Deep Meditation: Pathway to Personal Freedom (Ayp Enlightenment Series) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2012/8/9
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"Deep Meditation" is a concise step-by-step instruction book for a simple yet powerful method of daily meditation that will systematically unfold inner peace, creativity and energy in daily life. Whether you are seeking an effective tool for reducing stress, improving your relationships, achieving more success in your career, or for revealing the ultimate truth of life within yourself, "Deep Meditation" can be a vital resource for cultivating your personal freedom and enlightenment.Yogani is the author of ground-breaking books on highly effective spiritual practices, including: Advanced Yoga Practices Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living (two comprehensive user-friendly textbooks), and The Secrets of Wilder, a powerful spiritual novel. The AYP Enlightenment Series makes these profound practices available for the first time in a series of concise instruction books. "Deep Meditation" is the first in the series.
Yogani is the author of the Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) system, including more than a dozen Instructional Titles available in Paperback, Kindle eBook and AudioBook editions, covering all aspects of Full-Scope Yoga Practice. Since 1970, he has crossed the lines between many traditions, developing an effective integration of methods including Deep Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Hatha, Kundalini, Tantra, Self-Inquiry, and more. It is a flexible, scientific approach rather than a rigid, arbitrary one, and open to public scrutiny, as all spiritual knowledge should be nowadays. He has no desire for guru status - only to have the joy of making a small contribution to helping the disciplines of spiritual practice become open to everyone. He wishes to remain anonymous, preserving a quiet life in practices. AYP is not about the author. It is about all who long for knowledge.
I don't think a person can truly understand something without trying it on for size for awhile. I also think that there is an art to everything we do. Even things with "rules we should never break." One thing I really like about this author is that he gives you the absolute necesities and why and then some possible additions as long as they don't take away from the baseline instruction.
The style of teaching this author uses helps me to find my art in things faster. Finding our art in technique is how we become masters. I love being the master of my life.
I also love the fact that the author doesn't try to interject any of himself into the book. He simply sticks to informing the reader on how to meditate. No fluffy anecdotes about himself or other people he knows.
Looking forward to seeing how things go as I continue this meditation. Highly recommend this book for beginners. It's probably great for more experienced meditators too, but since I am not one, I can't really say one way or another from that perspective.
My background: I have read many many books on meditation, religion and philosophy. I majored in Religious Studies with an emphasis in Eastern traditions. I have practiced many forms of meditation/yoga over the past 20+ years.
In my opinion the best practice is the one you do. There are many techniques out there but if they are too difficult or elaborate or require exhaustive learning with questionable progress the average seeker will simply not persist. And persistence is the key to them all.
The technique laid out by Yogani is not new. It is a widely used Hindu practice that, in my opinion, is and has been one of the simplest and most effective means of meditation one can find. Trust me I have looked and looked. It is essentially TM, which despite its pop culture status, actually works.
Yogani's easy to follow writing style makes the technique and the philosophy/science behind it extremely accessible.
Bottom line: This is the simplest and most effective meditation technique you will find. Learn it. Do it. Witness your growth.