I've been a spiritual seeker for many years, and although everything I tried made a difference, it is Vedic meditation that caused the most profound shift in my life. At all levels and in a very short amount of time.
Dejana, Life Coach
What does self-realisation feel like?
The experience of self is like coming home. When you regularly experience your deepest self, it makes you feel much more at ease within yourself. When we nourish the roots of our soul, our consciousness, then we nourish all of the branches and all of the fruits of our being.
The more we familiarise ourselves with this place within us, the more we spontaneously find ourselves living from a space of love, wisdom, intelligence, creativity and fruitful engagement with the world.
Meditation offers us a great vehicle for doing precisely this, and when we systematically give ourselves the experience of this deep inner state, then we will find that all aspects of life begin improving.
We also get to enjoy a deep sense of peace, happiness and contentment and this sense grows along with our rising awareness.
Why is Vedic meditation so successful at delivering this level of experience?
By working at the level of the nervous system, the seat of our consciousness, Vedic meditation helps deliver very swift and very profound experiences of the richness that lies at the subtle strata of life.
Even the boffins at Harvard have been able to run tests on people to see how self-realised they are, and interestingly, those who practise this technique tend to experience an effect from their meditation that is four times more powerful than those doing other practices.
This knowledge was largely lost for thousands of years, and, in its place, we developed techniques that could bring success, but at which you would have to work very, very hard to fully attain a state of realisation.
Thankfully, once India achieved independence, those Vedic masters who remained came out of the Himalayas and started making this knowledge widely available once more.
Not only is it highly effective, it is also considerably easier to practise than the vast majority of techniques that are available. Having your own mantra, which resonates within you as a subtle vibration will create a supreme level of coherence within your mind and body. You will find it easy to pick up, and easy to engage with, and it will provide an anchor to your practice that helps you settle down into the great ocean of consciousness that lies within.
Vedic meditation has opened a whole new way of living and being for me. I feel so inspired by life now! I also feel calmer, more peaceful and much more connected to the universe. I wasn't really expecting it to have such a huge impact like this, and all I can say is that I'm so grateful to Will and to Jess for all they have shared.
Patrick, Builder, Worthing
What does self-realisation really mean?
For centuries, if not millennia, wise men have been imploring us to “know thyself.” But what does that mean?
In our world, we are very object-oriented, but what about the subject? Is it the body, the mind, the ego, or the soul? We may understand our quirks and our traits well, our little pet likes and dislikes, but knowledge about the self is very different to the experience of self.
Besides, what determines our peccadilloes and fancies in the first place? And, indeed, the way we think, fear and act? Is it our DNA? Is it our family nurturing? Our peers, tribe or schooling? Our community or society? Our leaders?
Do the remnants of religious doctrine still sub-consciously hold sway over us? Or is it more modern key influencers, such as the media and advertisers? All will have their influence, and sometimes it can be a challenge to access that which represents our truest, deepest self.
When you find a way to de-excite the mind, body and nervous system, you start to see glimpses of what this fundamental reality is, and how you as an individual are an expression of that essence which lies deep within you.
Once you understand this, not just conceptually, but experientially as a living 24/7 reality, then you have attained self-realisation, and indeed, the first phase of an enlightened existence.
What is most encouraging is that I feel that each day that passes I am getting more and more in tune with myself and that I am becoming a more whole self-actualised person.
Sean, Teacher, Essex
What if I feel I am already self-realised or very close to it?
If you find yourself in a position of self-realisation, but feel there is even more potential to be explored, please do get in touch. There is indeed a great deal yet to be discovered, and we can help you find what are looking for.
Once you know the subject (“thyself”), and the objects of experience with which we are all familiar, then you can begin to discover everything in between.
The great sages of the Vedic tradition were all masters of the most advanced states of consciousness, and there is an incredible heritage of knowledge and techniques for helping deliver these states so that we can all achieve an extremely heightened and far-reaching state of awareness.
This is not merely about developing presence. That in itself is a very good start, but there is more. Much more.
We have access to all of the most powerful techniques that came from ancient India, and we take great joy in passing them on as and when people are ready for them. It’s simply a case of making sure that people are handed the right tools, and the right knowledge, at the right time. And for that, we are very grateful to have sat at the feet of the world’s foremost master of Vedic knowledge and to have learned everything he has to offer.