Working with Occult Meditations
Working with the occult meditations enables psychological adjustments, which would lead to occult experiences. They would ultimately lead to experiencing the Divine. These are the meditations given to Dr. E. Krishnamacharya by those whom he followed (Hierarchy) to those who follow him. These meditations are global in their concept. The sublime spiritual concepts and symbols of various theologies are found therein.
Every day in the morning, the student is advised to study a meditation relating to that day and to contemplate upon its thought. Such contemplation would enable the adjustment of the psyche and the awakening of the related intelligence (Deva) in him. Master CVV, from whom these meditations emanate, presides over said adjustments.
The student is well advised to read the meditation of the day, study it, comprehend it to the extent possible and contemplate upon such comprehension with devotion and dedication. The student is also advised not to look into the next day's meditation. Such curiosity is to be avoided.
Stay in contemplation for fifteen minutes. Whatever is visualised or experienced may be written in a notebook with a notation of time, date and place. Slowly, these experiences unfold the awareness, which is otherwise conditioned. The symbols, numbers, colours of the meditation would unfold the cosmic, solar and planetary intelligences in the student.
Ninety-three are the meditations that are spread between an equinox and a solstice. From solstice to equinox they are to be worked in reverse order. The student is advised to commence from an equinox and conduct one year cycle. When a sincere student conducts thus for seven years, the unfoldment is prophesied.
The student of Yoga or occultism is normally predominated by mind, objective. It needs to turn subjective. These meditations have the ability to turn the mind subjective and give the subjective experience. Within man is the universe; around man is the universe. To experience the universe around, the key is to experience the universe within. This is the age-old method of experiencing the Truth.
Last but not the least, it is strongly advised to do the meditations in English. For comprehension, they may be translated into other languages. But the potency of the meditation is hidden in the sound, which is given in English.
Sample: Occult Meditation N° 25
(April 14, Aug. 29, Oct. 17, March 3)
In His name we live, in His temple we live;
In Him verily we live until He opens His eye in us.
In His name He lives, in His temple He lives;
In Him verily He lives, as He opens His eye in us.
In the meanwhile, let us wait, let us look to Him and not to each other.
Let us call Him in all to find all in Him,
When the life is a Car festival and not a war festival.
This is the most wonderful meditation that one can ever think of. It is the ultimate of the messages given by Lord Krishna composed into a meditation. This one meditation fulfils the disciple and transforms him into Him.
In His name we live. In His temple we live. The temple is the human body. We live in it. All that constitutes the creation and the body comes from the Divine. The life, the awareness, the will, the love, the light, the mind, the five senses and the five elements relating to the body and relating to the creation come from the Divine only.
Many times we say, “My body, my mind, my life, my intelligence.” None of these is fabricated by us. We just use them. Just like a rich man’s son uses his father’s property, we all use the Father’s property as ours. When the son uses the father’s property, the father has no objection. He would even tell his son that all the property was developed by him only to be enjoyed by his son. But we get accustomed to use the property and we start feeling that it is ours. Nothing relating to our body is ours. All is given and hence it can be taken through time. Only the experience remains with us.
In His name we live. The name of God is I AM. Also, each one of us says, “I am.” We use His name and we think it is our name. We live in His temple and we feel it is ours. We are forgetful people. While our very living is not our living, we feel we live. If we are the one who decided to live, we should live in the body as long as we wish. In fact, He is the Original and we are His reflections. When the Original decides to live in a body, we, the reflection, also live in the body. When the Original decides to leave the body, the reflection also leaves. We are just His reflections. He is the Original. He reflects in many bodies, in many ways. Know that the reflections have no independent existence and know that our existence is verily His existence.
Only until He opens His eye in us, we live in the illusion of our name, our form and our life. Once He opens His eye in us, we realise that in His name He lives. In His temple He lives. And in Him verily He lives. When the Lord opens His eye in us, there is no more illusion, there is no more reflection. Then the Truth is realised. The phantom of the self dissolves into the Self. The phantom is the false identity. It develops a false personality. It has no existence. It is a mere reflection.
Until this realisation happens, what are we to do? Until the illusion is cast off by the grace of the Lord, what are we to do? Should we suffer the illusion, the ignorance and the related pain? Not necessarily so. We can keep trying to see Him when we see each other. Let us listen to Him also as we listen to each other. This is a joyful play and we are bound to fail again and again. But it does not matter. Let us keep trying to see Him also when we see each other; let us listen to Him also as we listen to each other. Then life becomes a joyful movement, a festive movement like a car festival. Otherwise, life becomes a war festival.
There is a statement in the meditation advising us to wait. Waiting is a quality that is very important for discipleship. The ability to wait is linked to the ability to receive. In life, there is a dimension of reception. Life offers through time and we receive. People who cannot wait miss to receive what life offers. After every act, there needs to be waiting before a further act. This waiting is a pause that gives poise. Poise enables to receive. Movement and poise are the two wings of a rhythmic life. Poise comes through pause.