Just jump into it.

When we sit to meditate, we just need to jump into the practice. That is, we get into the action of ‘just watching’.

As Babaji says,

“Always an action has to happen into what you are supposed to do. Just like you stand on the banks of a river, ‘I have to jump, I have to jump, let me jump, how do I jump?’ You just jump! Stop these three things, ‘I have to jump, and how do I jump, and when do I jump?’ Stop these three things and just jump. 

So like that here, the technology is, you don’t have to keep asking yourself, ‘I should not recognize, I should not analyze’. Don’t think like that – just watch. If you are watching then you are not analyzing, then you are not thinking. 

So use the eyeballs to steadily watch the front portion [with eyes closed]. When you are watching, when the thoughts come, don’t think anything about that thought.”

Eventually as we go on practising in this way everyday, the mind can become purified and quiet.

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Always living happily in the world (short video)

Mental health is so important. Just like we take care of the physical health of the body, we need to take care of the mind also with proper exercises.

As Babaji says,
“It is through the mind that we can either be happy or unhappy, mature or immature, intelligent or an idiot”. So practicing to control this mind is vital. Then we can become mature in our behaviour, think of a larger cause, how others are affected by our actions rather than thinking selfishly, and also know the secrets of one’s own mind. Then we can always live happily.

Indeed, happiness is our ‘existence right’, as Babaji says. If we are losing happiness, then somewhere we are not doing something right. That needs to be rectified. Through a regular practice of meditation as we properly apply the technique to ‘just watch’,  all such wrong habits can be cleared up – we can become healthy and happy in mind.

Watch Babaji explain in this short video below:
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A separate world is sitting in the mind

In our daily lives, we go on making judgements about things. We conclude ‘this is it’, ‘this is bad’, or ‘this is good’, without trying to understand that it is simply an imagination in the mind. When we make a judgement, it gets absorbed in the mind as an imprint. For us, that is now the fundamental truth. The more we go on making judgements, the more imprints we acquire in the mind which shapes our behavioural structure; how we think and act in the world. So we have created a separate world inside our mind with these judgements that we go on making. We become stubborn in our thinking, and this can make the mind go out of our control.

Babaji recommends that with a regular meditation we can purify the mind of these imprints so that it comes under our control again. Peace and contentment can be regained naturally.

“Gradually you are able to control your mind.  You don’t let it go out of control.  You don’t allow it to go on imagining and making judgments as it wants.  You will wait and see always.  You are not in a rush to make a judgment. 

Those people who try to boast that they can judge immediately, often they become prejudicial. You can see in life, in society. They misjudge and try to create such circumstances of conflicts unnecessarily; a big conflict happens. One starts fighting with the other, one misunderstands the other and a big, huge conflict arises.

These types of things happen.  Sometimes countries also fight and go into conflict if there are misunderstandings.  So, both are unable to live peacefully.  So, that is what we need to avoid, need to be careful about.  This becomes possible for us if we practice spiritual sadhana.”

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Steady the eyeballs, steady the mind (short video)

In this technique of Jangama Meditation, the instruction is “Closing the eyes, focus the mind and sight inbetween the eyebrows”. Initially some may have a bit of trouble trying to keep the eyeballs on one point. That’s because the eyeballs tend to move parallelly always.

Babaji advises, “Remain relaxed, don’t get confused trying to locate this point.” “Even if both are at a distance, not coming immediately into the central point, no problem. First, steady the eyeballs so its movement stops for a while, that is more important.” When the eyeballs become steady they hold the mind there and the mind can stop.

This is important for the meditation to happen and the mind to become quiet and under control.

Making the eyeballs steady and keeping them still takes patience. If the mind runs off into thoughts, we gently bring it back, if it runs off, we gently bring it back. Slowly but surely, as we have that patience with ourselves, the mind starts to become more concentrated, steady and quiet.

Watch Babaji talk about keeping the eyeballs and mind steady in the short video below.
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Living life peacefully with the mind under control

Meditation Master Babaji explains how by analyzing and making a judgement about a thing, we absorb it as an imprint in the mind so that it stays in the mind and becomes a habit to stubbornly think in that way only.

You learn to keep the mind quiet by the practice of meditation. Otherwise, it absorbs an imprint suddenly. When it makes an analyzation, it makes a judgment also. It ends up doing that. Then it can become stubbornly a little bit egoistic. That is what is known as the rajasic nature of a person’s mind (raja means king). That means, once it decides “This is a foe”, the mind becomes stubborn like a king. “This is a foe.” “Why is he a foe? He need not be a foe, maybe he is something else, maybe a friend, or maybe just nothing. Why are you thinking that?”  “Because I am saying he is a foe.  How dare you tell me that he is not a foe!”  Like that it becomes egoistic. So, that is how it absorbs all these things.

