Best Mind Meditation Technique
Most Advanced Yoga Meditation
Mastery of Meditation & Yoga now has almost 400 articles, detailing a wide range of simple and advanced yoga & meditation techniques, along with other insightful articles for helping you achieve your highest potential in life. The techniques work on everything from your mind, body to spirit. While some of these techniques are suitable for beginner’s others, are quite advanced and should be approached with respect and intelligence. Of course, appropriate details are included in the respective articles, so you can design a personal program suitable to your level and capacity.
With regard to meditation specifically, the website has mind meditation techniques, mantra meditation techniques, yoga meditations, breath meditation, concentration meditations, etc, etc. Given so many techniques have been detailed, I have tried many way to organize the website so that you can quickly and easily find the meditation technique suitable to you. Towards this end, I have put together the Meditation Techniques article, where you will find selected meditations categorized by purpose, there is also of course the Free Online Guided Meditation E-book, which has video demonstrations along with written details, and there is also the meditation category and relevant sub-categories. What this article is for, is to point out one specific meditation hidden amongst all the others. This is a very powerful mind meditation technique and I consider it the best and most advanced meditation known to man.
Most Advanced Mind Meditation Technique
The meditation that I am referring to is the Silent Mind Meditation Technique. I have explained the meditation in that chapter and don’t want to repeat that here, so please go through it there for the details of this meditation. This meditation technique is really an extension of the work of J. Krishnamurti and is the meditation I stumbled upon during my early days of practice, more than 20 years ago now. The Silent Mind Meditation Technique is an attempt to frame the art of mind meditation and make it easier to understand and especially, easier to practice. It is essentially the process one goes through when one is watching the mind, and comprehending thoughts from moment to moment via direct perception.
The Silent Mind Meditation Technique is part of the overall Silent Mind Meditation Program, which has received stellar feedback by those of you with the passion and persistence to complete it. This meditation though can certainly be practiced independently and can be integrated into any personal meditation program. This is the meditation technique I practice till today. It is the only direct approach to Enlightenment, explained in How to Attain Enlightenment. When I wish for an indirect technique, the other mind meditation technique I practice is the Zen Meditation Technique or Zazen.
Understanding the Silent Mind Meditation Technique
When I first began working with the Silent Mind Meditation Technique, I was not involved deeply with yoga and was not intimately familiar with Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. But, yesterday when I wrote the article on Samyama (Samyama & Psychic Development Tools) and was explaining how it is the concurrent application of Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (absorption), it occurred to me suddenly that this is the very thing that I had discovered with the Silent Mind Meditation Technique, and that this was really the process I was trying to explain when I was creating the framework for this method. Needless to say I was quite amused by this epiphany.
Here looking at the Silent Mind Meditation Technique from Sage Patanjali’s point of view.
Silent Mind Meditation Steps 1, 2, 3 & 4 are Dharana or Concentration:
They require you to focus your mind unequivocally on the fact you have decided to pursue. This is the concentration portion of the meditation.
Silent Mind Meditation Steps 4, & 5 are Dhyana or Meditation:
Here I call it Crytallization, where Patanjali calls it unbroken flow of awareness. This is the phase where you are, without missing a beat, comprehending directly the story behind each thought from moment to moment. You will notice that step 4 is repeated here and is also a part of the mental concentration portion. This is not a mistake, it is because Dharana continues into Dhyana. In other words, concentration continues, even as comprehension (or insight) starts to flow.
Silent Mind Meditation Steps 6 & 7 are Samadhi or Enlightenment:
As Patanjali also explains, all you can do is Dharana & Dhyana, as Samadhi comes on it’s own. So it is with the Silent Mind Meditation Technique, whereby intelligence starts to see, without a shadow of a doubt, that the source of all the problems is the mind itself. This then leads the mind to negative itself from moment to moment, and what is left then, is unadulterated Silence, Truth and Absolute Reality. Put it another way, the mind stills itself of thoughts, so that awareness is then able to shift to that which is beyond time, space and duality.
Summary of Best Mind Meditation Technique:
Another epiphany that just took place, is that Sage Patanjali defines the objective of Yoga as the science to still the mind of thoughts. Well, in that case the Silent Mind Meditation Techniques is true Yoga, for it is the process of mind meditation which leads to this very state. The state of having no waves in the mind. When the mind is not, the projected reality is not, then that which is, IS.
If you have undertaken the practice of the Silent Mind Meditation Technique and are having difficulties, do check out the Hints and Tips Chapter of the Silent Mind Meditation Program. Finally, as I have tagged this as the most advanced meditation and best of all mind meditations, it is unlikely you will master it overnight, so give it some time and stick to it. The rewards are indescribable.