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Why Meditate?

Swami Vivekananda

• Within there is the lion -- the eternally pure, illumined and ever-free Atman; and directly one realises Him through meditation and concentration, this world of Maya vanishes.

• The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation. In meditation we divest ourselves of all material conditions and feel our divine nature. We do not depend upon any external help in meditation.

• The greatest thing is meditation. It is the nearest approach to spiritual life -- the mind meditating. It is the moment in our daily life that we are not material -- the soul thinking of Itself, free from all matter -- this marvellous touch of the Soul.

• Samadhi is the property of every human being -- nay, every animal. From the lowest animal to the highest angel, some time or other, each one will have to come to that state, and then and then alone, will real religion begin for him. Until then we only struggle towards that stage.

• Each one of the steps to attain Samadhi has been reasoned out, properly adjusted, scientifically organised, and when faithfully practised, will surely lead us to the desired end. Then will all sorrows cease, all miseries vanish; the seeds for actions will be burnt, and the soul will be free for ever.

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Meditation on Earth and Life: >>

Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And help Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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