Swarupapriya: meditation in the dark


meditating in the dark can sometimes bring  the same results of a shortish version of dark retreat. Swarupapriya speaks of her discovery of the blessings of darkness meditations and her suggestions for others to experience.


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Swarupapriya

Uploaded on Nov 7, 2011

At thirteen, I decided to overcome a fear of the dark by forcing myself to look deeply into it meditatively.

What happened as a result of that impromptu darkness meditation was not only an intense release of the fear, but also, a beautiful darshan of Maha Kali- the Hindu Dark Mother Goddess, herself.

From then on, my understanding of life, individuality, religion and meditation has grown and expanded beyond anything I could have imagined before.

This video, and the story of the meditation within it, is for anyone interested in overcoming the fear of darkness, and anyone seeking a connection with Kali Ma.


Drop Your Fear of the Unknown: A Guided Meditation on Darkness
Published on Dec 13, 2012
So many wonder why they find themselves at a spiritual plateau, unable to progress with prayer, meditation and the evolution of life’s path towards oneness with God. Fear of the unknown is that which stifles us and holds us back. To overcome this fear, we must be willing to look deeply within our own selves, without hesitation, and without the frills and distractions so often used as crutches in life. The dark represents our own inner space, unseen and uncharted. The fear of the dark is the fear of the self within the self. Overcoming the fear of the dark means being able to look within, and attain the state of pure understanding necessary to live the ideal life, free of egoic resistance against progress.

Uploaded on Jan 14, 2008

From the works of living enlightened master Paramahamsa Nithyananda. In this clip taken from the discourses, “Power of Darkness” and “Inner Darkness”, Swamiji gives us a beautiful understanding of meditating on darkness. Darkness is the mother energy on which the whole world is moving. Connecting with darkness will completely remove all fears of death, depression. Swamiji tells us that by meditating on darkness one can get to a thoughtless state since thoughtlessness is colorlessness. In this clip Swamiji describes two techniques of Shiva to meditate on darkness. The technique requires us to experience the deep sleep state with awareness. He tells us that when we add awareness to deep sleep we fall into the state of Samadhi or enlightenment.

 

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