Satchidanand's Meditation Energy Enhancement Stories
After practising Zazen Meditation with Roshi Hogen Daido Yamahata for a time I began to feel him cleaning my Base Chakra every time I meditated. I was also doing Meditation Energy Enhancement techniques at that time which speeded up the meditative process. He used to wake me up early every morning and say "Get out of bed, Meditate Now!!"
Then by accident or by Luck. And to be Spiritual, you have to be lucky. I came across Swami Satchidananda of Yogaville.
I went to one of his talks and at the end of the talk he said "Lets Meditate for a couple of minutes."
So, we chanted Ha Ri OM and started to meditate.
I found myself one hundred feet in the air looking down at my body meditating below.
I looked up and there was Swami Satchidananda one hundred feet higher, saying "Come on up!! Come on up!!"
So I though that perhaps it would be a good thing to learn from him.....
In my interview with him I said what happened and said that I only had one problem in that I had heard that you were only supposed to have one Guru and Roshi Hogen was doing a really good job with me.
Satchidananda asked if I had any problems between the teachings of Hinduism and Zen. I said "NO, no problems!!" because I understood that the terminology of Meditation in Hinduism meant "The flow of Energy towards a Point of concentration" and Meditation or Zen in Japan meant Nirbija Samadhi or Enlightenment.
So he told me that I should think of Hogen and him as two engines on a train. Hogen was the one pushing FROM THE BASE CHAKRA. He was the one pulling FROM THE CROWN CHAKRA.
Hogen was the one looking after the base chakra. Satchidananda was the one looking after the Crown Chakra.
And this was proved to me later in his ashram and indeed everywhere I met him with incredible experiences of the higher planes, of Initiation, of telepathy indeed all the tales of Masters of the past came true when I was with him!!
And when I went on my "Grand Tour" of India I met up "Luckily" with many great Yogis and meditators. And with each one I had a wonderful Spiritual experience.
Sri Yogendra of Bombay had the reputation of not suffering fools gladly. If anyone was disrespectful he used to beat them up and throw them out!!
When he was young they used to put him in darkened rooms so that people could see the Prana, blue, rushing like electricty around his body.
He was 96 years old when I had my Interview with him. All I could do was to sit at his feet and remain quiet whilst he told me of his experiences. Spread out across the Whole Universe. In New York in the Thirties. Healing the children of Millionaires he earned enough to create his Ashram.
For the next day all I could feel was the energy rushing through my body Up and DOWN!! With a great Noise!!
That night, Yogendra told his son. "I can't seem to retain my Prana as well as I should. I think it is time to go!"
That night he died.
Same but different experiences with Hogen, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Swami Satchidananda, Father Bede Griffiths and last but not least, Osho.
All the stories like the ones above are waiting, eagerly, to be put into a book.
The purpose of Meditation practise is to get you into a state of meditation 24 hours a day. You need ENERGY to do this. You need ENERGY to get you into a state where you can receive more ENERGY!!
As Rumi said. You need to learn how to become a perfect thief!! You need to get quiet enough so that you can steal the energy of the Enlightened.
But the real perfect thief is exemplified in PromeTheus. Like all Enlightened Masters, he steals the fire from heaven and is condemned to have his liver eaten each day by another student thief like an eagle and every night for it to be grown back.
This Fire comes from that Fire. But Fire still remains. - Mandukya Upanishad
To Catch Light yourself. To Become Prometheus.
This is why Meditation Energy Enhancement Techniques are needed to Speed up the Meditative Process.
Swami Satchidananda - E GO!! Techniques, like those of Meditation Energy Enhancement are also needed.
As Hogen said to me, "Meditate a little every day!"
As Swami Satchidananda said to me, "Meditate regularly for a while and with EnTheosiasm"
As Vivekananda said, "If one person can become Enlightened. If you can recognise that even one person has ever become Enlightened!! Then know. That YOU TOO, can become Enlightened.
IT IS YOUR DESTINY!!"
ENERGY ENHANCEMENT ADVANCED TECHNIQUES TO INCREASE YOUR SPIRITUAL ENERGY AND SPEED YOUR EVOLUTION TOWARDS YOUR ULTIMATE PEACE AND HAPPINESS!!