2Allah or Buddha (Buddho in
). There are various two-syllable
usedwithin Jewish meditation, but according their tradition they are not written down.Respecting that ancient custom, they are not written herein. Though this harmonizedmovement of sound and breath takes time to develop until it becomes a habit, whenthis stage does occur, the practice also becomes natural. Thus, when forgetfulness of the aksara (sound) of “Om” does happen, we feel an acute unnatural feeling whilecrossing over the middle point of each breath. This should create a sense of dis-ease,which will cause remembrance of “Om” to again activate within our mentalmovement. The positive aspect of this process is that upon recognition of theabsence of the
, some degree of “
” will be experienced – even possibly a feeling of being “out of touch” with the Divine Presence beinginvoked. This could also be experienced as being “out of breath”. This
isthe beginning of the needful intensity of longing for God -
As inhuman relationships, the deepest sincerity of love is developed most profoundlythrough the “despair of temporary separation”. This is an active movement of thegrace of God. God pushes us through our remembrance; God pulls us through our forgetfulness.
FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCT!
The process of spiritual transformation, once activated, works through theinstinctual aspect of our personality. Habits, especially derived from
areextremely difficult to change merely by an act of will. But on the instinctual level,habits can and must be dismantled. There are two main areas to concentrate on andwork within. First is to break the instinctual urge to procrastinate, to delay, or even todo two or more things at once! This habit fosters leaving things undone, which seepsright into our spiritual practice. Here, though we have begun to adopt a routine of spiritual practice that fosters and promotes a continuous flow of thoughts towardscompleteness, through the procrastinating habit in external worldly affairs, we infectthe potential achievements of our higher mind and heart with a negative directionalflow of a
character. The most significant obstacle man faces within the practice of religious life is a
. For most, especially without proper guidance, this is an insurmountable obstacle.Regardless of this obstacle, vanquishing this enemy from within heralds in asupremely important level of advancement. Prayer and meditation are the keyfactors. For when we pray; we speak and God listens. When we meditate; Godspeaks and we listen.God speaks to us, in a diffused way, through our instincts. This is God’sresponse to our prayers. We have become sunk within the restraining confinementsof the base intellectual mind; separated from the intuitional realm (
) where God converses freely with us. Thus, the only way, the only avenue that