Enlightenment three stages of meditation achievement
This presentation on enlightenment will describe my own experiential process. Even though the detail may be different for each individual meditator the over all process is the same for us all. There are three arbitrary stages of meditation achievement, which are all described in the context of practicing continuous meditation. When you meditate soul energy speeds up and when you stop meditating soul energy flow slows down. By continuously holding your awareness within the soul energy flow at the level of the brow chakra or third eye location. You are practicing what I call common meditation. At this stage of meditation practice soul energy flow is only speeding up with no slowing down.
First stage is called brushing off the dust. Very sadly many meditators remain at this level of function during their whole life time. Thereby failing to penetrate the veil of illusion very deeply at all. It is a stage represented by slow soul energy flow with high resistance. During this first stage it is usual to receive what are called psychic insights; which forms the basis for the name insight meditation. Consequently this is where you gain the ability to see your own mental and emotional pattern or psyche; in a wider context when compared with what was previously the case. For many this experience is a psychic shock.
In passing I will comment upon the over weight physical body, which by definition is an unhealthy state. Over weight is a combination of extra fat cells and poison, toxin deposits with retained water. From a meditation point of view this is extra resistance so your progress in meditation maturity will be heavier going. If you are serious about your meditation then you will need to implement a healthy diet with an exercise program to moderate your weight. It is usual for serious meditators to adopt the two meal a day system with no evening meal. Some meditators will even take this a step further with the one meal per day system.
A long fasting phase every day allows for more efficient metabolism with greater efficiency of elimination of toxins and poisons. Once started on this stricter dietary program it will need to be a permanent lifetime change. Otherwise when going back to the original system you will put on weight at twice the rate that you did before.
Hopefully you will be strong enough to pass through this early stage of meditation with a duration of 2 years.
Now we come to the second stage of meditation, which I call the heavy lifting. At this stage the energy flow is becoming stronger and more significant. Therefore it will really penetrate and bite in to dissolve serious resistance. This is the stage where the bulk of the dissolving or dissolution is achieved. During this phase you will experience various aches and pains in your body as it is progressively straightened out. Resulting in a more correctly aligned spinal column with a squaring up of your frame or posture. Energy impacting upon resistance generates friction, which will create heat. This physics is by definition is a painful process. It is with very good reason that fire is the symbol of transformation. Only energy without resistance is pain free.
If your meditation is basically pain free when you begin then you are either already a very advanced soul with little resistance; or your meditation is not generating sufficient soul energy flow to dissolve significant resistance. You really do need to know the difference because it is the difference between being in illusion or reality. Duration of this phase is for about six years.
Compassion and loving grace
Third stage is what is called the home straight, final conclusion or touch up phase. Now we have arrived at the point of high energy and low resistance. Our experiential process is now moving within the energy field or pattern; which is full of compassion and loving grace. Consequently you are no longer functioning on a navel gazing theory level but a real living finely purified energy state of being. No amount of flapping your gums [commonly called talking], pretty pictures, tattoo’s, religious artifacts or practices will ever change your energy state. Admittedly any changes in attitudes from narrow and restricted to wide and holistic will improve your energy state; which demonstrates a greater soul influence.
Only the hard work of serious meditation will effect a significant change in your vibration rate or frequency. Reflecting that the power of the over soul is the only source to dissolve the resistance of ego. In comparison with earlier stages we move through this final stage much more quickly. All that is required now is to dissolve the last remaining specks of resistance to gain the energy state of enlightenment.
Enlightenment energy state
Definition insight meditation
Insight meditation is the conscious process of increasing energy from the over soul; to facilitate the movement from the ego [personality] contracted state into the expansion of soul. Enlightenment energy state is created with insight meditation practice. Over all this process is exactly the same for every individual in incarnation. Especially relevant is that the experiential process; is different and unique to each particular meditator. Furthermore this is because the resistance pattern within each individual is different. As a result of the ego’s being different then so too when the increased soul flow energy impacts; it will create a different dissolving experiential process. Beginning with the study of spiritual science correctly; you will increase your energy state or spiritual awareness.
