Visions or Illusions

THE Sanskrit word “Dharana” is defined as “the intense and perfect concentration of the mind upon some one interior object.”

This intense focus should “be accompanied by complete abstraction from everything pertaining to the external Universe, or the world of the senses.”

Further, The Voice of the Silence instructs its students: “from the stronghold of your Soul, chase all your foes away—ambition, anger, hatred, e’en to the shadow of desire—when even you have failed.”

Whenever the Voice of the Silence, or the Bhagavad-Gita, refer to “killing” or “slaying,” this is to be understood a primarily metaphors for control over our physical senses and intellect—and resolving past karma.

Dharana, or focused meditation, is all about slowing the ‘mental noise,’ or what is called the ‘monkey mind,’ and to regain our lost rulership.


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2 responses to “Visions or Illusions

  1. Jeffrey Hogsten

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  2. Thanks TW,

    Peter Russell’s ‘Letting Go’ – is simple and true, that our wanting something else, the spiritual experience, the mystic insight, the next stage… is just what stops us from seeing what we really are.

    Nice work, power to your elbow!
    the AQ Editors


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