Meditation, Contemplation and Visualization
“When you establish the internal reality of God Consciousness in Your soul, that is dharana. This dharana is not only to be established in internal God Consciousness but in all activities of the worldly life. This is true dharana." (Netra Tantra.)
Three: " 1 for thou shalt have become that Three thyself. Thyself and mind, like twins upon a line,
the star which is thy goal burns overhead. 2 The Three that dwell in glory and in bliss ineffable, now
in the World of Maya have lost their names. They have become one star, the fire that burns but scorches
not, that five which is the Upadhi3 of the Flame.
And this, O Yogi of success, is what men call Dhyana, 4 the right percursor of Samadhi."
Meditation is a far-reaching concept, which in practice
extends from a quiet relaxation, the rejection of thoughts, the contemplative thinking about special contents, the mental
repetition of words (like in the old rosicrucian "Ich Bin" - meditation), the mental repetition of indish
Mantrams to the inner multiple concentration as for example described on
this website .
At this the Mantra-Mediation has the special purpose, to create a resonance and vibration which amplifies itself by the constant concentrated repetition and which transforms those regions, which come into contact with this vibration. The deeper the meditation the bigger are the effects of such a vibration.
The concentrated repetition of a mantram creates in the EEG a growing synchronization of the electric brain activity, which amplifies the rhythm of the alpha-waves and causes a mental and physical relexation. [Dissertation(ger. PDF)]
Prerequisite for such meditation is traditionally the control of the thoughts. This has the simple grounds in the fact, that thoughts disturb the concentration on the Mantram. Otherwise such concentration is a cramped holding tight at the mantram. It should be an "IT - istic" looking recur, corresponding with the state of consciousness of the student. : IT acts in the transcendent areas....
A futher reason of the necessity of the previous control of the thoughts is simply, that storms of thoughts that happen in deep meditation can have later chaotic effects, when the deep mental waves come into realization in life. As soon as such chaotic thoughts have transcendental effects in the Akasha, they can have strong karmic effects. Therefore a deep meditation with storms of thoughts can have very negative effects, even if the student notices that and then returns to the mantram.
Another point is, that the deep meditation about a mental content or a mental theme does not take into account, that mental waves have a quabbalistic aspect, so that such thoughts can often have very negative unconscious effects but must not have . (--> Fr. Bardon : "Key to the True Quabbalah")
Generally has meditation three steps :
1. Preparation : Attainment of a quietness, for example through
the concentration on the breath or using Mantrams, which have such
effects(in Taoism "S-Ung" (quietness) or "F-ANG" (relaxation) or "So-Ham", or even
through observation and rejection of upcoming thoughts. Another method is
to read a chapter of a holy book, so that the contents of the momentary
thoughts are tuned.
Here we can find methods of meditation
over elementary forms like triangles and Mandalas or Lotus Flowers, of pictures of
deities or buddhas or masters, over cosmic mandalas with a great variety
of forms and colours.
The simultaneous use of sound, colour and meaning makes these exercises
much more effective, but because they are difficult to practice, the
practise of the single aspects will mostly be necessary before that.