All serious esoteric students would be wise to read and study; all the healing and meditation articles contained on this website until a holistic picture forms in the mind. After this point is achieved you no longer need any more theory. All you need to do now is implement the steps of purification to see for yourself; achieving the wisdom of you own direct experience. Especially relevant aspect of Insight Meditation is that soul energy flow is increasing; while resistance is decreasing. Consequently when taken to its final conclusion; this fact alone leads to the natural law physics energy state of enlightenment.
Our focus of perception may remain on the surface levels with discussion; perpetuating endless cycles of contraction consequences with pain and suffering experience. These are the passion elimination symptoms; with their associated reactive aggressive behaviors. As a result then perhaps we may choose to move onto a little deeper level by stopping the discussion; to act on an energy level with serious meditation practice. Hence with increased energy through our being; we will move on an inner level into expansion with its natural consequences. Especially relevant these are all the compassion qualities; with their associated responsive non aggressive behaviors.
Discussion needs to be enacted upon
Discussion is only useful in the aspect of providing an idea, which needs to enacted upon. Who will take their first steps of moving out of the glamour of illusion or the dream into reality? What is required is the strength and motivation; to face the truth of what is within without fear or distortion by emotion. Especially noteworthy is the ego likes to keep the entity entrapped in illusion. While maintaining its position of power; rather than to see the truth of the divine spark of divinity within. The barrier is only a mirage, which needs to be moved through.
Secondary consequence of increasing energy to dissolve resistance is to gain the ability to see clearly; which is firstly in yourself and then everyone else around you. Usually this is referred to as clairvoyant vision. It is simply the gaining of the ability to see in a wider spectrum of energies; which is commonly called the opening of the third eye.
Meditation Ability Observations
Meditation enlightened energy state
There is a direct relationship between the degree of contraction, crystallization or resistance and the level of behavioral reactivity expressed or demonstrated by any individual. High or strong resistance is demonstrated with greater reactivity; thus lower resistance is demonstrated with lower levels of reactivity. Meditation maturity achieves lower levels of resistance in our being. Accordingly there will be lower levels of behavioral reactivity demonstrated.
With astute observation an assessment can be made of the degree of reactivity; which enables you to make an informed determination of the level of meditation ability. This is a direct demonstration that greater amounts of energy from the over soul; dissolving more resistance reflects greater meditation ability or maturity. Most of all this leads to a greater expression of less reactivity. Consequently these observations confirm that any individual with advanced meditation ability; will always demonstrate greater inner peace a natural consequence of the enlightened mind.
Symbol of Souls Journey
The most important aspect of Insight Meditation is that soul energy flow is increasing while resistance is decreasing. When taken to its final conclusion; this fact alone leads to the natural law physics of the enlightenment energy state. When beginning serious meditation it is easier to gain a solid start by participating in group meditation sessions. Because you are held in a stronger group aura. You will find that your meditations will be of a longer duration with stronger intensity; when compared with what they would be meditating as an individual. After you have achieved meditation maturity or continuous meditation ability; then group meditation is no longer necessary. As your own energy is now strong enough to sustain itself.
Pattern of meditation awareness
There are essentially two choices in how you choose to focus your awareness during meditation practice. Firstly is the technique taught by Goenka; which is to follow your awareness over a gross sensation area until you feel subtle sensations. When you then move your awareness further on. The second way is to hold your awareness on an area with subtle sensations and when they stop changing; you then move your awareness on.
Either way produces the same results with increasing soul energy flow with stronger sensations over time. My suggestion is for you to make your own choice as I did during this early stage of meditation practice. Eventually you will become aware that there is essentially an interaction between energy and resistance in your being; which is what I call the coal face. Because this is essentially what defines your level of meditation spiritual maturity; with its associated level of awareness or consciousness. At this point in your meditation practice you will come to realize that you have continuous meditation ability.
Now it is time to practice what I call common meditation; which is to hold your awareness within the soul energy flow at all times during your waking day. This is the common point where all individuals end up regardless; of which particular technique was used in the early or beginner stages of meditation practice.
Immoral Action or Enlightenment Energy
This article explains how awareness may be utilized differently during meditation practice; when compared with the Goenka reported Vipassana Meditation doctrine.
