The Canadian mystic, Anasakta Baba denounces the current practice of meditation as a proven fraud and challenges teachers of meditation to once again lead their students to Self-realization.
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada, January 4, 2010 — Today the Canadian mystic, Anasakta, condemned the current practice of meditation and issued a challenge to all spiritual teachers in North America who teach meditation. He declared “Let this year be the test. If we claim to teach meditation then let us show the results. I issue a challenge as to how many students this year you will lead to actual Self-realization. Let us each keep the numbers and then compare.”
The 63 year old Anasakta, known to his students as Baba, makes the claim that “The meditation practices currently being taught in the US are simply not working.”
He points out that the introduction of meditation in the US can be measured from the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 and the speech of a delegate from India known as Vivekananda. Today millions of people in the US and Canada meditate on a daily basis. Anasakta asks “Where is the fruit of this labor? Where are the Self-realized people? Clearly what is currently being called meditation is in fact a proven failure. It is a hoax.”
He claims that the path of meditation, as introduced by Swami Vivekanada and later promoted by Paramahansa Yogananda, had as its goal that the student experience the Truth directly and thus be Self-realized. He points out that today the practice of meditation has become “mere relaxation therapy”.
“Each week we have thousands of well-intended yoga instructors leading meditation sessions that only serve to make each student identify even more with their body and mind. What a perversion of the Yoga! This must be stopped.”
“At the beginning of this new year, I issue this challenge to meditation teachers that we make 2010 the year that we again strive for our students to become Self-realized. Let us honor the great teachers of the past. Let us honor the Truth within each of us. If you are a teacher ask yourself what you are trying to accomplish. If the answer is to have your students feel good, or to improve their tennis game or some such thing, then I urge you to stop! Please seek a teacher yourself who will lead you to Self-realization before you presume to sit in front of others and guide them in meditation. It is vital for the spiritual health of this nation that we get meditation to work again and produce Self-realized people.”
Anasakta will start a ten city US tour in Boston on February 7th and then speak near Los Angeles on February 13th.
About Anasakta Baba:
He is a teacher of non-dualism and the originator of the Yoga of Liberation ™, an approach designed to quickly lead to Self-realization. His 2010 US tour will take him to Boston MA, Mission Viejo CA, New York City, Denver and Boulder CO, Chicago IL, and other cities to be arranged.
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