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Editor's Note: In all seriousness, this post makes an important point that you can leave Maharaji behind and still receive the benefits from meditating. No, we aren't going to call it Practice because we're going to call it what it is, MEDITATION!


Sun, May 09, 1999 at 00:38:02 (EDT)








A boring life
Why don't you try to stop practising the techniques for a while? Don't you think that would be an good experiment? You would be completely free from any type of control.

Why should I? I get something out of them. This is only a recent development though. When I was a premie, meditating was more of a holy ritual, a summons to perform my divine duty, than it was to just relax for awhile. Of course, in that respect, when I felt it was a necessary ritual for spiritual growth, the meditation failed me. Now I see it's a good means to relax. Why would I give that up? I also meditate only when I want to, for as long as I want to. It works better that way. This fifteen minutes of this than fifteen minutes of that only makes meditation a burdensome bore.

No, Tia, I finally learned how to make k work for me, no thanks to Maharaji. I no longer see any reason to give it up. I had stopped practicing for awhile and felt better when I did. But now I've started up again on my own terms, without a need to find God, or make the seed grow, or any of that stuff. It just helps me to relax. For as long as it does that, I'll keep practicing.

I am free from control.

There are other types of meditation techniques and ways to discover your soul.

I know, and I use to enjoy them more than k. Maybe that's because I never used them to 'discover my soul', just to relax. When I want to discover my soul I listen to Stevie Ray Vaughn play guitar.

5 Brighter than 1000 suns as seen through night vision goggles
4 As bright as the lights on Maharaji's jet
3 As bright as a 60 watt light bulb
2 As bright as a pile of burning ghi on a swinging arti tray
1 As bright as the inner light as seen by the third eye