Immoral action or enlightenment energy state is the one choice, which is before us all. When part knowledge is presented as whole knowledge; this will lead to an inevitable set of consequences. Any individual who presents the wisdom of direct experience; outside the official part knowledge doctrine is branded a heretic and exiled from the official group. As a natural consequence of this the group controllers maintain their ego’s in positions of power; over others keeping themselves and their students enslaved in perpetual ignorance.
During your meditation practice provided soul energy flow is increasing while resistance is decreasing. Certainly you may be totally self assured that you are gaining greater progress in your meditation maturity. This is the most important and essential aspect of meditation practice. What ever particular meditation technique that you choose; or the way in which you utilize awareness. Certainly it is only a secondary consequence to the achievement; of increasing flows of energy from the over soul. Insight meditation is a dissolving sequence. Hence the closer you are to dissolving yourself out; then the greater is your meditation maturity to become enlightened.
Only those meditators who come to see clearly the wider view by accident or outside influence; will then move on outside the official doctrine or program to eventually achieve enlightenment. The Vipassana meditation program is perfect when it is applied as directed. To achieve the start of conscious awareness for soul energy flow within the body. On the pathway to achieving the enlightenment energy state.
However my direct experience has been after 9 courses over a 14 month period; that the quality and depth of meditation practice with underlying spiritual understanding for most assistant teachers is weak. This is basically because most officially appointed teachers parrot the official part knowledge; as whole knowledge maintaining an ignorant limited perspective over their sphere of influence.
The simple truth remains that awareness can be used differently within meditation practice; to gain better and more timely results. Personally I see the official protocol presented for the direction of awareness within meditation practice as the long method. An alternative approach or protocol in the direction of awareness is to focus on soul energy flow. This is to facilitate the breaking through of blockages or restrictions in the main energy channels in particular; leading to a faster build up of soul energy voltage within the body. Which then leads to the achievement of those very qualities that we are all striving to achieve.
In passing I will mention that a Sri Lankan assistant teacher explained to me; that you may focus your awareness on the sensations rather than the blind area’s to achieve the same end results. Consequently to which I replied, this is what I am already doing. To focus on sensations is to focus on soul energy flow. As you hold your awareness on a sensation; the flow of soul energy will increase to that location leading to stronger more expansive sensations. When you feel that the energy flow at that particular moment has reached its peak; then it time to move your awareness on.
Awareness on sensation is to focus on soul energy flow
You continually move the focus of your awareness to a point that demonstrates increasing soul energy flow. After a period of meditating at a different point or points; then you may return to your original point of focus to find. Now the energy flow will be even stronger than before!
The next step then is to hold your awareness on the locations in the body; which will lead to the greatest freeing up or release of soul energy. In the beginning in most cases you will need to observe the flow of energy around blockages; then eventually through the blockages with the piecing, penetrating, dissolving action. Yes there may be discomfort or even pain in the early stages; which is because you are creating a pressure to expand, which your channels may not be open enough to accommodate properly yet. This is the whole point as you are forcing open these channels.
It is an individual choice as to how much discomfort; you are prepared to put with in order to facilitate your own maturity in meditation practice. In my own case I experienced a thumping headache for three months; which never deterred me at all because I knew exactly what I was doing and why. It is important to realize that this is a passing phase, because as the channels open up properly all discomfort will disappear.
Certainly after clearing all the major blockages or restrictions to soul energy flow within the body; you can then go back to the official protocol to clear out all the remaining Sankhara’s. Only this time your practice will have far greater soul energy power driving it; which will then lead you to achieve far better results. Especially noteworthy is that increased soul energy or electricity flow. A natural consequence of decreased resistance as the soul voltage remains unchanged.
This naturally leads to increased and improved metabolic functions within the body; with stronger auric emanations or subtle sensations. This is the fulfilling of the first aspect of soul; which is the purification of the three vehicles of the personality [Mental body, Emotional body, Physical body]. Any individual with the capability for advanced or deep meditation will always demonstrate the laser mind of the soul infused mind.
Mr. Goenka’s comment that everyone needs to work out the path for their own salvation is 100 percent correct; which includes how awareness is utilized. To facilitate the melting and removal of all the crystalline structures created by the ego. For all those people who are unable to see the wisdom of direct experience contained within this article I feel only compassion; because you will remain trapped in the illusion of your own ego for some significant period into your future.