"A clear vision of the fundamentals of religion comes about through the application of their derivative principles, and the derivatives are corrected by comparing them against their original sources. There is no way to the station of contemplation (mushahidah) of [internal] states except by esteeming as great the means and principles that God has esteemed to be great." ―Al-Jurayri in Al-Risalah: Principles of Sufism by Al-Qushayri
Principles of Meditation
The science of meditation is founded upon universal principles and laws. Just as physical nature develops in accordance with specific causes and conditions, likewise our true, spiritual nature is realized through precise actions and methods, since everything in the cosmos is established through the law of causality.
Meditation is a means of acquiring information about ourselves and why we suffer, so that we can radically transform negative internal states. By removing psychological conditions we have created within ourselves that trap our true potential and fill us with affliction, we can access the essential nature of reality, free of illusion, speculation, doubt, or theory.
Countless practitioners throughout the world have verified the results of meditation, which are characterized by the following psychological qualities: serenity, peace, insight, compassion, cognizant love, altruism, profound concentration, comprehension, purity, and happiness for others. While these qualities are natural and inherent to the consciousness, they are dependent upon specific causes for their realization.
This course will explain the principles of meditation through the literature of Samael Aun Weor and the writings of Al-Qushayri, Ansari, Hujwiri, Rumi, Ibn 'Arabi, and other Sufi mystics / masters, due to the clarity, simplicity, universality, and depth of their teachings. We invite students of any religion, tradition, or system to realize the true purpose and realities of meditation within him or herself.
Lectures are forthcoming!