Necessity of Daily Meditation

A cyberspace devotee, Vatsala Devi from Johor Bahru, Malaysia, wants to know if it is necessary to meditate daily. Gurudeva says it is important to meditate daily at the same time and there are many techniques that are in the Master Course that can be used to solve family problems within yourself.

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Acharya Palaniswami: This question comes from Vatsala Devi, who also lives in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Vanakkam Gurudeva! My name is Vatsala and I am from Malaysia. Gurudeva, I just want to find out something from you about meditation. For meditation, do we have to do it every day or every week? Previously I was meditating once a week.Some of my friends said, "No. You have to do it every day." So now, I need some advise from you, Gurudeva, about meditation because I stopped doing it all together because of some family problems and I really do want to go deeply into the spiritual life. I hope to get a reply from Gurudeva. Thank you. Vatsala. Aum Namah Sivaya.

Gurudeva : Meditation is very necessary. It is a perfectly quiet time to yourself. Give yourself a time of the day, everyday same time, for your meditation.

There are many techniques that are outlined in the Master Course of 'Dancing, Living, and Merging with Siva' that you can use to solve family problems, within yourself. Detach yourself from them during your meditation and life in the home will improve.

In meditation, you are controlling your mind. In daily life, you either control your mind or if somebody upsets you, they are controlling your mind. You, as a pure soul, want to always be in charge, be the controller of the external mind. Daily meditation at the same time each day will lead to the accomplishment of this.