This paper was presented at the
National Seminar on
Indian Psychology: Theories and Models

SVYASA, Bangalore,
December 26 - 28, 2007

 

Meditation: an absolutized consciousness

Beena Isaac — University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

 

Human mind is a wonderfully rich and mature treatise on meditation and growth in the spiritual life, with an absolutized consciousness. Meditation is a state of intense concentration. We must learn to concentrate on whatever we do, whether pleasant or unpleasant, as long as it is beneficial for us. There is a still higher plane on which the mind can work. It can go beyond self-consciousness. It experiences super-consciousness. This is what we understand by meditation which is an absolutized consciousness.

The purpose of all spiritual practices, including meditation, is to fully manifest the inherent capacity of our true self. It forms the very core of our being. This realisation will inspire us to turn around and consciously search for the highest level of spirituo-psycho-somatic development. One who has powerful thoughts of an absolutized consciousness can reach the highest goal of meditation.

Email the author, Dr. Beena Isaac, at dr.beenaisaac@yahoo.co.in