Meditation is not a process of emptying the mind of thoughts. In meditation, I use the natural power of the soul—the power to create thoughts—as a take-off point (or as a spring-board) to finally experience the consciousness of the true self.
In meditation, I climb a ladder of well-prepared, positive and spiritual thoughts and eventually climb beyond the ladder into the pure experience of what I really am. Pondering over these pure and real thoughts can occupy the soul for long periods of time.
In the most basic stage of Raja Yoga meditation, first comes the realisation: I am a soul, the energy of consciousness made up of a mind, an intellect and a collection of sanskars. My eyes, ears, nose, mouth are just the organs, which when used correctly, help me to enjoy life.
I, the soul, now possess the knowledge that will free me from my body-cage. I have the key, the spiritual knowledge—I am a soul, a being of light, a free bird which has the power to fly freely. Knowing this, I am not bound by physical laws.
I can detach and fly at the speed of a thought to the metaphysical Soul World, where I can easily experience my original and essential state. I must realise that it is impossible to have peace of mind if I, the soul, cannot detach myself from the body.
I must look upon all my family members, friends, colleagues also as souls which have come from the same Soul World.
We are all fellow souls.
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