All this happens finally if we do not take care of the health of the mind and keep it under our control. Like I have told, a railway engine needs to be kept under our control. If we lose that control, it can be dangerous or disastrous for whoever is inside or outside. In the same way for the human mind also, it becomes violent and such a person can become dangerous to others and disastrous to one’s own self.

Babaji advises if we can adopt the technique of meditation properly by just watching and not getting involved in any thought that comes up during meditation, we will be able to live in the world and execute whatever tasks we need to without absorbing imprints and becoming habitual in the mind.

 “Once the job is over, you will feel very peaceful and free and that thing won’t be sitting there, that won’t be playing in the mind.”

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Happiness is not in the object (short video)

“Happiness is not in the object. It is in your mind accepting and becoming quiet, getting satisfied for a while. That’s what gives you happiness actually.”

~ Shiva Rudra Balayogi

Meditation is the practice to make the mind quiet and achieve that real happiness. As we go on practising the technique of just watching, the mind becomes purified of all its habits. If we look for happiness in external objects all the time, our mind goes into cravings and thus we become unhappy. Through a daily practice of meditation we can enjoy the things of the world while at the same time knowing the limitations. Inner peace can come as the mind remains contented and happy in itself.

Click on the image below to watch Babaji talk about happiness. (1 minute short video)

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Gently, politely, in a relaxed way

Meditation Master Babaji gives advice on the importance of being patient with ourselves in our practice and not to be in a rush and force anything.

In meditation we should just relax and forget the outside world. If we keep putting in efforts just to watch and not get involved in any thought or vision that comes up, this mind can become quiet.  Slowly but surely we will gain the upper hand of our thoughts and imaginations and achieve peace.

“While trying to do sadhana, often seekers are likely to be in a rush and force it upon themselves. So after some time they are likely to become tired and give up sadhana. All that is required is to practice to remain quiet. The mind has lost its natural state of remaining quiet and consciously in the Self by getting into its own endless imaginations. Now all that is required is gently, politely, peacefully, in a relaxed way, just practice to remain quiet. More force and an unnecessary rush gives unhappiness and frustrations.”

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Overcoming worries

Getting into worries can become a habit in the mind which torments us and makes us lose our peace.

To remedy this, Meditation Master Babaji says,

Either one should be able to keep the mind quiet, or keep it positively engaged.

Otherwise the mind is liable to become a devil’s workshop; we can conjur up all sorts of worries which have no impact on the issue at hand and simply make us suffer unnecessarily.

Usually when the worries come, it confuses a person and your focus on the work you are trying to do gets affected.

With the regular practice of meditation, we can learn to cool this mind down and prevent it from going into worries easily. We can remain positive in a difficult situation and learn how to keep quiet without getting lost in our imaginations.

In so doing, we can navigate through life much better – we can focus properly on our work at hand without worrying about the outcome all the time, let go of things that happened in the past, and maintain that enjoyable peace within our mind.

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Watch Babaji talk about overcoming worries below.
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The two aspects of the mind: watching and thinking

As Meditation Master Babaji mentions in this short video below, there are two aspects to the mind, watching or thinking. If you thinking you cannot be watching; if you are watching you cannot be thinking.

‘Watching’ here means just applying our attention but not getting involved into any thought or imagination. All these thoughts are there in the mind because we are mentally holding onto them.

In meditation we practice watching so that the mind stops thinking. As Babaji says, all thoughts and visions disappear and what remains is the pure consciousness. At this final stage its conscious attention is now always to itself.

“In meditation, first you pay attention so that you’re just watching and you’re not doing anything. Then you become one with yourself, finally.”

Watch Babaji talk about the ‘two aspects of the mind, watching and thinking’ below.

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The ‘commanding circle’ (short video)

The Jangama meditation technique that is taught by Shiva Rudra Balayogi (Babaji) is one of the most ancient techniques of meditation.

The instruction is to concentrate the mind and sight inbetween the eyebrows and just watch there.

As Babaji says,

‘As long as the eyeballs are moving parallelly it gives a jerk to the mind also, making it to spin. So naturally, without harming the health of the brain, when the eyeballs can come together, it can hold the mind and it can totally silence the mind. So that is why this point between the eyebrows is also known as ‘agna chakra’ – ‘commanding circle’. When you are able to keep the mind here (inbetween eyebrows), you become the commander of the mind. Means you can hold, without thinking anything, hold on to the silence of the mind. That’s when you realise mind is trying to watch itself. In other words, you are trying to watch yourself.’

Thus all unnecessary, negative imaginations that take us away from peace can be washed away once and for all. Eventually, through dedicated practice, we become the commander, the master of the mind. We can be quiet in the mind when we want to be quiet. We wouldn’t be constantly sucked into our imaginations and becoming a victim of those imaginations.

Watch Babaji talk about the ‘commanding circle’ below.
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