Real meditation is always spontaneous, you don't have to do it. If you do then ego comes that I am meditating, I am concentrating but what is that 'I'? If you don't realize soul and you say I am doing then that is ego
Chanting mantras, doing yoga and meditation, chakra meditation, fasting, penance, meditating upon a light, concentrating on breath and kundalini yoga are all tools that are used to keep the mind and inner complainers in control. These are merely tools until one attains Self Realization, they are not the ultimate goal. There are various health benefits of yoga however, a person will experience peace for the duration he remains engrossed in these practices and when they are over, he is back to where he started. Therefore, the mind never comes in his control. When the mind remains constantly under control, it can be considered cured.
In contrast, when you reach a state of absolute unaffectedness amidst all stresses within the thoughts, speech and actions you have achieved nirvikalp samadhi. Only a Gnani Purush is in such samadhi where no mental or physical circumstances can affect Him. He is the one who can place the true Meditation of the Self in your hands by gracing you with Knowledge of the Soul.
Let us learn more about yoga and meditation from the Gnani Purush Param Pujya Dadashri.
Q. What are different types of yoga and meditation?
A. Four types of yoga Questioner: Can a person make progress through different yoga practices... Read More
Q. Why I can't meditate (do dhyan) and how to be attentive?
A. The only thing the Lord asks is whether You were attentive (in dhyan) or inattentive (bedhyan).... Read More
A. Questioner: How can we control the mind? Dadashri: The mind can never be controlled. The mind is... Read More
Q. How to meditate and explain true meditation (spiritual meditation)?
A. People sit to meditate, but do they have a goal in mind? They haven't even visualized the goal, so... Read More
Q. What are the benefits of mantra meditation?
A. The Thundering Roar Of The Trimantra Many people recite the mantra quietly in their mind but at... Read More
Q. What is Om and meditation of Om (aum/Omkar) ?
A. Exact understanding of Om Questioner: Dada, what is Om? Dadashri: Om is to recite the Navkar... Read More
Q. What is Kundalini, chakras and What happens in Kundalini awakening ?
A. What is Kundalini? Questioner : What do they mean when they say that one can see a light (prakash)... Read More
A. Can yoga extend the life span? Questioner : Can a person live thousands of years through... Read More
Q. Can yoga practice (raj-yoga) help in attaining Self-realization?
A. Yoga Practices and Self-Realization Questioner: Can one attain darshan (vision) of the absolute... Read More