What is dhyāna? – Chapter – 18

Guru says, “Child, is dhyāna only about sitting in the manner and position as prescribed in the scriptures or is there something more about dhyāna to be known?

 

Introspection and contemplation about one’s own creation and the form and shape of the self-luminous akshara in whose form he has been created in and the self-luminous akshara itself that is the seed for his own creation is the premise for dhyāna.

 

As I have said earlier, the self-luminous akshara becomes the guide to lead him to experience the unmanifest state of the self-luminous akshara and thereby lead him to immersion and absorption into the Supreme Self.

 

The contemplation and introspection and prayer to this self-luminous akshara which is the Self will help the created being to know, realize, perceive and understand the importance of the sadhana that has been prescribed for him.

 

This will help the created being to understand the need to contemplate on the inherent structure and composition of the self-luminous akshara and thereby understand the vastness of its expanse and subtlety of its nature.

 

The practice implemented and the guidance and instructions that follow from the self-luminous akshara are experienced by the created being through “intuition” that will lead to esoteric knowledge. As I have said earlier, it is the experience of the self-luminous akshara that has given rise to various interpretations of the Supreme Self.

 

Hence, the experience of the self-luminous akshara will differ for each and every created being as it is based on the creative differentials and the shape and form that the self-luminous akshara has taken.

 

Though the experience of the unmanifest state of the self-luminous akshara will differ for each created being, what is important to remember is that it will help to attain equanimity that will eventually lead to seeing the Self as existing within and as existing outside and all-pervading and thus, lead to immersion and absorption into the Supreme Self.”

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