With deep respect for the Master Sant Kabir The Wisdom of the Heart “Between the poles of the conscious and the unconscious, there has the mind made a swing. Thereon hang all beings and all worlds, and that swing never ceases its sway. Millions of beings are there -‐ the sun and the moon in their courses are there. Millions of ages pass, and the swing goes on. All swing! The sky and the earth and the air and the water and the Lord Himself taking form. And the sight of this has made Kabir a servant.” ~ Sant Kabir
Sant Kabir was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced mysticism, especially the Bhakti movement. Sant Kabir’s compositions have a uniquely powerful style, expressing his own spiritual awakening, urging others to wake up and observe the delusions in individuals and society. His poems resonate with praise for the true guru who reveals the divine through direct experience.
We invite you to join us on this auspicious day as we and 25 million people around the world, celebrate Sant Kabir’s birthday with a special meditation. During this event, Sat Tony Samara, a living master in the spiritual tradition of Sant Kabir, will share satsang and energy transmission. For more information please visit http://www.tonysamara.org/blog/satsangs.
Tony Samara Founder of the Tony Samara Humanitarian Alliance and the Samara School of Meditation
"My first spiritual teacher, at the age of 12, was the question "Who Am I?" Over a few years, as I immersed myself deeper into the question, in many different countries and through various spiritual traditions, in a universalist open-‐minded way, gradual and powerful experiences opened me up more and more until at the age of 27 I experienced a dramatic moment of enlightenment. Today, inspired deeply by the poetry of my Spiritual Master, Sant Kabir, I share with you the totally natural state of joy and wisdom experienced as the heart opens to the truth.” “There within Him creation goes forward, which is beyond all philosophy; for philosophy cannot attain to Him: There is an endless world, O my Brother! and there is the Nameless Being, of whom nought can be said.” ~ Sant Kabir
The Simplicity of Love Meditation
Heartfelt Daily Practices for Everyone
by Tony Samara
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“Meditation is an opening up to what is really there rather than trying to push aside what is there so you can be comfortable in the space of relaxation. Relaxation is not a comfortable space, relaxation is an intense, passionate embracement of life. So, if you are a normal human being and you just want to have a break because you want to relax and you think that the meditation will take you away from the intensity of what is going on inside of yourself, then this is not meditation. Rather it is the western concept of meditation, which is an interesting concept, but it has nothing to do with meditation that leads to spiritual wisdom; meaning that leads to the part of oneself that is wise. To come to that wise space means that you have to open up completely and to open up is not relaxation, it is the activity that is beyond relaxation.” – Sat Tony Samara –
“Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. My shoulder is against yours. You will not find me in the stupas, not in Indian shrine rooms, nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals: not in masses, nor kirtans, not in legs winding around your own neck, nor in eating nothing but vegetables. When you really look for me, you will see me instantly — you will find me in the tiniest house of time. Sant Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath.” ― Sant Kabir –
Introduction The Tony Samara Humanitarian Alliance has been set up to help realise the evolution of human consciousness worldwide, using the guidelines of Sat Tony Samara and embracing the goal of working towards self-‐realisation and liberation. It is a non-‐profit organisation created to spread Sat Tony Samara’s teachings throughout the world in many ways: through workshops; by producing teaching and inspirational materials, such as videos, CDs, tapes, and booklets; through educational workshops on spirituality for adults and children; by creating bursaries to help people in considerable economic hardship to attend retreats; by creating places where people who are dedicated to their spiritual path can come and practice this living form of spirituality; and by creating various healing projects. In 2010, Sat Tony Samara decided to create the possibility for people to be able to listen to him live online on a regular basis, as an on-‐going resource for those who already know of his work and wish to continue the practices in between the programmes and retreats that they attend, and for those who have no other way of hearing his teachings. The meditations and ancient mantras that you will find in this book have been selected due to their significance and importance in the daily practices of the residents of the Garden of Light, a small spiritual school where life is lived following the guidelines of Sat Tony Samara. These meditations were recorded between 2010 and 2012. These simple meditations are effective in helping everyone in the challenging times we are facing now and in the future. As we strengthen body, mind and soul and connect with our breath we can meet the demands of any personal and global situation, such as natural disasters and socio-‐economic or family crises. The practical steps that Sat Tony Samara speaks of can be followed at any time, in any place, and in any way. In fact, it is imperative that the steps be taken to realise the evolution of human consciousness. We invite you to join
us as we continue the life-‐transforming journey to our heart. There is no time to waste. As we move beyond the simple satisfaction of personal needs and become something greater in order to create a reality in harmony with our spiritual aspirations, we take responsibility for our processes, raise our consciousness, and find the love and the light in each situation. Thank you for your consideration. The TSHA Team
Table of Contents Salutations
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10
