and Meditation that leads to gaining Enlightenment in life
What kind of Yoga
and Meditation leads to gaining Enlightenment
in this life?
Every process of Yoga...
nay meditation that frees us from the clutches of attachment...
bondage or Moha, whatever we may call it... Is the right process
on the path of gaining Enlightenment.
Are Yoga and
Meditation two different words with different meanings? No, the
truth is not so... we need to understand that it is the path of
yoga which shall lead us to gaining
Enlightenment within this life. And what does yoga itself
mean? The word yoga has been derived from the Hindi root yog
and which in Hindi means synthesizing two things. In Hindi two plus
two equal four... and the effort of our soul the atman within to
merge with the super soul (the Parmatman, the Almighty God) is known
Yoga in other words is the effort of every soul to merge with the
Almighty God at the earliest. And for this to be achieved we need
to follow a routine of yogic exercises and also meditate (perform
yoga) on the Almighty
God. This process of meditation can be best understood
once we understand the meaning of Meditation. Meditation in Hindi
means yoga. Never otherwise or vice versa!
rightly perform Yoga (Meditation) we need to concentrate on the basic belief of
life and that is... the basic building block of the total Cosmos is an atom. A
cluster of atoms grouped together are called as molecules and a cluster of molecules
is what the whole complex Cosmos comprises of. Truly speaking... the whole Cosmos
is built up of clusters of atoms and molecules and there is nothing solid in whole
Cosmos. Everything in the Cosmos has a gaseous formation... a form of energy.
As we have seen in the Star Trek serial during the deportation of human beings
from one place to another... they get transformed into pure energy for a temporal
is the only vital truth of life we cannot get away with... seeing from the senses
point of view... things appear to be gaseous and also solids but in the cosmic
domain it is only the gaseous formation which holds good. Once we are clear with
this issue in respect of every human being and every living being (Jiva
as we call it in Hinduism)
living on mother earth being gaseous formations... we need to understand that
it is only after gaining control of senses and the mind shall we be able to transcend
the earthly plane and be able to truly visualize whatever was pictured in the
telly serial Star Trek.
Performing Yoga (Meditation) is the process which enables us to cut across
the shackles of senses and the mind and to come free of senses and the mind...
one needs to perform yoga (meditation) in a manner that the dross within our soul
atman reduces at a faster pace. The complete dross having removed... one would
have gained absolute control over the senses and the mind! This is a stage of
Samadhi as we know it in Hinduism. The stage of Nothingness... it is
when the senses and the mind
have lost their entity and the purified soul engages itself in one-to-one dialogue
with the Almighty God, the super soul.
Now... the question
arises is how-to perform the Meditation (Yoga in Hinduism). And
the meditation can best be performed by lying in Shavasana
pose (the death pose) and following the path of Neti
(not this... not this). And by doing this what are we trying to
achieve? Is it possible to gain Enlightenment by this process? Yes!
It is a foolproof process which shall gain us Enlightenment in the
What is the Shavasana pose? In yogic exercises the Shavasana pose
carries the most importance for one on the path of gaining Enlightenment.
It is this process of Shavasana in which one can lie down in the
death pose and concentrate on the process of breathing. While lying
down in the Shavasana pose as we gradually realize the ultimate
truth of life that it is not the body which is inhaling the requisite
essentiality (the pure air) but it is our soul (the real self within)
the body which needs the pure oxygen... the body tends to lose its
We become more and more aware of the real truth within us and that
truth is our soul atman which resides within our body. Slowly one
more fundamental of life shall dawn upon us and that it... it is
not the body which has taken the soul but it is vice versa which
is the absolute truth. As we realize that our existence as a body
is merely a covering... a garment for our real self... our Soul
within us... we would ultimately come to the conclusion that why
not retain our true real self alone. What of the body then? Is it
to be discarded? And if the body is discarded... the manifest self
of us... our existence in this world would die!
Proceeding on the path
of spirituality through logical conclusions as in the
dialogues of Plato... cutting one untruth after another leads us
towards higher planes of spirituality. Becoming freer from the clutches
of senses... we find a gradual change within our personality. The
ultimate truth having dawned upon us that the present body is merely
a garment for the inner real self of us... our desire of gaining
Enlightenment within this life becomes stronger.
is Neti? The path of Neti as practiced and followed by Maharishi
Ramana! While lying down in the Shavasana pose is it not worthwhile
to concentrate on the existence of God. We have come to a conclusion earlier that
everything is gaseous in nature and what then? We would slowly realize that the
only existence in this gaseous formation is of different souls and the Karta,
Parmatman (as we call it in Hinduism) the Almighty God himself. There is nothing
else apart from the souls, the Almighty God, the ether which comprises of the
Now if we desire to gain Enlightenment in this life... then
we have to negate the existence of everything in our physical manifested world.
The process of Neti (not this... Not this) is the process of negation as practiced
and advocated by Maharishi Ramana... the one and the only path to cut across the
shackles of senses and the mind. It is only following the path of Neti while lying
down in Shavasana pose that I realized God one-day. Having traversed the path...
I can with hundred percent certainties say that the Shavasana pose and the process
of Neti is the best form of Meditation one can ever imagine of.
Yoga nay Meditation: that leads us towards Enlightenment... Is it the right
all... I can only quote of whatever I have personally experienced... I have nothing
more to say!
May God bless all those on the path of Enlightenment!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains the concept of
Yoga and Meditation. For more details on neti shavasana visit -
here Ref. 050727