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Title: Meditation of the "I Am Activity"
Post by: kashiraja on Sep 17, 2009 09:13 pm
The first years on my spiritual path, until I learned the SRF techniques I followed (or better I tried to follow, because the instruction was not all clear to me) the instructions given in the

“Original Unveiled Mysteries” http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/um/index.htm (http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/um/index.htm)

by Godfre Ray King, which I paste here:

"The individual—through his control of the outer consciousness—must make the effort to rise out of this condition by his own free will—in order to transcend these limitations—permanently—and no one can hope to rid his life and world of misery, discord, and destruction—until he leashes his own thought and feeling. In this way—he refuses to let the Life—flowing through his mind and body—become qualified by the discord—resulting from every little disturbing occurrence in the world about him.
"At first—such discipline does require determined, continuous effort—for the thoughts and feelings—of ninety-five per cent of humanity—run as uncontrolled and free—as a little tramp dog.
p. 11
"However—no matter how much effort it takes to bring these two activities under control—it is worth any amount of time and energy expended—and no Real—Permanent—Dominion—of one's Life and world can take place without it. It will be my pleasure and privilege to teach you the use of these Higher Laws, and their application will enable you to release True Wisdom and bring about All Perfection.
"The first step to the control of yourself—is the stilling of all outer activity—of both mind and body. Fifteen to thirty minutes—at night before retiring and in the morning before beginning the day's work—using the following exercise—will do wonders for anyone—who will make the necessary effort.
"For the second step:—make certain of being undisturbed, and after becoming very still—picture and feel your body enveloped in a Dazzling White Light. The first five minutes—while holding this picture—recognize—and feel intensely—the connection between the outer self and Your Mighty God Within—focusing your attention upon the heart center—and visualizing it—as a Golden Sun.
"The next step is the acknowledgment:—'I now joyously accept—the Fulness of the Mighty God Presence—the Pure Christ.' Feel—the Great Brilliancy of the 'Light' and intensify It—in every cell of your body for at least ten minutes longer.
p. 12
"Then close the meditation by the command:—I am a Child of the 'Light'—I Love the 'Light'—I Serve the 'Light'—I Live in the 'Light'—I am Protected, Illumined, Supplied, Sustained by the 'Light,' and I Bless the 'Light'.
"Remember always—'One becomes—that—upon which he meditates'—and since all things have come forth from the 'Light'—'Light'—is the Supreme Perfection—and Control—of all things.
"Contemplation and adoration of the 'Light' compels Illumination to take place in the mind—health, strength, and order to come into the body—and peace, harmony, and success to manifest in the affairs of every individual—who will really do it, and seeks to maintain it.

Title: Re: Meditation of the "I Am Activity"
Post by: Katze on Sep 19, 2009 04:27 am

You mentioned this was the meditation you followed until you got the SRF techniques. May I ask, do you still do this meditation or are the SRF meditation techniques the only ones that you use ?

I was just wondering about what you think, if there might be benefits to combining meditations, for example, using one technique in the morning and a different technique in the evening ? Or is it best to stick with one kind of  meditation technique ?

Into Blue

Title: Re: Meditation of the "I Am Activity"
Post by: kashiraja on Sep 23, 2009 10:52 pm
Hi Into Blue,
From the day I first read this passage of “Unveiled Mysteries” I set the routine of meditating regularly and I had some wonderful experiences with this outline. With the time I took other elements in from other sources or my intuition (trial and error, I Am activity doesn’t stress meditation). 
So, when I began receiving the SRF techniques I had a routine made up from different sources, just according to what I felt was good for me and most efficient.

With receiving more and more SRF techniques I abandoned more and more of these techniques. When I started with Kriya proper my former outline was completely replaced. I always look for good meditation instructions, but till now I never found anything better, than what I received from Yogananda.

But some years ago I felt that the effects from my meditation practice wasn’t as pleasing as I would have it and as I expected it. I did not know what to do.

So last year, I was volunteering at a Shivanda-Ashram (Yoga-Vidya) and learned a lot of the general Yogi routine of vedic India. Attending a seminar Chakra-Meditation brought me to the book “Kundalini Tantra” ( you can read this book here http://www.eng.vedanta.ru/library/kundalini_tantra/contents.php) form Swami Satyananda Saraswati (Bihar Yoga School).

I followed the meditation outline of that book, which meant working with different techniques on one chakra for a whole month before going to the next chakra. I combined these techniques with the SRF technique and the results were rather satisfying.

Today I am back with my old SRF techniques and I practice them without any other technique (except my Hatha-Yoga Asanas) - but on a higher level and much more effective.
Having a bit on the side, for a while, revealed to be rather merciful to me.

On the other hand I have to admit, that last year I began reading “God talks with Arjuna” and later I thoroughly revised the SRF techniques. This too had rather beneficial effects on my meditation results.

In summery I would say, if you practice all the SRF techniques (Energizing, Hong Sau, Om Meditation, Kriya Techniques, Yoti Mudra, Maha Mudra) that’s enough for reaching heaven in one lifetime. But if you look back on some years of practice and you haven’t made a progress that is satisfying you, it might be well to look around s.th., trying s.th. new.