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Jan 15, 2011

Concentration is the ability to pay attention and not be distracted. This is the fundamental basis of entering into meditation itself. Without concentration, meditation is not possible. So, beginners first learn how to concentrate. This lecture explains how.

"It is completely impossible to experience the Being—the Innermost, the Reality—without becoming true technical and scientific masters of that mysterious science called meditation. It is completely impossible to experience the Being—the Innermost, the Reality—without having reached a true mastery of the quietude and silence of the mind." - Samael Aun Weor

"Without wise concentration on thought, the experience of the truth is impossible." - Samael Aun Weor

"If you focus the rays of the sun through a lens, they can burn cotton or a piece of paper; but, the scattered rays cannot do this act. If you want to talk to a man at a distance, you make a funnel of your hand and speak. The sound-waves are collected at one point and then directed towards the man. He can hear your speech very clearly. The water is converted into steam and the steam is concentrated at a point. The railway engine moves. All these are instances of concentrated waves. Even so, if you collect the dissipated rays of the mind and focus them at a point, you will have wonderful concentration. The concentrated mind will serve as a potent searchlight to find out the treasures of the soul and attain the supreme wealth of Atman (the Self), eternal bliss, immortality and perennial joy." - Swami Sivananda

This is a lecture from the free online course Fuel for Spiritual Experience: Meditation and Energy

Course Description:

Spiritual experiences are not difficult to have if you know the laws of nature that manage them. Learn the exact science of spiritual practice that leads to the awakening of the consciousness, by means of harnessing the most powerful energies in the universe.

Within us are the energies that can empower the realization of our full potential, through which we can become completely developed beings. Learn about the steps of meditation, vital energy, ojas, sexual transmutation, pranayama, kundalini, and much more. With these tools, we can reach complete liberation from suffering, and thereby be of great service to others.