In this video, Sri Chinmoy first answers questions regarding the receptivity of the West to meditation practices and his own early training. Then he explains concentration, the one-pointed effort towards our goal, when seen side by side with meditation and contemplation. Finally he comments the importance of imagination in our meditation practice, and shares an actual imagination exercise that we can do.
“The spiritual ladder has three steps. The first is concentration, the second is meditation and the third is contemplation. … if we want to acquire power through our concentration, then the object has to be as small as possible……so that like a rocket, like an arrow, we can enter into our goal. This is concentration.”
– Sri Chinmoy, (unofficial transcript) from the interview
– TV interviews: Psychic Channels and Father Tom
– other footage: Mridanga Spencer, Sri Chinmoy visits Puerto Rico 1995
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