Meditation Defined


“The motivating purpose for entering into the activity must always be the aspiration to serve. Perhaps this is why meditation is so difficult for beginners. Those who are not motivated out of a somewhat selfless (Soul-impulsed) aspiration to be of service to humanity, seldom persevere past the point where meditation is no longer a discipline. In the beginning the activity bears so little apparent fruit that the persona, who is not well-oriented to the Soul, is unlikely to exercise this discipline over his form nature. He does not realize that interior adjustments have to be made before his meditations can produce outer results. If he is well-oriented, and if he truly aspires to take his place on the Path as a disciple (a world server), this is one of the areas in which he will demonstrate the Will of the Soul rather than the little will of the persona.”
p. 161