There are three wonderful and grand happenings that we encounter during the process of practicing Anapanasati Meditation.
“The first grand happening”
“When we are with the simple, normal, easy, natural flow of the breath.. the mind becomes rather empty”
MEDITATION is the silencing of the naturally existing incessant chatter of the restless mind. For that, we begin with the breath.
The mind has to be with the breath. That is the bottom-line. If the mind is not with the breath, it does not become empty. The mind has to become uncluttered and rather empty.
The mind has to shed all its unscientific, socio-religious, mental images and meaning-less props. And, it has to be understood that in the practice of meditation, chanting of any “mantra” doesn’t play any role.
Since meditation is silencing the incessant chattering of the mind, we can’t have any mental image, whatsoever, to concentrate upon.
We have to attune ourselves to “our natural and normal easy breath”. When we attune ourselves to the “easy breath”, the mind becomes by and by less tense .. and less dense .. and sooner than later, it becomes rather empty.
BREATH is the ambassador of pure consciousness in the magnificence called as the “PHYSICAL-BODY” system.
BREATH is an incessantly happening thing.
BREATH is so simple.
BREATH can be experienced.
BREATH can be easily understood.
BREATH can be very easily attuned to.
Being with the simple, natural flow of the breath is the “alpha” and “omega” in the practice of meditation.
“the second happening”
“When the mind is rather empty, huge amounts of cosmic energy flood into the physical system.. into the physical-ness”
A “jungle-like mind” doesn’t allow cosmic energy to enter into the body-system.
When the mind is like a jungle, it becomes a great barrier .. it does not allow any Cosmic Energy to seep into the physical system.
The “jungle-like mind” is so very impermeable, so very ‘solid’ and ‘opaque’. However, in meditation, the “opaque-like mind” becomes a “transparent mind”, or a “rather see-through mind”.
And, in the end, through meditation, the “jungle-like mind” gets transformed into a “garden-like mind”.
Through meditation the mind becomes that much more permeable and the cosmic energy floods the physical system .. following the simple laws of natural physics !
So, to make our “opaque-like mind” into a “transparent mind” .. where there are very few worldly stray-thoughts, and more amount of gap .. between one thought and the next one .. that is meditation !
And, the way is only through the mechanism of the BREATH.
“the third happening”
“When sufficient amount of cosmic energy enters the physical system.. the result is a reasonable and needed amount of activation of the third-eye”
When the physical system gets rather saturated with cosmic energy, when the black patches in the etheric body are dissolved, the SOUL’s potential gets to become gradually realized.
And, by nature, the SOUL has infinite potential, and infinite capacity. However, all that is just “untapped” and “latent” as long as we don’t ‘tap’ it and make it ‘patent’ through the regular practice of Anapanasati Meditation.
“Paradise to be Regained”
The culminating result in meditation is the activation of our “Inner Senses” or the “Third-Eye”. The end result of meditation is activation of our extra-sensory-perception (ESP). The final result of meditation is realization of our soul consciousness.
Normally, in the case of an average man, it is always as if the SOUL-CONSCIOUSNESS is lost. Only the physical-body consciousness exists.
Thus, in the case of an average person, the paradise has been lost. The paradise on Earth has to be regained .. that is achieved through meditation. “Paradise” means “SOUL-CONSCIOUSNESS”.