Practicing Neti: How to practice NETI?
In literal terms Neti means... not this, not this! Practice of Neti is a
sure shot method of reaching God in one's lifetime! The practice of Neti was best preached and advocated by
Maharishi Ramana... the sage of Arunachala... who gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation
(moksha) in his lifetime.
In my search for God... in the early stages of my life I never clearly
understood the meaning of meditation! Most people advocated sitting in a dark room, concentrating on the
center of a dimly lit bulb! None truly seemed to know what meditation yoga really meant? Still, most indulged
in meditation concentrating on God... who knows what?
As further time elapsed on the spiritual path... I realized gravity of
the matter! We need to search for God Almighty with absolute sincerity. Who was God... what we meant... when
we talked of God Almighty? What was the sure shot method of reaching God early. Reading literature related to
Maharishi Ramana I realized the importance of Neti... the path of Neti!
In spiritual terminology, Neti meant negating everything in cosmos one by
one and what ultimately remains is God Almighty. Lying in Shavasana pose of yoga I used to inquire within...
is air God... no! Is water God... no! Is Sun God... no! Proceeding on the path of Neti with utmost sincerity
after a gap of 25 years I finally landed in the laps of God Almighty.
I had practically negated everything in the cosmos that was not God and
what ultimately remained was God Almighty. For practicing Neti truthfully and sincerely one need controlling
five senses and mind in totality! Furthermore practice of absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years
in continuation is also necessitated.
Realizing God in ones lifetime... reaching stage of enlightenment demands
highest level of perfection possible as a human being... the same level of perfection that swami Vivekananda
demonstrated! Gaining enlightenment was not the goal of swami Vivekananda... he wanted to serve the community
at its level best!
Had swami Vivekananda desired gaining enlightenment in his lifetime... he could have easily done so! Swami
Vivekananda was a practitioner of Brahmacharya vrata... the path of absolute celibacy and in that he excelled. In
the history of mankind one has yet to find another Sage of the level of swami Vivekananda... to accomplish so much
in so little time!
After Adi Shankaracharya comes the name of swami Vivekananda... a human
being par excellence... a Nishakama karma Yogi par excellence! The will power demonstrated by swami
Vivekananda has no parallel in mankind. Even swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa... his spiritual master feared the
ferocity of his will power.
If we desire knowing the power of Neti... we must indulge in reading
literature related to Maharishi Ramana... the sage of Arunachala... one who reached the stage of self
realization (kaivalya jnana) in his lifetime! I have covered the topic of Neti in many articles essays on my
various websites! Literal reading of my essays will not gain anything. One needs reading in between the
More Practicing Neti related links...
Process Shavasana Pose of Yoga - Shavasana Pose of
Yoga Meditation - Shavasana Pose Yoga Neti Dead
Pose - Nirvikalpa Samadhi Sahaja Samadhi -
Meditation Techniques Guided Meditation
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Practicing Neti explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on path of neti can be found at : Meditation Techniques
... Vijay Kumar - 13 June 2010.
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