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Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Nididhyasana: dhyai is ‘to contemplate’; didhyasa is dhyatum iccha or ‘desire to meditate’; Ni stands for nitaram meaning ‘wholly’, exceedingly’, thus ‘constant contemplation’ or ‘profound, continuous meditation’.
In Vedanta, the journey is said to be of three stages: sravana, hearing the teaching; manana, reflecting upon it; and nididhyasana, absorption beyond thought. Bhagavan tells us that Nididhyasana eradicates vasanas. When asked which of the asanas is best? He replied:
Nididhyasana (one-pointedness of the mind) is the best.” (Talks §557

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