THE PURPOSE OF SEVA
When we talk of meditation, we are actually talking about hypnosis ...
When we talk of meditation, we are actually talking about hypnosis; the two words are synonyms, for those who understand both. It is dhyan, which I am referring to in this article.
The present day human being is a devolved version of the beings of the vedic period, where dharma was foremost—even before self and therefore the pollution levels of air, water and soil were negligible. It is only when the human being began retracting his vision towards his individual self and finally, in today’s yug, not looking beyond oneself, the environment responded and a plethora of diseases and problems of all kinds—mental, emotional and physical took gigantic and multi-faceted forms.
The human race today is on the verge of extinction only due to its myopic vision of creation, limiting to oneself only—the self-destructing philosophy of I, me and myself...all this leading is to a low level of consciousness and vice versa, a vicious circle.
The practice of dhyan is a clear exit route from this, but dhyan comes with certain preconditions. Patanjali said yam, niyam, asan, pranayam, pratyahar, dhaarna, DHYAN. Sounds complicated and also very cumbersome to the modern level of consciousness, but it is a natural daily practice for those who are evolved. I have given an equation which would lead to the state of dhyan...an exit route to all present day maladies: