Knower is not known by the human mind. A human being hungers for knowledge. Thus, he cannot stop the activity of the senses or the questioning of the mind. However, his real need is to know that Being, the Knower Being, Knowingness. How is it unfolded? You have to accept Knower you are, and practice it. When you come to know immortal exis-tence I am, then you salute your Self, accept your Self, and do upaasana, always knowing gyan alone is.
December 11, 2007 • Duration: 45 minutes
|C26||How to Conduct Meditation
Early morning, sitting in front of the sunny south face of Chidaakaash View, Swamiji leads the attention to the one who is able to see the func-tioning of the five senses. He points out that without knowledge of That, a man will remain unhealthy and agitated, influenced continually by the changing nature of the three states of deep sleep, dream and waking. Swamiji provides a simple technique of meditation: Close your eyes and know your Self, which is greater than all the states of consciousness and there-fore, is called Pure. Through meditation practice, your power will develop over the senses and thinking and you will realize your own Self as pure, free, forever. This is a straight meditation talk, no speeches, no songs, and no open eyes—just the technique and the inspiration to practice!
November 26, 2007 • Duration: 32 minutes
Filmed in a tranquil setting with a dramatic view of the valley, Swamiji de-scribes how human beings are victims of doubt in the waking state, where one believes in what is not there. He guides the viewer through appearance and disappearance and dream and waking states to the Absolute Source. He answers one participant’s question about when to speak of meditation to family and friends, and describes how meditation develops the formless vision. Swamiji also sings and gives meaning to a blissful poem that came in his dream.
August 1, 2006 • Duration: 35 minutes