Thursday, October 18, 2012

An Easy Guide to Meditation

Several, several years ago I started my spiritual/healing/personal growth adventure after listening to Roy Eugene Davis speak.  Davis was a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and is the president and director of The Center for Spiritual Awareness.  That one event was life-changing for me.  Over the next couple of decades plus, I ventured into various aspects of this adventure and still find myself firmly on the path.  Over the last five or six years I have been revisiting Davis' and Yogananda's teaching, which has further served to introduce me to the philosophy of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Ramana Marharshi is a Buddha/Christ figure, in that like these Masters he realized full enlightenment without following a specific teaching, having a guru, or sticking to a prescribed path.  As such, his teaching is unique and sincere and there is not a single trace of ego-inflation.  His teaching is simple and direct and does not require anything from the practitioner other than sincerity.

I have been spending a lot of time with Ramana's teaching and his method of Atma Vichara, Self Inquiry.  Ramana's approach speaks to me like nothing has since that time back in the eighties when I first heard Mr. Davis speak.  However, I still find inspiration and much grounding and advice from the works of both Yogananda and Roy Eugene Davis.  To that end, I thought I would share one of Mr. Davis' books on meditation, available for free on the internet.  This is a really good book and is instructive regardless your favorite method of meditation, or even if you are a novice and don't have a favorite just yet.


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