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Regular listeners know already that the power of Vedic Meditation lies in the ability to allow transcendence. But is it the only way? And how do you know if you’ve transcended?
Prompted by a question from a listener, Thom takes a brief look at other meditation techniques and compares them to Vedic Meditation with respect to transcendence.
He also explains the clues the experience leaves to allow us to conclude that transcendence has taken place.
While meditation can have many functions, we have a choice between a technique that is specifically designed to help us transcend, or other ‘tiring ways’ which are designed for other purposes but may result in occasional transcendence.
[00:45] Q - Is Vedic Meditation the Only Meditation Technique That Allows Transcendence?
[01:10] A - Other Meditation Techniques
[03:06] The Mind is Thinking, Thinking, Thinking
[04:24] Creating the Moment of Bliss
[06:19] Many Tiring Ways of Transcending
[08:05] Cognitive Processes
[10:28] Less Volume of Thought
[11:40] Mantra is Here
[13:12] Mantra is Not Here
[14:40] This is Transcendence
[16:20] Implicit Bliss
[18:09] I Must Have Transcended