Question: Sir, could you please compare what is told in Bhagavad-Gita about meditation and that followed in Vethathiriam?
Answer: Bhagavad-Gita describes how to sit for meditation and on what to sit and where to sit. It talks about the nature of mind and the importance of subduing it to practise meditation. It advises a yogi (meditator) to concentrate on a single object to control the thoughts and activities of senses and then fix the eyes and the mind steadily between the eyebrows, and observe celibacy. It says that a mediator should treat everything and everyone equally and should have a balanced mind always.
It insists a mediator to be moderate in eating, recreation, working, sleeping, and waking. It declares that the one who is absorbed in the Supreme self and perceives everything is in the self and the self is in everything is the self realized yogi. So, he will feel others pain as his pain. Supreme bliss comes to a Self-realized yogi whose mind is tranquil, whose desires are under control, and who is free from sin.
Bhagavad-Gita gives good theories about meditation. You can listen to the theory for hours together. But without practical sessions there will be of no use with mere theoretical knowledge. Though it is said to fix the mind in between eyebrows, it will be very much difficult to practise it without the help/touch of a Guru. A Guru is a technician who knows both theory and practical. Vethathiri Maharishi is such a technician who has given concepts as well as techniques.
He has modified certain rules according to the modern age and devised many meditation techniques other than Agna meditation to purify the mind and attain self realization. He has given Kaya Kalpa Yoga and Introspection techniques to streamline sexual energy and mind. He has explained the Divine state and its transformation scientifically so that one can attain enlightenment easily.
He has trained many masters to initiate new comers and teach the philosophy so that his service should continue after him too. Hence, we can say that Vethathiriam is the modern Bhagavad-Gita.
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Venkatesh - Bangalore
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