Tuesday, August 05, 2008

How to feel God around you?

God is truth. Most of us believe in Him & have faith in Him. But how many of us have felt His presence around us? Is there any way to feel Him around us?

Yes, there is a simple way to feel His presence around us. For that just be alone in any place, in your room, home etc. Be sure that you are absolutely alone & no second person is there in that place with you. Now in that lonely place just sit comfortably, be silent without any sound around you. Now Just close your eyes & think about the universal consciousness. Just think that there is someone within you which is centre in your heart & is emanating in all directions in this universe from your heart. That omnipresent universal soul / consciousness has it's centre in your heart & is radiating in all this universe around you.

Now thinking about the universal consciousness in this way, just be silent for some time while closing your eyes & concentrate on the inner centre of your forehead. Practicing this way is only called meditating on the invisible energy present within this space. More & more practice of meditating in this way daily on this invisible energy present within this space shall give you peace of mind. Doing such meditation daily, you shall lose your ego / identity & only feel that omnipresent universal soul / consciousness around you. Once you feel that omnipresent universal soul / consciousness around you then that is the first perception of God. Doing daily mediation on that omnipresent universal consciousness, you shall be able to be one with that universal consciousness.

Below are some verses from Bhagwat Gita which illustrates the same:

"yogi yunjita satatam
atmanam rahasi sthitah
ekaki yata-cittatma
nirasir aparigrahah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 10)

"Sri Krishna said: A transcendentalist should always engage his body, mind and self in relationship with the God; he should live alone in a secluded place and should always carefully control his mind. He should be free from desires and feelings of possessiveness."

"suchau dese pratishthapya
sthiram asanam atmanah
naty-ucchritam nati-nicham

"tatraikagram manah kritva
upavisyasane yunjyad
yogam atma-vishuddhaye" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 11-12)

"Sri Krishna said: To practice yoga, one should go to a secluded place and should lay kusha grass on the ground and then cover it with a deerskin and a soft cloth. The seat should be neither too high nor too low and should be situated in a sacred place. The yogi should then sit on it very firmly and practice yoga to purify the heart by controlling his mind, senses and activities and fixing the mind on one point."

"samam kaya-siro-grivam
dharayann achalam sthirah
sampreksya nasikagram svam
disas chanavalokayan"

"prashantatma vigata-bhir
brahmachari-vrate sthitah
manah samyamya mac-citto
yukta asita mat-parah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 13-14)

"Sri Krishna said: One should hold one’s body, neck and head erect in a straight line and stare steadily at the tip of the nose. Thus, with an un-agitated, subdued mind, devoid of fear, one should meditate upon Me within the heart and make Me the ultimate goal of life."

"yunjann evam sadatmanam
yogi niyata-manasah
shantim nirvana-paramam
mat-samstham adhigacchati" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 15)

"Sri Krishna said: Thus practicing constant control of the body, mind and activities, the mystic transcendentalist, his mind regulated, attains to the kingdom of God."