This web site is dedicated to all the Prophets and Great Masters who led a selfless life to alleviate the suffering of humanity.
"May my mother and father be free from
suffering and pain.
"Regular meditation opens the avenues of intuitional knowledge, makes the mind calm and steady, awakens an ecstatic feeling, and brings the practitioner in contact with the source of his/her very being."
- Swami Sivananda
"To him who has subdued his senses and whose mind is thoroughly unperturbed and calm, God becomes manifest."
- Bhagavad-Gita (6:7)
"This is the only way....to explain existence, to overcome sadness and grievances, to banish death and misery, to find the right path, to realize Nirvana-it is correct meditation"
- Lord Buddha
"Seek in reading and thou shalt find in meditation; knock in prayer and it shall be opened in contemplation."
- St. John of the Cross
"Contemplation for an hour is better than formal worship for sixty years."
- Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Unto Him)
Who are we ?
What type of meditation do we practice ?
Everyone is free to practice meditation according to ones own faith. To those who do not profess any particular faith and need help in getting started, we will introduce the Vipassana meditation technique. You are also free to explore the different techniques listed below.
When and where do we meet ?
At 5:30 pm, every Tuesday (Spring 2005) in the Olympian room at the Burge Union. Each session begins with a 30 minute meditation session followed by an open discussion. For the quickest possible progress, one should practice meditation daily even if it is only for five minutes, preferably in the morning before beginning ones daily activities. The key to success lies in regular practice (sounds familiar, doesn't it ?).
Why meditate ?
Once you begin the practice of meditation you will begin to experience some of the following "side effects":
Absence of these experiences does not mean that one is not progressing. There is no lost effort in meditation, every effort will bring a result eventually. What is required is regular practice and patience.
The authentic purpose of meditation is to attain Self-realization, to get Enlightenment, to discover the Kingdom of Heaven within (they are all one and the same). The saints proclaim that one who has reached this state is filled with infinite bliss, supreme peace, unbroken joy, eternal satisfaction and has the highest knowledge (not merely a knowledge of things but mainly a spiritual insight into their essential nature).
"Meditation is a superior state of consciousness and therefore cannot be fully understood unless experienced." - Dinu Roman
THE MEANING OF MEDITATION by Swami Krishnananda should give you a clear understanding on what meditation is all about.
"A lifetime without Love is of no account
Love is the Water of Life
Drink it down with heart and soul!"
- Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi's "Divan-i-Shams, 11909"
"Whatever joy there is in this world
All comes from desiring others to be happy
And whatever suffering there is in this world
All comes from desiring myself to be happy" - Shantideva, Buddhist monk
Last Updated: Tue Jan 21, 2003
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