Let Us Meditate :: October 5, 2014

Achariya George Adams
Speaks on "Let Us Meditate"
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 11:00am

This Sunday we will meditate on the subject of meditation.  The subject, “Let us meditate,” is taken from the first three words of the Gayatri Prayer, one of the most ancient invocations known to humanity:  “Let us Meditate on the Glory of that effulgent reality from whom the whole universe is projected" is a bridge to the infinite spirit within and around us. ” “Let us meditate” is an acknowledgement that when we meditate, we unite our consciousness with all beings throughout God’s universe as well as the source of light, wisdom and love within us.

Why should we meditate?  What is the goal of meditation?  When should we meditate?  What are the benefits of meditation?  How do we meditate?  These are questions for this Sunday’s contemplation and enlightenment. All are welcome.

—Achariya George Adams


From the Gurus and Swamis:  AUM


“Sensation is the avenue of the senses, thought is the method of the mind, feeling is the way of the heart, whereas meditation is the path of the soul to attain knowledge.  Why do we need the soul to gain the knowledge of God?  Because our soul is spirit and God is Spirit.  Only the spirit can know the Spirit, only the soul can realize the Self.  Since our soul alone is immortal, only by our immortal soul can we come to the eternal God.”

”Let us meditate with our soul, reveal with our enlightened intelligence and realize within our illumined pure conscious the glory of God.”

— "The Gayatri Prayer" by Swami Premananda


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"There is a spiritual relationship among God, soul, heart, mind, body and universe.  God is the first cause of them all.  In him they are all united as of one substance.  Our body, mind and heart are the sacred means of revealing and realizing God.  We are the soul, the immortal spirit.  The whole universe is a part of our greater Self and God is our supreme Self.  The knowledge of truth liberates our soul in the realization of cosmic Oneness." 

— "Six Basic Words of Religion" by Swami Premananda


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"How are we to mediate upon that effulgent Reality, the God of Light?   We are to visualize a pure effulgence, a bright but soothing light within our body especially at Dorsal, the Anahata; the Spiritual Eye, the Kutastha; or the mystic thousand–petaled lotus, the Sahasraram.  Then with devotion and determined thought silently, without moving lips or tongue, utter the Sacred Word, the Mantram, while at the same time contemplating upon its divine significance.  AUM;  I and my Father are one; I am that I AM and I am Brahman are some of the Mantrams of meditation on the God of Light."

— "The Gayatri Prayer" by Swami Premananda


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“The light of the body is the eye:  if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”

—Jesus of Christ Consciousness


Noble Thoughts: ("Let Noble Thoughts come to us from all sides." —Rigveda)


"The highest wisdom is for us to know that all is God.  Until each of us realizes our own inherent godliness and divinity, the name of God is just a word to us.  By the practice of meditation and by purification of the body, mind and heart, let us seek to fulfill the divine mission of our lives, guiding them by the illumination of wisdom, divine will, love and realization.  Let us ignite the light and love of Christ within us."

— "Seven Mystic Holidays" by Swami Premananda 


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"Initiation into subjective meditation is like a bridge to those who are earnest and determined to transcend all inner finiteness.  Realization of the imperishable Brahman, the absolute Self, is the goal of self-liberation."

— "Katha Upanishad" 


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"Meditation is not for one who does not want to follow the path of wisdom; yet wisdom can not be attained without meditation.  One who is both wise and meditative, he attains Nirvana."

— "The Path of the Eternal Law"  Swami Premananda


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Purnam adah purnm idam

  Purnat purnam udacyate,

  Purmasya purnam adaya

  Purnam eva avasisyate.


“That is Perfect; this is perfect;

Out of That Perfection emanates this perfection;

In the ocean of Perfection surge the waves of perfection;

Yet That Perfection is never lost."


—Ancient Invocation