THE FOUR MEDITATION TECHNIQUES OF DIVINE LIGHT MISSION
These are the four secret meditation techniques, sometimes called The Four Kryjas, taught to me after six months of intense brainwashing by the Divine Light Mission cult which I was fortunate enough to escape from in 1985. My full story from those days is online at BRAINWASHED - A CULT SURVIVOR'S TALE
Maharaji would have followers believe that he has exclusive rights to the meditation techniques as if invented by the line of living gods he claims descent from - In fact they are not new at all - they are even described in the Bagavad Gita. Many meditation handbooks carry the instructions for exactly the same practices. The Kryjas are the most closely guarded secret in the cult. Followers take an oath never to reveal them to others. As the cult surrounding Maharaji is a travesty and a mockery of beliefs, I have no reservations about sharing the meditations with you now, right here.
1/. THE LIGHT - By focusing in total darkness on the third eye, with your fingers appropriately placed, with thumb and middle finger resting just below the eyebrows, (thumb in one eye and third finger in the other), and your index finger resting gently against the centre of your temple, you close your real eyes and concentrate. You should see the light forming inside your head. Many see it as a white glow; clichés like brighter than a thousand suns, and I just had my head opened and a torch shone in, are common. At first, I saw zilch. On the second try I saw a bright, thin orange line of light turning over and over on itself slowly. After you learn the Light, your initiator reads quotations from saints like Anselm & Augustine to convince you that they also saw The Light you have seen. Similar quotations follow revelation of the other three techniques given below.
2/. THE MUSIC - involves concentrating on the primordial vibration that activates the Universe, the so-called ‘Music of the Spheres’. You hear it by placing your thumbs in your ears and pulling back just far enough not to be listening to the blood pounding through your ears, which is of course, exactly what you are meditating on, not God’s Song Of All Creation, as Maharaji would have you believe. .
3/. THE HOLY NAME (THE VIBRATION) - Inhale slowly, deeply, smoothly, through your nose, and then slowly exhale, but before all the air is out you start breathing in again, and you just keep going, never quite letting all the air out. This overfeeds the brain with oxygen, and creates an artificial but potent drug like high which can obliterate some brain cells in the process. It intoxicates the mind like a slow hyperventilation (normally achieved by rapid gasping for breath). Long term practitioners have claimed an inability to read books or do simple arithmetic any more. This is the most important technique, and used often in direct conjunction with the other three techniques. It is also the one technique you can practice round the clock, as was expected of DLM followers, and it believed that you can, with practice, even perform the holy name in your sleep. You are supposed to breath the holy name in all activity and throughout your working day.
4/. THE NECTAR - This involves a slight sounding addition to the holy name technique in which you move your tongue back as far is it will go towards the naval cavity and keep it there as you breath the holy name. This allows you to supposedly breath in all the sweet tastes in the Universe, while in fact you are only inhaling mucous, and snot dripping down the cavity towards the throat. Many followers damaged their tongue muscles using this technique, and while I never came across a case, the danger of actually swallowing your tongue seems very apparent.
The reason for secrecy about the meditations is that Maharaji wants followers to think they won't work without him - the truth is the opposite - without your money continuing to be paid into supporting him, he cannot maintain the life of extreme luxury he is so used to. You are no more dependent on him to practice these meditations than you are dependent on your swimming instructor to be present whenever you swim once he has finished showing you the basics.
Copyright. Arthur Chappell
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