Articles in the Spiritual Practices Category
The essential attitude for correct meditation is one of listening. The mind must be kept receptive.
The smooth, black stone in the Badrinath temple has upon it, in relief, an image of a yogi sitting in meditation pose. The image looks strikingly similar to the drawing of Mahavatar Babaji — in our Kriya Yoga tradition, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. It is said that the stone is not carved and that the image on it occurred naturally.
To learn to interiorize one’s awareness completely can take many years, but even small progress in breath control can mean a great deal. The corresponding improvement in mental control could help you stay calm amid severe trials, to heal others with peace and kindness, and to concentrate successfully on your work.