Long long ago so long ago a baby boy was born in a remote
village in India. The newborn had one BIG problem!! He neither opened his eyes
nor did he cry.The worried mother approached the doctor and pleaded “Doctor,
please save my child!! “
The doctor took the baby in his arms
and clicked his fingers .Lo and Behold the child opened its eyes and started wailing.
The doctor explained ‘. Your son is a heavenly child. When he came from heaven
to earth, there was severe transition stress. He did meditation for five
minutes to relieve the stress’
The boy’s meditation journey started
from that time.
When the boy was in his fifth
standard, his class teacher complained to his mother saying that he was
sleeping in the class.
Mother ‘Never Madam, He would not
have slept. He would have practised Meditation’
Teacher ‘Is snoring, part of
meditation or part of sleeping’
Mother ‘Madam, He is practicing the
snoring meditation taught by our Guru Sleepanda focusing his attention on
snoring to achieve super consciousness state.
Ever since the teacher stopped
disturbing him while the boy blissfully snored.
As he moved to high school he mastered
the art of meditating without snoring back ground music and there were no problems
with the teachers at all.
But when he got into College, he
found out a different dimension of meditation. Girls were meditating on boys
and boys were meditating on girls.
Time flew by, and he was no longer
contended with practicing meditation on his own .He wanted to learn meditation
from a Guru.
Here, in every state, every district,
every town, every village, even in every street, we have gurus to teach
meditation. But the problem is that they prefer only female disciples.
With lot of difficulties, he found a
Guru asked him to close eyes and
inhale and exhale.
He looked at him and said ‘Guru, this
is what I am doing day and night, otherwise, I would have died by now’
Guru calmly looked at his disciple
and said, ‘What you are doing at night is called ‘sleeping ‘and what I am going
to teach is ‘meditation’’
What. At first he was surprised. And
then the enlightenment dawned on him like it dawned on Buddha under Bodhi tree.
For him it was a tamarind tree under which they were practising meditation.
‘Sleeping and meditation are two
different things. Oh God. Great
His guru’s Words opened his eyes, but
Guru asked him to close his eyes and continue the meditation.
He said ‘Sorry’ and closed his eyes.
Guru was explaining the process of
meditation. ‘We have a conscious mind which is always wandering around. With
this practice, we may have to move into our subconscious state and then our subconscious
mind will search the super consciousness and will merge with that to attain the
On hearing this explanation, he was
little bit confused and fell unconscious.
Guru sprinkled water on his face and
told ‘Please don’t worry about the process. You continue to focus on your breathing.
Do this for five minutes daily at your home regularly.’
He went home and sat on the floor of
the hall and closed his eyes. He could hear the sound from TV, sound from
bathroom, and also he could smell the aroma of food coming from kitchen.
His conscious mind was wandering
around these sounds and smells. When the mind entered the sub-conscious state, he
heard a heavy heavenly voice. He followed the voice and opened his eyes only to
find his commander in chief, his wife staring and shouting ‘Enough with the
meditation. Get ready to take our son to school ‘
His conscious mind suddenly changed
its path and he again fell unconscious. When he opened his eyes, he could see
the deep respect on the face of his wife while she uttered,’ is the meditation
this much effective. Your face has a bright glow’
The shine on his face was due to the
oil he had applied overnight but he was not going to reveal that
That bright chance of his wife
respecting him made him to continue the meditation efforts. He is a very
sincere fellow. If you look back at his
educational records, you could find out that it took ten attempts for him to
complete the degree and twenty attempts to complete the post graduation.
Now let it be hundred and more
attempts. His awakening experience has started his meditation journey and it
will continue for ever.