The Third Eye Meditation 17 Left Look Meditation “Free the Inner Saboteur” 25 How Transformation Happens 33 HU – An Ancient Mantra 41 The Space of Pure Potential 55 Inana – An Ancient Mantra 65 Meditation is the Key 79 Têtê Mâlkutakh – An Ancient Mantra 93 A Beautiful Tree 109 Infinite Breath 125
About The Author
Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 Appendix 5 Appendix 6 Appendix 7
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The Moon Meditation The Silver and Blue Meditation Sant Kabir Sat Tony Samara’s Teachings An Article -‐ "Spirituality in Everyday Life" Resources Frequently Asked Questions
Chapter 1 The Third Eye Meditation “If you want the truth, I’ll tell you the truth: Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.” ― Sant Kabir As I’ve been asked the same question many times, I would like to go a little bit deeper into its meaning, and also demonstrate a few practical exercises, that relate to this question. The exercises are perhaps also very important for future events. The question revolves around some of the mundane worldly things that are going on in different parts of the world, where there are all sorts of interesting and complex situations, such as nuclear accidents and the natural disasters that have created turmoil and confusion around the world. Not forgetting the political and social and cultural changes that are going on in many countries. The question is, “How can we create a system inside of ourselves and for the world that is not just the same old let’s watch the news and get worried about the world, and then feel helpless or sad that the situation is not so easy to do anything about?” Often we, as people, feel very helpless when there are strong and difficult things happening around the world, and we begin to retreat into a little space inside of ourselves that wants to shut out all the difficulties and not deal in a very positive or useful way with the situation. So, that’s the background of the question and I would like to first explain that my work is not about analysing the cultural, political or social systems and trying to find a solution on such a level. There are many wise and intelligent people who spend their lives doing this, and I’m more concerned with the individual and the spiritual setting of the individual, whereby it is possible to do something that is practical and useful, and to do this without much effort,
in a way that is often not understood or even practiced by most people, as we are busy trying to understand the world that is around us. This is the number one problem -‐ we spend so many hours inside of ourselves, in our minds, in our emotions, analysing and introspecting about the various difficult questions that come up during such situations. We try to understand the situation on many levels, not just on the mundane and everyday level, but also what it means to us, and this is the opposite of what I teach. We spend so much time inside trying to understand the situation, or outside by watching the TV, following the news or doing whatever else that people do today, which is useful up to a point, but beyond this point it’s difficult to see how in a practical sense you make much difference to the world, but what can we do? For me, it is important that we recognise that whatever is going on in the world is a beautiful mirror that reflects to us the possibility of addressing this situation with consciousness. Of course, we can’t sit back and pretend the world doesn’t exist when we have to deal with everyday life, and the many different situations that are within that context. So, what can we do when those situations are not dealt with in a productive way? This is the question! First, it is to realise that with your conscious mind you have the possibility of changing everything. Consciousness touches intention and intention is a very powerful method of moving that energy (that we often lose in the worry and other more negative frameworks that we get lost in), and moving it in an expansive and open way, and in a very clear manner, in order to change what seems impossible to change. It is possible to change everything. We can even change the weather by simply understanding the mechanisms that work behind those situations that we think are just a part of nature. Once we understand this, not just as individuals, but also as a community or as a group of people, we can use our clear intention in a very conscious way to touch upon the many spiritual realms that are invisible to most people -‐ that are invisible but can be communicated to in a very strong and powerful way. It is natural for most people to do this because this is what our heart wants. When there is a negative situation the heart wants that situation to change so there is harmony, or there is a sense of balance or equilibrium within that situation. When we expand and open up in a very clear way we are actually listening to the wisdom of our heart, to a natural flow that is contained within that wisdom. Once we do this we realise that we don’t have to put a lot of effort
into what we are doing, but actually within that context we are supported as we fall back into the natural way of being, the harmonious way of being that all human beings are born with and have a birth right to put into practice. We have just forgotten, and when we do this in situations that are critical or difficult, whether they are personal ones or situations that involve the whole world community, we can actually make a difference. This empowers our mind and empowers our feelings to realise that our actions, whatever we do, whatever those little steps that we take may be, actually make a big difference. This brings faith and trust in the wisdom that comes from the heart so that we continue to go deeper and expand and open up in a much more beautiful and clear way. This is basically what is happening in the world today. In the world today people are saying to themselves, perhaps without even realising that they are doing so, but they are saying it so that it is heard in situations of political unrest, that we have had enough of the old paradigms and the old systems and we want to change. We don’t know what we want to change, we don’t know how to change but we want to change, and that clarity creates a power that we today, if you watch the news, realise has a very real and powerful effect in