One of the most challenging aspects of meditation is correct concentration. This is why the yogis of old developed so many methods of focusing their awareness. The mind is a wild animal, much more wild than a common monkey. The mind can shoot off like a laser and be half way across the planet within a second! So how to bring such a beast under control. And who is it that is doing the controlling? Who is that you behind the mind, able to give directives to that mind? Who is seeing that mind?
“I have no religion! Don’t put me into religion. I have no religion.” He pauses a long moment while pointing above. “Human beings - we are for the purpose. We are the weapons.” He quickly rephrases. “We are the instruments of Him. He can make us into weapon, too. He can create us in any idea. Any idea. That somebody says ‘luck’ and ‘unluck’. I don’t know. Luck (is) to be here. To feel His Grace. To be happy.”
See the flowers in full bloom, every day, from the moment you plants the seeds; know that they are on their way. Know them now. View them immediately, as they will come to be. See the flowers now; be with the process - attentive, interested and content from the start. That’s Consciousness. The focus, the being on the path of the flower garden – that’s Meditation. One who is deeply interested to understand the true meaning, value, purpose and potential of life and the human condition, should know the art of meditation. It is a tool with which one may discover, explore, develop and ultimately learn to wield Consciousness.
“Tell us about how to attain,” Duncan asks. The object is left unspoken, but his hands signal both upwards toward the heavens and also to his own heart.
“How to attain? I don’t say. Just you have to attain.” He speaks directly to Duncan. “You cannot do that. How you can do that? Can you do? You tell me. If you have to attain that, you have to kill all your body feelings. Nothing need. So, I cannot take you to that sanyas idea, to move behind me as a sanyasi. You have to work, so you work with your body feeling. So you must work. That’s what Krisna says. Creation is first. You have to create. Whatever idea you want to create, that is His idea. It’s not you.” He turns back to the audience. “So you have to do. You have to work. You have to get everything. If you need to attain, then have to kill away this body feeling to be a stone or steel. Then only you can attain. Can you be a steel?” he asks Duncan.
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Baba Ramdev Declines Haryana Govt's Cabinet Minister Status Offer; says "I am a Sannyasi"
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev declined Haryana government's offer of cabinet minister status on Tuesday and said that he don't want any ministerial post as his objective is to serve the humanity. "I am a sannyasi, service to humanity is my only objective. I am not looking for any ministerial position or status," Ramdev was quoted as saying in a TOI report.