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Baba’s Teachings From His Book Meditate

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Click here to listen to Viju Kulkarni sing the bhajan Jo Mana Nāri Kī Aur by Sundardas.

Baba Muktananda’s book Meditate is available in the Siddha Yoga Bookstore.

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As I contemplate Baba’s words from Meditate, I’m realizing that any word, idea, or image that I repeatedly hold in my awareness will function as a mantra and have an effect on me. Essentially, I see that I will experience the nature of that which I focus on.
 
Baba, of course, is pointing me toward meditating on the Self and I am reveling in this wonderful intention.
 
Baba’s words also shed light for me on how to approach the current world health crisis. What a valuable reminder I’m receiving—to be vigilant about where I focus my awareness. I’m finding that Baba’s teaching to absorb the mind in the experience of the Self is highly practical for me at this time.
 

Arizona, United States

I listened to this beautifully read passage before my morning meditation, and Baba’s words, “To know this knower is true meditation,” resounded within me. 
 
During meditation I continually guided my awareness to that knower who sees and identifies all thoughts and feelings.
 
As my experience deepened, I had a powerful insight into how to refine my intention for this year, so that it will arise from the purest source.
 
Now, with great enthusiasm I am working to capture in words and drawings this refreshed intention.
 

Hampton, Australia

Baba Muktananda's teaching on meditation came as a sweet reminder for this particular moment in my sadhana.
 
After reading Baba's words and listening to Sundardass bhajan, I sat down for a short meditation.
 
To my wonder, all the practices I’d been participating in—the monthly Meditation Sessions, and the Aratis to Bade Baba in the "Be in the Temple" live video streams, to name a few—were synthesized into one state inside of me.
 
Baba's teaching made seemingly different parts of Siddha Yoga knowledge fall into one place.
 
From that space I can connect more deeply with Gurumayi's Message for 2020 and with her Message Artwork. 
 

New York, United States

I felt so much gratitude after meditating on the “pure ‘I’ consciousness.”
 
Initially I had been somewhat distraught and prayed fervently to merge into this experience that Baba speaks about. Gradually I began to witness Consciousness, and I had the experience of being witnessed by Consciousness. It was like being inside a temple of mirrors.
 
Shakti pulsated through my entire being in the silent wonder of this pure awareness.
 

Colorado, United States

How delighted I was to wake up this morning and find Baba's teachings from his book Meditate
 
I have been excited for many months about my meditation practice. After I retired, I began developing my meditation practice, giving it more time, compassion, and energy. Meditation has bestowed many gifts in the form of the virtues. During this challenging global pandemic it has helped me stay calm. 
 
I believe meditation is one of the best practices to change ourselves and the world! I am grateful for this support of my practice of meditation.
 

Florida, United States

Hearing Baba’s words triggered a recognition, like a light switch, a shift in my awareness. They brought me the comfort and contentment of knowing all thoughts are simply a part of being—without judgment or difference.
 

Florida, United States