How to progress in meditation?; How to know more about Hinduism?
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami , 2001-06-12
A cyberspace devotee wants to know what is the next thing he should do to advance his mediation. Gurudeva says that all we can do is get our awareness quiet and well-centered and then we have to wait for Siva to come to us. That is the Saiva Siddhanta philosophy. A cyberspace devotee in Malaysia wants to know if he should go deeper into Hinduism or not. Gurudeva says going deeper into Hinduism does not mean you are leaving the world it just means that you are able to function within the world, move the forces of the world, be successful in the world in what you are doing and what you are going to do.
Cyberspace devotee by the name of Johnson, from Salinas, California, has been meditating for quite some time and has achieved pure awareness, wanting to know how to take the next step for deeper samadhi. He is 20 years of age.
Once your awareness is well-centered and quiet, that is all you can do. Then you must wait for Siva to come to you. That is the philosophy of Saiva Siddhanta. For a better philosophical foundation, for character-building, and for more knowledge about meditation, we suggest you begin our Master Course of 'Dancing with Siva', 'Living with Siva', 'Merging with Siva', a supervised study. To get information on the Master Course, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, It is a series of 365 daily lessons, one for every day of the year and that will balance out your meditations in a very wonderful way.
A cyberspace devotee Ganesan, in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, wants to know whether he should go deeper into Hinduism or not. Some one else has advised him, "Don't bother". He wants to know the difference between Hinduism and Jainism.
Ganesan, there is a beautiful study called the Master Course, 365 daily lessons, 3 books to study everyday, 'Dancing with Siva', 'Living with Siva', 'Merging with Siva', which gives you all the foundations of Sanatana Dharma, how to live a perfect life. We are going to send you some information on it, so you can get started. The books are printed in Malaysia and are available right there. You may have one or two of them already.
The difference between Jainism and Hinduism, as well as Hinduism and all the other religions of the world, is explained very carefully, in 'Dancing with Siva'. Going deeper into Hinduism does not mean you are leaving the world. It means that you are able to function within the world, move the forces of the world, be successful in the world in what you are doing and what you are going to do.