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Spoken in English by Walker Jones
हिन्दी में धारणा-वाचन : शशिकान्त सावदेकर
Today while meditating, I received clarity on a recurrent childhood experience that I had not been able to understand or explain to anyone. I would first experience the void, then the existence of the universe with planets and stars, then the awareness of time and my own existence, and then inner bliss would arise. When I meditated with the dharana
, I understood the presence of sat
, and ananda
during the elements of my childhood experience.
As I practiced the dharana
spoken so soothingly by Walker Jones, I was moved to tears of gratitude. I felt the blessings of shaktipat
, the Siddha Yoga path, and my Guru, which enable me to experience the words of this dharana
as reflecting my own inner heart space.
New Jersey, United States
What a beautiful contemplation! I focused on the open flower and on only giving beautiful energy. I will carry this image into my day, into my relationships, and into my alone time.
What a wonderful world to create.
Lismore Heights, Australia
As I meditated following the dharana
, I felt pulled inside by the inner energy to meditate. There was a strong presence of energy pulsating in the region at the center of my eyebrows. My mind remained completely focused on it. In spite of the noise from construction work around the house, I was savoring deep silence. My breathing was still and steady, and I relished the beauty of the flower of golden light in my mind’s eye. Even after emerging from the deep state of meditation, the energy continued to be with me in the form of pulsating silence.
I am indeed grateful to have these daily dharanas
to deepen my meditation practice during beloved Baba’s Birthday Month.
I was deeply touched by this morning’s dharana
, seeing myself as a fragrant flower in the world. I practiced this throughout the day, as I was working with the children in my classroom. In my interactions I remembered the beautiful, fragrant blossom from my meditation. The students immediately reflected this back through their kindness, their creativity, and their joy of working together. I practiced with colleagues, too. It felt so good choosing to be a fragrant flower for the people I come in contact with. I want to hold onto this.
California, United States
Baba’s words bring tears of joy to my eyes and remind me of someone very dear to me who lived her life with the qualities of joy, beauty, kindness, and generosity. May my life grow in such fragrance.
California, United States
Daffodils are in a vase on the table in front of me. I focus on their vibrancy, yellow like the sun.
As I listen to Baba’s words, a potent, sweet fragrance from the daffodils fills my awareness.
The words of Baba’s teaching come to life, enter me, quiet my mind, and draw me inside.
Maine, United States
What a sweet way to start my day—meditating on a teaching from Baba Muktananda.
I feel so peaceful, so aware of the goodness inside me. And now I will take this into my day!