Founder of Dhyanapeetam holds spiritual discourse
VELLORE: "Do not worry about the past or the future. Live and enjoy the present. This is the only way to overcome the fear of death and lead a peaceful life."
This, in essence, is the message of Paramahamsa Nithyananda, founder of Dhyanapeetam, Bangalore, who gave a spiritual discourse on the topic `Ananda Vazhvin Adhara Sruthigal' (basic notes of a joyful life), and blessed the public at the Fort grounds in Vellore on Friday.
The spiritualist said that this was possible only through `dhyanam' (meditation), which involves five steps.
The first step is to remove the laziness in our mind and body and increase the `prana ottam' (respiratory action).
The second step is to get the power to spread the action throughout the body.
The third step is to store the action in all the seven life `chakras' (wheels) in the body to remain enthusiastic throughout the day.
The fourth step is to remain engrossed in the activity you are engaged in, and the fifth step is to surrender to the power that is created through the meditation.
Nithyananda said that a person is cheating himself or herself by saying that he or she did not have time to meditate in the midst of the tension of routine life. This statement was akin to that made by a person suffering from diseases who says that he or she did not have time to go to the hospital.
"If you have a disease, you should go to a hospital. Similarly, a person having mental tension was the most qualified to practise meditation in order to relieve oneself from tension. It is acceptable if you say that you do not consider meditation to be important. But, it is certainly not acceptable to say that you realise the importance of meditation, but do not have the time to practise the same," he said.
He said that all one had to do was to meditate for half-an-hour daily.
The Dhyanapeetam founder said that the sorrows of people could be traced to their tendency to club together in their mind all the sorrowful events in their life, and coming to the wrong conclusion that their entire life was doomed to be sorrowful.
The fact was that there were always more happy moments than sorrowful moments in one's life, but people tend to ruminate over the sorrowful events and engross themselves in perpetual worrying.
Vellore MP K.M. Khader Mohideen released the book `Vazhum Varalaru', a biography of Swamy Nithyananda. Sachidananda Swamigal of the Kamalakkanni Adheenam, Kalavai, received the first copy.
C. Gnanasekharan, Vellore MLA, and T. Sivakumar, general secretary, Dhyanapeetam Centre, Tamil Nadu, offered their felicitations.