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The Table of General Classification of the Types of Meditation

 

 
       A.           THE VARIED FORMS OF "MEDITATION" BEFORE A PERSON BECOMES AN ASPIRANT (SADHAKA)
B.
    FORMS   OF THE MEDITATION OF THE ASPIRANT
i
General   Meditation or the assimilation of the Divine Truth
    1
Philosophical thinking
2
Hearing a discourse from the Masters
3
Reading the written expositions of the Masters
ii
Specialized Meditation which selects some definite items of experience
1
Meditation concerned with the objects of experience
2
Meditation concerned with the subject of experience
3
Meditation concerned with mental operations
 C.  SAHAJ SAMADHI OR THE MEDITATION OF THOSE WHO ARE SPIRITUALLY PERFECT (SIDDHA)
    1     2
 NIRVANA OR           Absorption              NIRVIKALPA SAMADHI or Divinity in expression

 

 

The Real Doing

 

Doing something on one’s own is never the same as doing that same thing because the Master tells you to. Baba once explained this in an anecdote:

 

“One day a Perfect Master told a disciple to take a job, to do some service. The next day He told him, 'Don't do any a work, don't take a job.’ The third day the disciple was told to arrange to get married; on the fourth day the Master said 'Don’t marry.’ The disciple got confused and asked, 'But why do you keep wanting me to undo everything you order me to do?’ The Master explained: 'What you understand as doing is in fact undoing. Everything that you do by your own will is undoing. Everything that you do and undo by My Will is the real doing.’ ”

 

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