On 26th June Swamiji gave this web based Zoom meeting, hosted by Mandala Yoga Ashram, to guests invited from the UK and Europe.
A guided meditation on the Chakras was followed by a question and answer session, which included the following topics:-
Q: When we meditate, is it advisable to have eyes closed, or is it also ok to have the eyes open, as in some Buddhist meditation.
Swami Nischalananda: It doesn’t matter. With the eyes open, it’s still possible to be aware of how the mind is working. It may be better for someone who is of an introverted nature, to meditate with eyes open sometimes. Conversely someone who is naturally extroverted may do better with eyes closed.
A question on Synchronicity and Predetermination led to Swamiji’s observation about the ‘Akashic Records’, that the subtle space beyond physical space is actually the world of archetypes, and every thought, every feeling, has an archetype.
Swamiji talked about the ‘Raif’ in the symbol representation of OM. He described it as the ‘ineffable relationship between the One, and Consciousness, where infinity ‘murmers’ into existence.
Please click HERE to enjoy this video of the event.