December 9, 2014 | Comment

Not too many years ago, meditation was practised by a relatively small percentage of people outside of India. Now, meditation has been embraced by athletes, celebrities, corporate executives, schools, as well as religious groups and spiritual people of all faiths and backgrounds. Scientists have become intrigued with techniques and processes and the physical effects of meditation. Meditation has gone mainstream!

Raja Yoga Meditation as taught by the Brahma Kumaris is distinguished from other forms of meditation and mindfulness in its emphasis on direct experience​ of one’s spirit or soul, and the soul’s communication and relationship with the divine source of spiritual energy. For BKs, this is a process of remembrance and an experience of a return to one’s true identity. There is no denying that various meditation techniques have been shown to have impressive beneficial effects on health in general and thought processes in particular. While meditation is not a panacea for all ills, many scholarly articles, news stories, and books attest to the benefits of regular meditation, including:

1. Reduced stress

2. Improved physical and mental health

3. Increased self-knowledge

4. Emotional well-being

Raja Yoga Meditation deals with the divine spark of eternal spiritual light that is inside each person. Many spiritual teachers make reference to that spiritual light, yet too few people are ​actually able to experience this. With practice, the art of perceiving oneself and others from this dimension can be truly life changing.

In this video, BK Jayanti Kirpa​lani, European Director of the Brahma Kumaris, talks about Raja Yoga Meditation as one of the best methods for coping with the stresses of modern life. “Raja Yoga Meditation means coming back to who I am….The more I do this, the easier it will be. The first step is to acknowledge the truth of my own identity.” Sister Jayanti explains the nature of the self as a soul, the special nature of the Supreme, and the reasons for open-eyed meditation practised by the Brahma Kumaris.

Brahma Kumaris centres worldwide offer courses in Raja Yoga Meditation without charge.


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