Thought Bite: What You Meditate on You Become

A story by Swami Rama (from Samadhi, The Highest State of Wisdom, Pp. 176):

“Someone went to a swami and said, “Sir, I have been dying to learn the method of meditation.”

Swami said, “Go to a small room—not a big room. Don’t hang any pictures in the room. Sit down there and meditate on a bull for seven days. Then you will learn the effects of meditation.”

“Only the effects?”

He said, “No. You will realize what meditation is. First you will know, then I will give you the right method.”

The man went there and after six days of intense meditation, he said, “I cannot come out. My horns are too big. My body is huge.”

He had assumed the form of a bull by meditating on a bull.

At present, you are doing the same thing. You have assumed certain forms. I am weak. I am weak. I am weak. You keep repeating this throughout the whole day. I can’t do this. Honey, I am suffering. Please help. You lean on others. You are suffering because you are not tapping the resources within yourself. 

Upon what are you “meditating” in your daily life? Has your meditation borne fruit?


19 Dec 2021;
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Full Moon Meditation 2020