Baba on Meditation
Jyoti Meditation -
Have a lamp with a
bright steady flame or a candle before you. Sit in the
Padmasana posture or any other comfortable asana in front
of the flame. Look at the flame steadily. Then closing
your eyes, try to feel the flame inside you, between your
eye brows. From there let it descend down into the lotus
of your heart, in the centre of the chest, illumining the
it enters the heart, imagine that the petals of the lotus
bud open out, one by one, bathing every thought, feeling,
emotion and impulse in the light and so removing darkness
there. There is no space now for darkness to take refuge.
It has to flee before the flame.
Imagine that the light
becomes wider, bigger and brighter. Let it pervade the
limbs; now these limbs can never more deal in dark,
suspicious and wicked activities. These have become
instruments of light and love.
Let the light reach up
to the tongue and falsehood, slander and spite vanish
from it. Let it rise up to the eyes and the ears and
destroy all the dark desires therein. Let your head be
surcharged with light and all the wicked thoughts flee
therefrom, for these are the denizens of darkness.
Imagine that light in you more and more intensely and it
will become so. Let it shine all around you and let it
spread from you in ever widening circles, taking in your
loved ones, your kith and kin, your friends and
companions, your enemies and rivals, strangers, all
living beings, the entire world. Stay on in that thrill
of witnessing light. If you are adoring God in any form,
now try to visualise that form in the all pervasive
light, for light is God and God is light.