Bliss, The Ultimate!

“Fools chase pleasure,

Suffers pursue happiness,

Intelligentsia searches for meaning,

A meditator knows only Bliss.”

 

In the futile pursuit of pleasure, happiness, and meaning, humans have forgotten about something much more valuable, that they already have within themselves. 

Bliss!

You don’t believe me, I know. It’s hard to even conceive of the idea of Bliss. It may sound so unreal to you because most likely you have even forgotten the taste of it, let alone the ways to access it.

Good news is that it is always present within, you just need to know how to access it.

A meditator on his inner journey inevitably stumbles upon the inner source of bliss and quickly learns to tap into it whenever they want.

 

In this meditation session that was given on 4th March 2019, the eve of ‘Mahashivaratri’, I talk about how to access bliss by deep-diving into the following:

  • Significance of Mahashivaratri

  • ‘Soma’ – The nectar of bliss

  • Impact of the moon on human consciousness

  • Meditators way of accessing bliss


 

Here is the session recording, check it out!

 

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For those who wish to move beyond verbal explanations and get into the experience, do try out the meditation steps below. They are evergreen and work almost like a miracle.

 

Meditation Steps:

  1. Preparing with ‘Kumbhaka Pranayama’

a. Sit in a comfortable posture with your spine erect and your face relaxed. Let your breath settle and notice the 2 breath pauses – First one after the exhalation, before inhalation and the second one after inhalation, before exhalation.


b. As your awareness focuses on the pause, exaggerate and gently extend the pauses by 5 counts/seconds.


c. Repeat 12-15 cycles of breathing with these extended pauses with forcing your body or creating any inner stress.


d. Leave the extended pauses – Allow your breath to settle back into its natural rhythm while keeping your awareness still on the natural pause for another few minutes.


 

  1. Activating ‘Soma’ center

a. Mentally visualize the location of soma center in your head, at the intersection of your spine axis and a horizontal axis drawn through the forehead.


b. Hold your awareness at the soma center for 5-7 mins. If it helps, visualize yourself focusing on the soma center.


 

  1. Directing the flow of nectar 

a. As your awareness settles at the Soma center, visualize as if there is nectar (white fluid) dripping from the center, drop by drop. This sweet nectar, flowing down from your Soma center, towards your throat, and then further down to your heart.

b. Allow this visualization to become an experience. If it happens, great! if not, continue with the visualisation for another 5 mins and then move on to the next step.


 

  1. Feeling the peace in the heart region

a. Bring your awareness down to your heart region, and feel the peace that has arisen there. Remain absolutely still, silent, and aware of the peace.


 

  1. Return

a. Bring your awareness back to your breath and notice the silent flow of your breath, the sensations in your body and your mind.


b. Very gently and slowly, open your eyes.


 

Meditation type: Awareness

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Time: 20-30 mins

 

Be well,

Dhyanse.

 

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