By meditation man’s consciousness is transferred from the body to the soul, and through the soul’s power of intuition, he experiences himself not as a mortal body (a phenomenon of objective nature), but as immortal indwelling consciousness, one with the noumenal Divine Essence.
Through deeper communion with the Christ consciousness comes realization of the soul’s oneness with omnipresent spirit.
Those who meditate deeply, concentrating intensely within their state of silence, or neutralized thoughts, withdraw their minds from material objects of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch – from all bodily sensations and disturbing mental restlessness. In the focussed stillness within, they find an ineffable sense of peace. Peace is the first glimpse of the inner kingdom of God.
“Behold the Kingdom of God is within you.”
The Yoga of Jesus – Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels
Published by The Self Realization Fellowship