Strengthen Yourself for Meditation
A strong mind and body is fit for meditation. A juggling mind and a diseased or low energy body cannot meditate with ease. Some are of the belief that in order to meditate, nothing much is required and this is a free man’s or any man’s job. Rather, meditation and its continual practice is for the most disciplined and strong persons. Not just external strength but internal strength is also required for meditation. A jitendriya purusha can only be a real sadhaka and by jitendriya we mean a person who has all his indriyas under his control. And purusha is the one who makes prakriti go around, this term is not gender specific but quality specific.
For meditation, the karmas have also got to be in the direction of the Parama Prakash. Performing all kinds of nefarious or corrupt activities one cannot reach that transcendental ocean. With a feeling of God within, one begins sincerely and simply with no knowledge of that Absolute. Sheer grit and discipline take one forward on the path but till one remains in the gross level, the human strife and struggles of a daily life are the greatest hurdles. A samsarik individual is a stronger person on this path than a sadhu in an ashram because balancing this samsara with the quest to attain Brahman is a bigger challenge than faced in any other situation.
Great concentration, greater than required in a professional job or business is the acumen of a yogi. A stressed person, worrying nature, impatience do not take one far on this path. A Guru takes care of all the mental afflictions, temptations but the sadhak’s or seeker’s resolution is a must for unless He or she resolves to realise their inner self . Sincerity, clarity, faith, surrender , control, all are required in equal measures on the path of meditation.
Unless filled with undying love which is also an attribute of the strong as against the belief that love is the quality of the week; only this undying love for the higher Light can take one forward on the meditative path. Furthermore, the meditative person needs to see beyond with his sookshma drishti, almost like using telescope and binoculars. Even when physically you have nothing to go ahead with! That’s the greatest challenge of human life, yet a challenge that interestingly and eventually shows you what the world can’t see, what the external does not have, what is beyond human imagination, that hiranyagarbha, that blue pearl can also be reached by an alive, energetic, ego less, strong warrior, a suryavanshi. Being desire-less and yet achieving is the strength of a sadhak.