Meditation- A Guide to Success | Staunch on Technicalities and Procedure
The three yogs in Bhagwad Geeta — Karma Yog, Dhyan Yog, Bhakti Yog.
First of all. Meditation is not just sitting in one place.
Meditation is a whole package. It is a process where all your senses/ Indriya has to be controlled.
You have to control your mind.
The state of peace where your mind is in control and all the senses are in control is called Dhyan yoga or meditation.
But a person should not walk away from his Responsibilities.
In fact, a true yogi is the one that understands and follows his responsibilities.
“Why to become Yogi?” That I’ll explain. But first, who can not become a Yogi?
A person who is in control of his mind and not the other way round can never become Yogi.
The one who eats too much or very less. The one who sleeps too much or very less. Basically, one who doesn’t control his urges.
Now, why become a Dhyan Yogi?
For instance, imagine you’re in a happy mood and went to your office.
You were in a mood that you’ll do work with utmost dedication.
But as soon as you reach the office your boss yells at you regarding some other thing.
Your mood goes off and you won’t be able to deliver your best.
Now, what if instead, you understood what Boss is saying, and instead of getting affected by his words, just focus on what he’s trying to tell.
Your emotions should not get affected. This way you’ll be able to give your full potential.
This is a classic example of Dhyan Yog.
Control your Mind and that will help you control your emotions, senses, and urges.
How to control the mind?
Karma yogi understands that we don’t have to focus on the outcome of our work/effort.
Understand Input-output analogy.
So by Karma Yog, you won’t focus on Output. So, half your work is done since the mind will not wander to the outcome.
Now, the input should be given with control. If your urges and desires and your work is done.
Meditation or Dhyan Yog teaches Balance and equilibrium or being in a state of 0, for as long as possible.
Bring your mind back to a state of 0 as soon as it deviates.
Even in the meditation process, God is trying to explain the state of equilibrium.
God cannot be explained easily. But a small analogy that God is infinite yet 0.
He doesn’t have a start or an end.
Focus on neutrality as in, focus on the dark.
The mind will wander many places but bring it back to the present and focus again on the blank.
Why should we repeat this process?
To remind yourself that we have to be in this equilibrium state.
It is a revision of the syllabus.
There can be different types of meditation. One that calms your mind to activate your chakras. Calming your mind can be done by the same process I mentioned earlier, focusing on the blank. Activating chakras requires knowledge of mudras and certain other types of meditation. Watch our Aura Chakras video for that.
And last, if your senses are in control, all your urges are in control and you become a Dhyan Yogi, won’t all your desires be killed? Shlok 20
Happiness sadness, respect disrespect, victory defeat, gain loss, all these are temporary.
And if these are temporary why clingy over them?
Utmost peace is the ultimate goal.
The mind should not get affected by these factors.
And this state is called Samadhi and the person who achieves this is called “Siddh”.
If your utmost peace and future output don’t matter to you then won’t you be tension free?
Because of this, you’ll be able to give your best effort.
Watch this video to know more!