I am the Light that Reveals Thoughts
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1. Inner Preparation
Approach the meditation with calmness, and willingness to learn.
More on preparation
2. Breathing Practice
Breathe slowly and consciously, resting your attention on the ‘heart region’.
With each breath, say inwardly: ‘I’, ‘I’. Do this in relaxation freeing your mind from other thoughts.
3. Dismissing Thoughts
Give free scope to your mind to think, but whatever thoughts the mind brings before you, say calmly: ‘Not wanted now. You are passing clouds. I am the sun.’
4. Meditation on a text
I AM THE LIGHT THAT REVEALS THE PASSING THOUGHTS.
I AM SELF-ILLUMINED, INFINITE, ONE IN ALL.
More about meditating on a text
5. Closing the Practices
Offer thoughts of peace and unconditional goodwill to all.
Listen to a Recording or Watch a Movie with the Practices
We could do these practices by following along with one of the recordings below.
There are three versions available of this session.
One is a shortened audio version with just the practices that we could follow at our daily meditation time:
Another is a full audio recording of the session, which was led at Shanti Sadan by the Warden, with an introduction. You may find it helpful to listen to this version at least once:
And this is the shortened version, in movie format:
For more on how to meditate see this section on daily meditation practice.