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Audio Recording on “Meditation as Mother” by Swami Veda Bharati

Transcript of “Meditation as Mother” by Swami Veda Bharati

Only a joyful mind immersed in the beauty of the ever-present facets and faces of the Divine Mother can meditate. A mind laden with anguish, sorrow, anger is not yet a vessel that has been prepared for meditation. Therefore, in your daily life, endeavour to make your mind joyful and beautiful, resonating to the floods of the waves upon waves of joy and beauty that touch you, course through you, pass through you at every instant. Remember that your sense of individuation is a myth to be discarded and that which you have discarded as a myth and that is the awareness of the totality and unity of the indivisible, undivided universal consciousness has to become a reality for you. Learn instant by instant to dip into your share in the ocean of joy. And the aliveness and the awareness of the universal conscious reality because of its fullness is wanting nothing. Therefore, it is all joy, all bliss, bliss, all completeness, purnam, purnam, purnam.

It is the flavourful essence, rasa, the juice of the very being of the universe, whose custodian is the Mother Deity, the Divine Mother, Shree, who is the resort and refuge of all forms and facets, of all thoughts and sentiments, of the power of will, power of knowledge, power of creativity. Lalita, the tender, the gentle one. Tripurasundari, the beauty of the three realms. She whose name is beauty, whose faces are the forms. She is not the beauty of the faces; the faces are the forms of that force called the Great Mother named Beauty.

Know yourself to be as a particle of her being, her wave, the wave of fullness, of joy, of bliss, of completeness, of totality, of consciousness, indivisibility of life force passing through you like the mother’s mind wave, prana wave. And nourishment coursing in her body passes through the foetus, so sheltered, so protected, so guided, so having no cause for anguishing fear. Be nourished on this wave. Know yourself to be the wave of the fullness of life immersed in the beauty of the ever-present facets and faces of the Divine Mother and meditate. A mind laden with anguish, sorrow, anger is not yet a vessel that has been prepared for meditation.

Therefore, in your daily life, endeavour to make your mind joyful and beautiful, resonating to the floods of the waves upon waves of joy and beauty that touch you, course through you, pass through you at every instant. Remember that your sense of individuation is a myth to be discarded. And that which you have discarded as a myth, and that is the awareness of the totality and unity of the indivisible, undivided Universal Consciousness has to become a reality for you. The wave of the ocean of consciousness and perfection, which is everywhere, as far as you can stretch the vision from your third eye in the form of a ray emanating in all directions.

Let your awareness catch hold of this breath principle, whose wave is interwoven with the wave of prana, coursing through your entire individuated continuum of the breath and prana, through your entire body and you gently bring your hands down.

And I join my palms before my heart and bow my head, with all the love of the heart, with all the power of action in the hands, with all thought in the head, I give you the love of the Himalayan lineage and worship the divinity, whose wave flows within you. God bless you.


Editor’s Note:

The audio and transcript of this special meditation was shared by Swami Ritavan Bharati.