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Denne sektion af
meditation.dk
har jeg, på nær
nedenstående sektion,
valgt at forfatte
på engelsk.



I perioden fra 1989 til
2006 tilbragte jeg en
stor del af min tid i Indien,
passioneret optaget af at
studere og praktisere
Meditation.

Denne side er lavet i
dyb taknemmeliged til
disse åndelige fakkelbærere
fra Indien. De er en uddøende
race. I dag tvivler jeg på, at der
findes mange af dem tilbage.
Kun tre personer i min Hall
of Fame til venstre er
stadig i live.



Ofte støder jeg på den
forestilling at man kun bør
studere Meditation under én
lærer inden for ét bestemt
system. Jeg er ganske uenig.
Kun ved at studere under
flere vidt forskellige lærere
kan man finde sin egen,
 unikke vej.



Det er med vilje, at jeg kalder
mine meditationslærere
for inspiratorer frem
for at kalde dem mestre.

Nogle af disse åndelige lærere
kunne ikke selv leve op til
deres egen lære. Ikke desto
mindre var det en gave at
lade sig inspirere af
det bedste i dem.

Der findes ingen perfekte
Mestre og det ville i øvrigt 
være en katastrofe for os,
hvis de virkelig fandtes.

Intet menneske kan hoppe
over sin egen skygge.
  
Vi er alle vidunderligt fejlbarlige.
  
Der findes i min optik
kun én mester.

Denne mester bor i
hjertet på hver af os.

Kun gennem den indre
mesters intuitivt tungetalende
og følelsesfulde råd finder
vi den kringlede vej til
sjælens sommerfugl.

For at følge vejen til kildens udspring, må vi følge bækken.
 Bækkens løb er aldrig lige.
Den snor sig organisk
gennem landskabet.

At adlyde ydre autoriteters
tilbud om lige landeveje,
kan i værste fald
berøve os for vidunderlige
og værdifulde fejltagelser!

Kroppen lærer ikke ved at
undgå erfaringer gennem råd.

Den lærer ved at lade sig
berøre maksimalt af livets
duale puls.
 
Hvad du i dag oplever som
et fejltrin, vil senere
åbenbares som
et åndeligt dansetrin.
 


Man has to seek God in error
forgetfulness and foolishness
Meister Ekchart


 
If you want to succeed,
double your failure rate

Thomas J. Watson



 

Ramana

Sunyata

Papaji

Bharadwaj

Faqir Baba

Manav Dayal

Nirmala Pandit

Pandit Dayal

Bassi Gulam

Stationmaster

Bhargat Singh

Lakbir Singh

Sita

Shabdanand

Lal Chand

Lahori Pandiji

Ramesh Giri

Asha Thakur

Meditation is smiling at you!

The wonderful Mystic Nisargadatta said:

One can take a photograph of a candle, but it will not emit light.

I dare to disagree... Just look at these pictures: It is indeed possible to get Divine Inspiration...
Just by looking at these faces something can happen with one's own face.
It can become an expression of ... alive! Serenity - joy - love ... all are words we can use trying to catch
the Bird of Soul. Just feel free to stare at these faces. They give away the answer to the riddle - and then maybe one day you can pass on the joke to others..
 
A time will come when we all will smile like these Divine Inspirators...
 
This time is now.


Apart from Ramana, Sunyata and Faqir Baba,
I had the good fortune to meet all these Inspirators.

One teacher or a spirtual shopper?
Often you hear that you can only have one Teacher.
That is true concerning your own inner Master residing in your Body Temple.
 
But a student of Spirit Life can with benefit study under several external
Masters. Then (s)he has a good possibility to raise beyond the
parrot state and express his own original Inner Master.
Every mans heart is thus a new temple in a new religion.

What you will meet here is actually not these Great Beings.
Actually I cannot even tell anything about how elevated they are in a spiritual sense...
You will primarily encounter my experience of them. It cannot be otherwise.
Each one of them reflects different aspects of truth in me...
I therefore have taken the liberty to comment these meetings with my own writings.


It is everybody's birthright to meet a Divine Inspirator or a Divine Inspiration.
It will happen when time has been ripened by timelessness.

Is it possible to have a Guru or a spiritual teacher?
In a modern society where everybody is equal and where everybody is his or her own Master?

In contemporary democratic societies the social interaction between humans tends to follow horizontal lines. This is a major Human achievement! Before that, communication along vertical lines have bonded humans in pyramids of power and suppression.

However - if we become one dimensional in our equal outlook - are we then able to recognize, admire and imbibe great Human Spirit?   
 
Or are we noisy, arrogant, small, mass produced, post modern egos? - our cup always filled with our own agenda...   
 
Well - at least I can speak for myself...
 
One of the things that  was most difficult for my western ego, was to accept a vertical Spiritual Influx.

Grace is a multi dimensional joker in a cosmic card game. To allow this play to take place in you - you have to accept  that you can only win by being a looser.

Lose yourself in front of That which is greater than you.

Well...so many Great Beings from Jesus to Muhammad have expressed that so beautifully!
And so many less great souls from Hitler to new age cult leaders have misused that!

So ... I am very grateful to my little over-proud and skeptical ego! 

It has saved me many times in the last 30 years... I watched others surrender to folly
and face the painful consequences.


So we have to be very skeptical and vigilant, while we long, search and look for:

The Right time
The Right place
&
the Right company


Meditation is living life as poetry.

But this poetry quickly dries up like the skin on old hands.
Once I was told by Shabdanand Ji:

Data Dayal said to Faqir Chand that his own teachings were out of date. They were no longer able to transmit the Truth as far as time had changed. And because of this he ordered Faqir to change the teachings according to Modern Times and according to his own experience.

How wonderful a statement! Unspoken truth is timeless. But as soon as you use words your statements are bound to age with time. And
Data Dayal´s greatness was that he was able to, with his teachings, to point out the time-bound weakness of teachings.


Already Buddha pointed at the moon and warned about the tendency to cling to His finger.
Where the moon was in the past and what hands there were to point it out, can only be a discussion for academicians and people clinging to the graveyard of the past.
The Moon is ever the same, and it does not bother.


What is Meditation?

Meditation is for the one who knows that there is nothing to understand.
And this page is dedicated to the ones who wants to understand why there is nothing to understand. I think Socrates was the first in the west to walk this path of knowing-no-knowing.
In great ancient India this not-knowing was called neti, neti: not this and not this. You are not your name,your wealth, your body ....

This vedantic approach is attractive for the intellect and hence it has become very popular in the west. But the danger is that the western brain,
already suffering too much from "intellectualitis", can risk a fatal blow from a disease we can diagnose as "spiritual intellectualitis".
On the other hand one can also become addicted to feelings and through feelings make the ego's endless lust for telling stories about itself an even greater drama.

Ramana Maharshi has formulated a very good spiritual antidote for these addictions: the self
enquiring question Who am I -
(Nan Yar?)
Asked with sincerity it will send you back into the Source You are - and this is a Mystery ... basically not to understand but to live.

Meditation is a Wild Flower.
A precious Edelweis is growing by itself in your inner timeless Himalayan Garden.
Religions & meditation-techniques have evolved around it. They try to cultivate and nourish this Flower. But often they end up suffocating it. Because a wild flower is a wild flower is a wild flower


Ordinary people in Meditation - YouTube

Ordinary spiritual spiritual inspirators from North India -
a doctor and a simple farmer. They have integrated the practize
of meditation in their daily life. I was staying in the same room with
them for a week. I was struck by their hapiness and youthfull presence.




Kind regards from Gunnar Muhlmann