How to Meditate? What is the essence of Meditation, Meditative Absorption - VaSi Yoga, SiVa Yogam Lay Yoga, Amanaska Yoga.
People practice various types of yoga and believe there are various techniques to meditate. People visualise a lot and imagine a lot. Yet, what meditation is remains a mystery for them.
The wise one say that they remain in meditation all the time. How does meditation happen and what can be done?
Meditation is a fruit and not the practice. Meditation is the equanimous being, and one can know meditation if one knows yoga.
The Yoga and meditation are one and the same experience of equanimous blissful "empty of self" being, where one is absolutely content, thoughtless and emotionally equanimous - meaning neutral. Yet thoughts are waves.. and thoughtlessness means that thoughts might still appear extremely slowly or become very subtle and only visions-like. This experience of meditative being is a beginner's one.
True meditation (dhyana or samadhi) is a state of equanimous being, where one is absorbed into this blissful equanimous being. One's body vibrates bliss and dissolves into it. People may describe one and the same experience differently and thus, there are many interpretations and as if, many schools and ideas upon the subject. Yet, the experience is one and the same for all, with only difference in intensity, duration and depth of absorption. This depth is measured by intensity and absorption into this empty so to speak being, which is felt as blissful yet empty for the phenomenal reality - nothingness.
True experience of Absorption - Meditation or equanimous being - laya, vasi, amanaska yoga is only possible due to the awakening to self or the awakening after spiritual initiation - Shaktipat. The purpose of Shaktipat is to bring up an experience of Amanaska absorption - yoga in an adept and make him/her realise the difference between the state of absorption into the phenomenal reality (outwardly) and the actual reality of unconditional self - Being (within abiding and containing everything within self - within one's own space of self).
From this moment on, the adept's journey towards that actual Reality of Self begins. The journey is illusionary in itself, yet it feels like a moment of transiting between the points of conditional self-being (phenomenal reality of self) and the unconditional equanimous self-being. Cultivation of unconditional equanimous, blissful being eventually leads to self-refinement and establishment in that being. It leads one to self-perfection, inner freedom from distortions and conditionings of a gross-emotional nature, cultivation of one's light essence - immortal light body, and eventually may culminate in one's physical immortality and further evolution out of the earthly plane. - Jivanmukti