Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease - Calm Your Mind, Connect with Your Heart, and Revitalize Your Life

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New World Library, 2013 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 180 pages
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Beginners and long-term meditators alike will appreciate Ajayan Borys's counterintuitive teaching that one needn't control the mind to experience the benefits of meditation. Instead, as with falling asleep, ease is essential. Effort fuels accomplishment in the world of action, but in the realm of meditation, struggle blocks success. And just as dreams are a natural part of restful sleep, thoughts during meditation are no obstacle to receiving wonderful, revitalizing results.

With clear, user-friendly instruction, Ajayan presents classic techniques that can empower even beginners to experience deep, effective meditation and can help veterans go deeper. Offering eye-opening insights about finding growth and bliss in everyday life, Effortless Mind is filled with the practical and inspirational wisdom of a consummate teacher.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 What Is Meditation?
1
The Two Essential Principles of Meditation
3
Essential Principle 1 Sublime Ease
4
Essential Principle 2 Thoughts Are Okay
6
Pure Being and Your Inmost Self
10
Chapter 2 Preparing to Meditate
15
The Yogis Secret Advantage
19
Posture
20
Commit to It
101
Childlike Innocence
103
A Word on Concentration
106
Hand Positioning During Meditation
107
What You Put into Your Body Matters
110
The Purifying Fire
115
The Miracle of Sleep
117
Managing the Purification Process
121

Practice
21
Chapter 3 Chakra Meditation
25
The Chakra System
27
Steps of the Meditation
32
Ending the Meditation
37
Chapter 4 Chakra Mantra Meditation
41
Steps of the Meditation
48
Chapter 5 Chakra Meditation with Divine Light
53
The Role of Imagination in Meditation
56
Steps of the Meditation
61
Chapter 6 Centered in the Heart
67
Opening the Heart
68
Devi Pranava
70
Steps of the Meditation
73
What Was That?
76
Chapter 7 Health and Long Life
77
Transforming the Layers of Your Being
78
Steps of the Meditation
82
The Nectar of Immortality
85
Manifesting Amrit
90
Steps of the Meditation
91
Chapter 8 Making the Most of Your Meditation
93
Practice with Patience
95
When Should You Meditate?
96
Meditate after Your Morning Shower or Bath
97
Meditate on an Empty Stomach
99
Meditate at Least Once a Day and If You Can Twice a Day
100
Images Colors and Mystical Experiences
123
Physical Expressions of Purification
125
Emotional and Mental Expressions of Purification
126
Noise in Meditation
128
Sleep in Meditation
130
Chapter 10 Making Life a Meditation
133
Its All about Integration
134
Meditate and Act
135
Mindfulness and the Power of Attention
138
Keeping Your Chakras Clear
143
Root Chakra
144
Sacral Chakra
146
Navel Chakra
148
Heart Chakra
150
Throat Chakra
153
ThirdEye Chakra
155
Crown Center
158
A Simple Meditation in Action
159
Become Aware of Your Innermost Essence
160
Become Aware of the Beingness That Underlies All Forms around You
162
Feel the Unity between Your Being and the Beingness of All around You
163
Where to Go from Here?
165
Acknowledgments
169
Notes
171
Resources
175
About the Author
179
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Ajayan Borys has instructed and guided thousands of meditation students in North America, Australia, Europe, and India. The host of Mind Matters Radio on Alternative Talk Radio, he teaches workshops and retreats on meditation and spiritual relationships in the Pacific Northwest and the Himalayas. He lives in the Seattle area.

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