The practice of GSY basically involves meditation and silent (mental) chanting of mantra given by Guru Siyag. The meditation must be done at least twice a day for 15 minutes each. The mantra must be chanted silently (mentally repeated; soundlessly without moving lips and tongue) during meditation and also throughout the day while going about routine activities. The meditation and chanting together awaken the dormant Kundalini (an energy force in the practitioner’s body), which induces involuntary yoga Asana, kriya, bandh, pranayama, and mudra.
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The step-by-step method of meditation is as under:
Sit in a comfortable position. You can sit cross-legged on the floor, sit on a chair/couch, lie down (if unable to sit), etc., to meditate. Look at Guru Siyag’s picture for a minute or two until you remember the image. You can use any image of Guru Siyag. The quality of the image (black & white, printed, soft copy, etc) does not make any difference to the meditation.
Then close your eyes and say silently to Guru Siyag, “Help me meditate for 15 minutes.”
Then, with your eyes still closed, think of Guru Siyag’s image at Agya-chakra – the center of the forehead (a little above the space between eyebrows). This spot is also known as the third eye. In other words, you have to try to imagine Guru Siyag’s picture in your mind and focus that image at the center of your forehead.
While thinking of the image, repeat silently (chant) for 15 minutes the mantra given by Guru Siyag.
During meditation, you may experience certain automatic yogic postures or movements in your body. Swaying, nodding of the head, rapid movement of the head from left-to-right or vice versa, inflating or deflating of the belly, clapping, grunting, moaning, or laughing can happen in many cases. Do not panic or worry. These involuntary actions are ordained by a divine force, and they are needed for your internal cleansing and to ready you for further progress.
You may also experience vibrations, see bright lights, colors, or even have visions or revelations of the past and future events. These are indications that you are progressing well on the spiritual path.
However, if you do not experience any yogic postures or see visions, it does not mean that you are not making progress. In all probability, the divine force awakened in you has perhaps decided that you don’t need these experiences.
You will notice that your meditation will come to an end exactly when you reach the time limit you had set.
Please keep in mind the following key points during meditation:
Make sure you are comfortable and relaxed because it will allow various yoga Asana, kriya, bandh, mudra, and pranayama induced by awakened Kundalini to happen freely without obstruction. Keep your eyes closed during meditation.
The meditation can be done at any time of the day and in any place you find suitable. You can face any direction.
Meditate on an empty stomach or two hours after you have consumed a meal. Meditating immediately after a meal will make you sleepy and you may doze off during meditation. Rapid involuntary yogic-kriya may make you feel nauseated if you have eaten right before meditation.
If you are not able to imagine Gurudev’s image at Agyachakra for all 15 minutes of meditation, don’t worry about it. Try to imagine the picture for a couple of minutes. If after that the image fades away, simply keep focusing on the Agya-chakra and chant the mantra.
Having thoughts during meditation is perfectly natural. The more you chant the mantra throughout the day, the more focused the mind becomes about the spiritual practice. This in turn means that you will not be troubled by thoughts during meditation. When thoughts do occur, don’t break your meditation. Continue with it, and your mind will settle down after a while. Also, with regular practice, your concentration will improve.
During meditation you may also have various other experiences in the body like vibrations, the sensation of electric current running along the spinal column, gyrating, leaning forward or backward, rolling on the ground, rapid movement of the head, clapping, shouting, crying, laughing, singing, etc. You may also experience seeing bright lights, sensing fragrant smell, hearing, tinkling of bells or thudding of drums, thunder, etc. In exceptional cases, you may also see some frightening scenes like floods or earthquakes, etc. Do not break your meditation due to excitement, joy, or fear. Divine Shakti (power) Kundalini is inducing these experiences to cleanse your body and mind and free you from diseases/ addiction etc. and thus ensuring your spiritual progress.
If you do not experience any of the above yogic movements or sensations, do not break your meditation. The absence of these experiences does not mean you are not making progress. Sometimes, these experiences begin occurring after a few days or months of regular spiritual practice.
- Meditating at least twice daily is the key to progress.
- Meditating without chanting the mantra will not give any result. Chanting of mantra during meditation is a must.
- The mantra should be chanted round-the-clock. This means the practitioner should chant it during routine activities like brushing teeth, shaving, bathing, eating breakfast/lunch/snacks/dinner, commuting to office in bus, train, car etc., and working in the office or at any field site or even when watching TV at home. In short, chant the mantra relentlessly as much as you can.
- If you are speaking to someone, you may find it hard to chant the mantra but resume it again when the conversation is done.
- Since chanting of the mantra is to be done silently (mentally) without moving tongue and lips, it will not cause you any social discomfort. The chanting will not disturb anyone around you in the office, outside, or at home.
- When you chant the mantra continuously like this for four to five weeks, the chanting becomes involuntary. This state is called Ajapa Jaapa — the chanting that happens without any effort on the part of the practitioner. When you reach this stage, you don’t have to chant the mantra; your guru takes over that duty on your behalf.