Introduction to Meditation

Buddha on Mountain

Mediation has long been the corner stone for many esoteric traditions, it is often referred to as ‘the daily bread’ in the sense that it leads the practitioner to a state of contemplation, a profound interior state of self-revelation that leads one to discover their authentic nature, beyond the human form. At the entrance of the Shrine of the Oracle of Delphi in Greece it states ‘Know thyself, then thou shalt know the Universe and the Gods” Meditation is the doorway to this occult (hidden) gateway that lies dormant within each and every individual, this has and will always be the objective of meditation, to provide individuals the means to discover their interior nature and the means in which to realise it.

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Over the course of time though as Meditation has transitioned from the Orient to the Occident, it’s interpretation has been altered and the spiritual component that has always been present has either been deluded or completely lost. We see this technique being employed now by major medical institutions and in various professional fields as a mean to relieve stress, preoccupations and as a mechanism to cope with the demands of modern life. However, Meditation was never intended for this purpose, the practice of Mo-Chao (Sirene Reflection/Meditation) as it is known in the Orient exists so practitioners reach the centre of their mind to encounter the Rigpa (our Interior Divinity). How this works logistically is that within the centre of the mind exists the Pituitary Gland, in the Orient this Gland is known as the Crown/Sahasrara Chakra and this gland is the size of a pea, but irrespective of its size it’s incredibly potent, commonly referred to medical circles as the Master Gland. The Pituitary Gland controls the function of the Endocrine System and this system is responsible for the secretion of hormones that impulse us. The Pituitary Gland is responsible for regulating our body temperature, blood pressure, which controls our heart rate thus either simulating or relaxing activity within our system . The Endocrine System is comprised of the: Pituitary Gland, Pineal Gland, Hypothalamus, Thyroid Gland, Thymus, Pancreas, Adrenal Glands and our Reproductive Organs.

As we begin to Meditate and move towards the centre of the mind, towards the Rigpa we begin harmonising the Pituitary Gland, which then has a knock on effect on the system. The Pituitary Gland harmonies the Endocrine System, which then releases hormones and secretions that are of a relaxing vibratory nature, which produces the state of relaxation. As soon as we disengage from the practice of meditation the vibratory nature changes as we begin to be stimulated by impressions of life, which are of an unstabilizing nature. If we treat meditation in the light of wanting to achieve relaxation to combat the stresses and frustrations of modern life, then we won’t experience the full potential of meditation, meditation will simply become a measure of offsetting physical symptoms and it will become completely devoid of  any spiritualism.

The physical effects that are experienced during the practice are only the tip of the iceberg of what can be achieved in meditation.In the Orient the Monks that inhabit the Himalayan Region have the capacity to fully control their Pituitary Gland/Crown Chakra and are able to regulate their body temperature to the point where they are able to dry sopping wet towels in sub-zero temperatures: Monks and Science and beyond that these monks are able to enter into a spiritual ecstasy, where they escape their physical body and experience the wonders of the occult world. Meditation is much more than a kind of meta-physical chiropractor. When meditation is practiced in conjunction with the spiritual component we connect with the spirit of the practice and begin to encounter a world once unknown to us.

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