the world. It changes what most people thought was quite impossible to change a few years ago, and that is not even through conscious spiritual work. The change is due to the intention being so strong that it changes and pushes away the old paradigms so that there is the possibility and the space that, you, as a human being and in a social context of the situation, allows for the birth of something new, and this is what is going on in the world today. As we approach the interesting times of the future there are many changes in the world. There are spaces that are opening, and in the beginning they seem to be very distant and we cannot connect to them, but as we become more conscious and more clear it is possible to utilise our intention to bring forth those changes in a much more conscious way. Then we are walking the path to a depth of our heart, and this means that we will be supported and this is what the prophecies and the ancient people of the past have predicted for millennia; that we will be supported. The changes will have a power within themselves to push forth for more changes, and this is the fantastic thing when you open, even though it looks like you are perhaps coming to a point that is like a wall or a part of you just thinks, “I can’t go any
further.” When you reach that point there is the possibility of expanding that space that is beyond your imagination, because it’s beyond the old paradigms that you have as your reference point, beyond those concepts that your mind holds onto as true! When this happens you give birth to something that you don’t know about, and this new experience gives you such a power that your heart begins to not only expand, but to celebrate the joy of being present to the power that is being experienced. Not just the power of the ego, but the power of wisdom that is being experienced in that situation. I believe that we can as human beings assist this movement by being conscious, and this is why I would like to share with you a very interesting meditation. If we put it into practice today and in the future, and especially in the next few weeks and months, it has the potential to create more changes. There are more difficult changes that we will face as a collective group of human beings here on this beautiful earth, but we can move towards the birth of something new rather than getting stuck in the fear that the old is there, and that we can’t actually deal with it. We can let go of those old structures and trust that as we jump into the space that is unknown to the mind, and the space that is unknown to the innermost part of yourself, that behind all those things there is the heart, and the heart will support you with a beautiful harmony which is present in this moment, but that you can, through this meditation, bring into more presence not just for yourself but also for the many people who are perhaps dealing with situations that are more difficult than yours. They would feel very happy to receive this beautiful meditation through your intention, through your practice, and receive the space that it creates which is a birth of something that is new, no matter what the situation is, however difficult. Whatever it is, there is always a beautiful learning that happens, and the beautiful transformation that happens then gives that situation real meaning. So no matter what is happening in the newspapers or on the TV anywhere in the world, there is a depth of meaning in that situation that feeds the heart of those individuals that are dealing with it, and we can help that by connecting from our own heart space through this meditation, through expanding our consciousness so that we are clear where our intention is put, so that we join in that transformation that is not just individual to yourself, but that becomes a world transformation that helps us to move beyond the pain and the suffering, back to the space that the heart loves, and that is love itself.
The meditation is very easy to do. Just simply find a comfortable space, take a few deep breaths so that you are able to let go of any thoughts, any feelings around situations that you may have in your mind, in your consciousness. Simply come back to a space that is more peaceful, a space that is freer. Meditation 1
As you breathe in and breathe out and feel this space, focus on the third eye -‐ that is the space between the eyebrows, the space that is connected to the sense that is beyond seeing. It is more the subtle sense of intuition, of seeing into dimensions that are not so clear, but require that you simply relax and open to those dimensions, so that they speak to you in a much clearer way. As you focus on the third eye breathe in to this area, breathe in deeply, and as you breathe in visualise that the breath is activating this space. As you breathe out let go of any thoughts, any feelings that come up, and simply create a sense of presence to this space, the third eye, so that now you can begin to use this space to be very clear in your intention that your whole being can now expand. From this space feel the freedom that goes beyond the physical, beyond the mental, beyond the emotional – feel the freedom like a bird, like an eagle -‐ as you fly deeper into the unseen dimensions that make you, as a human being, very special -‐ those aspects of yourself that are very deep and very profound. As you go deeper into this space allow yourself to expand, as though the whole of your being connects to all aspects that are around you. Touch the beautiful aspects of the universe, the stars, the moon and the galaxies. Touch the space where everything is so free and so open, that this feeling, this power that you now connect to is transmitted to your own body, to your own mind, to your own emotions. Sense the power of the universe -‐ the beautiful stars, the amazing space that is everywhere, that goes beyond our mind thinking and that goes beyond our little emotions. Sense how amazing the divine is.
The Tony Samara Humanitarian Alliance has been set up to help realise the evolution of human consciousness worldwide, using the guidelines o...
Published on Jun 28, 2014
The Tony Samara Humanitarian Alliance has been set up to help realise the evolution of human consciousness worldwide, using the guidelines o...