There are many aspects of Easwaran's method of meditation that appeal to us here at the YA Blog Team, but our favorite is the passages. After last month's look at "Just Because You Are My God", we wanted to memorize a passage that didn't have any traditional religious language in it. We chose "United in Heart" from the Rig Veda and it has been a great addition to our meditation repertoire.
Many YAs, and non-YAs, struggle with being "allergic" to certain passages. Sometimes these allergies come from something specific in our background, sometimes it's just that the words of a passage don't appeal to us. What is so powerful about this type of meditation is that there are so many different passages from so many traditions and authors. We can choose passages to inspire us, to comfort us, and even to challenge us.
We'd love to hear about a time when a specific passage spoke to you. How did you choose it? How did it impact you? Share your thoughts in the comments below:
- What's an example of a time when you used a particular passage to support or challenge your daily life?
- If you meditated on "United in Heart", what qualities might you gain?
Note: If you're interested in learning to meditate, or would like to share this form of meditation with a friend, you could take part in our free one-hour webinar on this Saturday, October 4th. Visit the website for more details and to register.
United in Heart – The Rig Veda
May we be united in heart. May we be united in speech. May we be united in mind. May we perform our duties as did the wise of old.
May we be united in our prayer. May we be united in our goal. May we be united in our resolve. May we be united in our understanding. May we be united in our offering. May we be united in our feelings. May we be united in our hearts. May we be united in our thoughts. May there be perfect unity amongst us.