The purpose of meditation is to bring about harmony between mind, body and spirit. The harmony already exists; all it requires is conscious recognition and experience. What is meant by experiencing harmony? The answer is simple; to be at peace with yourself; to the extent that whatever problems come you remain peaceful. It is like Kipling’s poem “IF” – everything can go mad and haywire around you, yet you are able to preserve your peace and tranquillity.

That is what meditation aims to achieve through the systematic process of taking your mind to the deeper layers inside. You automatically draw peace from the stillness within. Though this only requires quieting the mind, that is not all that happens.

By activating this inner resource in your daily life, you begin living in compliance with the harmonious laws of nature. These harmonious laws are the truest reflection of the indescribable God. Through bringing this inner resource, the inner energy, into your waking state of life, it then becomes a spontaneous process – you live God!

……. Gururaj Ananda Yogi

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