Lesson 1: The Force Of Love In Our Daily Practice
The vital point in concentration is to bring the mind to the same point or object, again and again, by limiting its movements in the beginning to a small circle. That is the main aim. In this way, a time will come when the mind will stick to just one point.
Concentration can only be attained when one is free from all distractions." Sivananda.
"I know that the intellectual animal is weak by nature and that he finds himself in a completely disadvantageous situation: the ego is very strong and the personality is terribly weak; in some senses it’s like that and, alone, we can hardly walk. We need something to encourage us to work, we need an inner support, and this is only possible through meditation." Samael Aun Weor
Meditation is a frontier between our finite and sensorial worlds, and that other world or universe of the infinite and transcendental. The point of contact of both dimensions is the force of love.
Knowledge is not enough to integrate the individual consciousness with universal consciousness. Knowledge is only the body of wisdom and the soul of wisdom is love. Body and soul of knowledge is what we could refer to as wisdom. Love is the summum of wisdom.
God loves all of his creatures, and they should reciprocally love him. Meditation is precisely a means. In the proportion that one loves God, the Being and all his creatures, one will experience that which we call Truth.
Without love there is no will, without will there is no concentration, without concentration there is no experience of the Truth.
This meditation is very simple, all we need is to have a comfortable position, in other words, to sit comfortably, with our eyes closed, slightly sleepy, and passive.
The mind should become completely void of all kinds of thoughts, emotions, desires, memories, etc.; when the breathing becomes tranquil, the mind also becomes tranquil. With pranayama, the pulsing of the prana is controlled and the mind calms down.
We should learn to receive the messages that come through the superior centers of the Being, and that is only possible when the mind is in a passive state, that is to say, when the personality is in a passive state.
In this type of meditation we must comprehend that no one can know the Truth as long as one is a slave of the mind.
Mind exists in everything: the seven cosmos, the world, the moons, the suns, are nothing more than condensed, crystallized mental substance. The mind is also matter, although more rarefied; mental substance exists in the mineral, vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms. Me, your body, my friends, things, my family, etc., deep down are what the Hindustani call Maya (illusion), vain mental forms that sooner or later must be reduced to cosmic dust. My affections, the most cherished beings that surround me, etc., are simply forms of the cosmic mind; they don’t have a real existence.
That which is beyond the mind is Brahama, the Eternal Uncreated Space, that which has no name, the Real. Mantra:
AUM TAT SAT TAN PAN PAZ (Three times).