Meditation Will Run to You


“What are the beginning steps in Yoga? The yamas and niyamas. These are ten observances to help keep the mind clean and free from greed, anger, jealousy, avarice, pride. They teach you to do everything as an offering—Ishvara pranidhana—and not to return pain when you get pain from somebody else’s actions. Santosha is contentment, to be always happy. If one follows these beginning steps—just one or two moral virtues—that’s enough. Meditation will run to you, you don’t need to go meditate. The mind just becomes calm. You are already meditating. But, without these observances in your life, if you meditate—maybe you’re keeping your mind under control by force—the moment you get up from your meditation, you’re still the same old person.


“God bless you. OM Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi.”


More Inspiration from Sri Swami Satchidananda and Integral Yoga Magazine

Meditation has been known, especially in the WEST, as a practice.  To practice meditation, to go to meditation class, to set time aside for meditation be it each day or week.  By
 doing it to just do it, as Nike* has taught us through their marketing adds,
yes for many, as long as we just do it, 
keeping the dedicated steady practice, with patience eventually the practice
manifests.  The practice no longer is practice but you are finally meditating at all spaces at all locations.
Beings will say 'i go do yoga now' or 'i go meditate now', but like our dear beloved Satchidananda describes just above, 
it is only the few, 
that are immovable from their practice, and have transcended practice, and do not need this active physical piece of doing 'yoga or meditating' as they have gone past this, and even their DNA structure and cells vibrate
that which is meditation 
as they have become that which was before the practice, and we perceive, it can only occur in this fashion, by following, 
EXACTLY what Pattabhi Jois has preached when still in the physical form.  Practice is 99% and theory 1% until you pass practice and even pass theory into the being of the practice. 

1975 ancient history story of "prison meditation" project for juvies...
"In 1975, a Fed grant evaluator came to my NJ agency office to reject my "Yoga and Meditation for Incarcerated Youth" grant. He was exhausted from drive from Trenton to Atlantic City, before he left for return drive, I taught him simple pranayama. He opened his eyes and merely said, "I'll get you the money" -- and he did. He needed the experience, that was all....
This was first Federal grant to pay for prison meditation. The reviewer thought I wanted mediCation for the kids, since mediTation was almost unknown, then..."  -Stuart Sovatsky

"Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you'll hear them speaking to you."―Qui-Gon Jinn, to Anakin Skywalker