Sadhviji’s Divine Satsang: Meditation and More Meditation, Suffering and Ending It All
Meditation formed the foundation of tonight’s inspiring Divine Satsang from the Sacred Garden at Parmarth Niketan, as questions from our global family abroad and at Home focused on this most-important of spiritual practices.
First, a seeker from outside of Rishikesh shared that he has been meditating and feeling better as a result, but can’t seem to maintain the focus after a time. Then, a devotee in the Sacred Garden asked how we begin to meditate, and what the first thing it is that we need to do when we start a spiritual path. And, a brilliant eleven year-old (but older soul and future Vedic scholar) wondered if meditation is really necessary to stay on your spiritual path, since Lord Krishna says in the Gita that all we need to do is Karm Yoga. Which was followed by a well-timed question about quieting the mind – an essential part of the meditation process. Listen to the entire programme for a brilliant overview of the meditation process – how to initiate it, how to maintain it…and, even how to perfect it.
Closing out this beautiful session were two questions from a seeker in attendance in the Sacred Garden, the first being why there has to be suffering, and whether it was permissable to just “end it all” to avoid having to face that suffering. Finally, this beautiful spirit wondered if it’s okay to leave things behind, or if we just have to face it again as a form of karmic debt. Watch and listen to Sadhviji’s incredibly powerful responses to both of these heart-felt questions!