Science of Spirituality

Transforming Lives Through Meditation

If we wish the new millennium to be a time of peace, then think about the day-to-day interactions we have in our own lives and consider how we can bring peace to our environment.
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj

Science of Spirituality

Transforming Lives Through Meditation

Mind Your Thoughts: At the International Meditation Center in Lisle
January 13, 2019

This Sunday, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj delivered a discourse about the power of our thoughts. Addressing a packed hall, he described how thoughts are very potent and can manifest themselves in our lives: our thoughts affect our words, and our words affect our actions. Therefore it is important that we guard our thoughts so they help us move in the right direction. Every thought that we have has a reaction, he said. just as every word we speak and every action we perform have reactions. As we dig deeper into the realities of our existence, and quench our intellectual thirst in search of God, we arrive at the need to turn theory into practice. The experimentation that we pursue on the spiritual journey is what we refer to as meditation. It is the technique whereby we focus our attention from the outer world and have a direct experience of God’s love within. As we do so, we begin to experience ourselves at the level of the soul, awakening to our true nature as soul, along with the realization that there is a spiritual existence beyond the physical body, our emotions and our intellect. The soul and God commune in silence, said the spiritual Master, and as we journey into the inner realms, our soul is able to connect with the Divine Power of God within. Gradually, this connection with the Light and Sound of God nourishes our soul and brings about a transformation from within, wherein we develop right understanding about our human existence. This right understanding leads us to have right thoughts. Right thoughts focused on God yield right words which in turn lead to right actions, bringing peace, harmony and joy into our environment. It is then that we lead lives of love, compassion, truthfulness, humility and selfless service to others, and that we make steady spiritual progress Godward, he concluded.

A January 12 Discourse: Spiritual Rejuvenation
January 12, 2019

In Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj’s most recent talk, “Spiritual Rejuvenation,” he described the stages by which we progress spiritually. Living in this world, he said, we tend to live our lives at the level of the physical senses. Taking ourselves to be the body, we focus our attention on the upkeep of our body, mind, and emotions. At some point in our lives, however, driven by life’s circumstances, we begin to question the deeper meaning of life and develop a wish to understand the realities of our existence. It is then that we turn our attention to our soul, which is our true self. The spiritual Master explained that this is the beginning of our journey toward spiritual rejuvenation. As our attention is directed more and more toward our soul, we develop a yearning to learn more. Quenching our intellectual thirst, we arrive at the need to have a direct experience of our soul. This we do through the process of meditation, where we invert our attention to the inner worlds and have a direct experience of the treasures that await us within. In meditation, our soul is nourished through connection with the divine Light and Sound of God. Here we awaken to our true nature, experiencing more and more of the spiritual realms. Step by step, we lay the paving stones for our spiritual journey. Beginning with a sincere desire to know the reality of our existence and culminating in our soul’s communion with God, we find the fulfillment of life’s supreme purpose.

New Year’s Message 2019

Perfecting meditation takes practice. Spiritual experiences can illuminate us in a twinkling of an eye, but we need to create the right conditions for those moments to crystalize. What preparations can we make for those moments to brighten our lives?

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Finding Peace in a Troubled World

Finding peace in times of tragedies and troubles is as simple as taking a calm retreat within. We can find a place of peaceful retreat within us by spending time in meditation, which allows us to experience bliss and joy far greater than any we know in this world..

The Nature of Forgiveness and Compassion

Forgiveness and compassion lead us on the road to attaining peace. When we experience anger and discord, we need to connect with our spiritual selves to return to a state of inner bliss, which we can then convert into compassion and forgiveness for those who hurt us.

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Soul Loves All Unconditionally

When we tap into our empowered soul, we can become blind to outer differences. All can be seen as one family of God, and we can learn to channel the love of our empowered soul to all we meet.

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Is There a Love Greater Than Any in This World?

Outer loves are but a small reflection of the great love that exists in our soul. If we multiply the greatest love we have known in this outer world by tenfold or a hundredfold, we may have some inkling of the love that awaits us within.

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Realize Our Connectedness

Realization of the soul precedes union with God. It is only when we can experience our soul that we can refocus our attention from the doorway of the world to the doorway of the spiritual regions.

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What is Our True Nature?

There are two ways to view ourselves. The first is to view ourselves primarily as a body and mind. When we see ourselves in this manner, we say that we are a mind and body that “have a soul.” The second is to see ourselves primarily as a soul.

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