One should consider one’s entire body or the entire universe to be full of one’s own bliss. Then, through one’s own nectar of bliss, one will be full of the Supreme Bliss. Joy and consciousness are our true nature.Verse 65
This verse is similar to Verse 63. In Verse 63, one had to believe that one’s body, or the universe was consciousness. Here, one has to believe that one’s body or the universe is full of joy; one’s own joy, inherent in oneself. Like Verse 63, this can be practiced as a sitting meditation or as a belief held throughout the day.
How to do this technique
- As a sitting meditation, it should be done with eyes closed.
- Focus on the body or the entire universe. Imagine either of them to be nothing but joy. Full of joy. This practice makes one feel joyful immediately.
- If you are concentrating on the body, instead of the body you feel there is only joy.
- If you are concentrating on the entire universe, the feeling is just the same. Your body is a part of the universe. In either case, you experience joy. Remain aware of this joy.
- Maintain awareness of this joy. Ultimately, a time will come when one will permanently reside in joy. When this meditation is practiced as a belief held throughout the day, spiritual progress will be very rapid.
- If you imagine your body to be full of joy, you will continue to remain joyful.
- Normally we are what we are because we are always responding to our external environment. Happy, sad, depressed, angry, joyful, etc. In this practice, one becomes unconditionally joyful. Joyful irrespective of one’s external environment. The body is nothing but joy. Joy in every circumstance and every situation.
- When this meditation is practiced, extraordinary changes will occur in your life. You will discover people changing towards you, responding more positively towards you.
- You will find the more joy or love you give out, the more you will receive. It is important to become established in one’s joy. Then one can be joyful unconditionally. That is what this verse is trying to do. It asks you to consider your own body or the entire universe to be full of one’s bliss. Joy or bliss is inherent in oneself. It is our true nature. It needs nothing external to survive. It is not dependent on external circumstances. Therefore, one can be joyful irrespective of our external situation. When we remain joyful, the mind becomes still. Instead of looking for joy or happiness outside, we could have found it within. The mind stops thinking of the external environment. It falls silent. Then, one becomes blissful.