|AHYMSIN newsletter, Issue - November 2011|
by Swami Veda Bharati
Mind, becalmed as a smooth flowing stream
That smooth mind stream flowing as the path of prana energy unblocked.
Mind stream flowing smooth through your entire person. From the Mount Kailash of the high Himalayas -- the seat of your mind.
From the Mount Kailash, of the high Himalayas, of the seat of your mind, a flowing consciousness stream like a cool shower cleansing, washing, soothing, enlivening every cell of your body all the way down to the seat of your body and the soles of your feet.
A cleansing, purifying River of Light -- the Ganga of the mind,
Feel the sanctifying flow of this River of Light from the seat of your mind, to the seat upon which you sit.
And from your adhara to the seat of your mind, a subtle, sacred flow of consciousness, divine life, mind, mantra, prana, breath.
Having purified your entire body-like mountain, transformed as a crystal-like mountain of light,
Now draw your attention to the pilgrimage of your ascent. Let your consciousness rise from the feet to the muladhara - your very earth.
From the earthly realm, now rise through the realms of:
Now dwell only in that sky-realm. From the realm of this antariksha akasha , the sky space of interior vision, ascend to swar-loka, heavenly realm above the space of the throat centre.
Dwell in the crystal-like mountain-top, the seat of your mind.
The divine infinite life force and consciousness sends forth the grace of the mantra to your mind, you heavenly seat.
Divine life, consciousness, mind-mantra, alone, as your true self.
No disturbance of the arising of thoughts or desires.
Make a sankalpa, a quiet sacred resolve to ever be this heaven dweller.
Dwelling in this swar-loka.
If you dwell here centered enough, deeply enough, long enough, it is the promise of the sages of the lineage that they will meet you here in the form of a conscious light.
Seek that union,
Maintaining the sankalpa, the resolve to ever be a heaven dweller,
Now, letting your prana-breath flow through your spine.
Now, letting your prana-breath flow through your nostrils.
Maintain the flow.
Remain the dweller of both worlds through the linkage of your breath, the linkage, the channel that brings the luminosity and the calm and purity of heaven into your senses.
Be in this quiet joy even with your eyes and other senses open;
Dwelling in the Crystalline mountain of your being.
Adapted Transcript of a Guided Meditation led for the Teachers Training Programme of the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International (AHYMSIN), held at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, on 18th July 2011 by Swami Veda Bharati
Swami Ritavan writes, “It truly was the inspiration for the pilgrimage that all began with this deep interior experience of the mountain-top of consciousness, the homeland of Being - the Virat-Atma.”
Tinyu Chen, Swami Ritavan, and Yoong took and led a pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash in October 2011.