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Spiritual Meditation up to Step II is meant for students, working professionals and family/worldly persons (Grihasthies ) who don't have much time to spare. It will take a seeker about a fortnight's time to perfect the art of self meditation. After that everything will become automatic and self-regulated. The key words for reaping full benefits of spiritual meditation are: determination , strong will power and discipline. The earliest age for starting this meditation is approximately 10 years though a younger child can also be asked to join a senior member as an observer or participant, if the child is up to that. Meditation up to Step II is termed as Level I.It has absolutely no religious connections, though depending on the aptitude and inclination of the seeker this meditation at a later stage may be combined with chanting of the name of God or any deity of the seeker's choice. It should not be done at least up to one month of the starting. In any case chanting does not make this meditation a religious ritual. Chanting performs the job of emptying the mind of undesirable stream of thoughts going on unnoticed in the mind without the knowledge of the seeker. It is the awareness of these stray thoughts that dispels them and works wonders in bringing about quality changes in the routine life of the seeker. The meditation should invariably end with an expression of thanks and gratitude to the Almighty for all that He has showered on you, without keeping any additional demand before Him. This Spiritual Meditation is based on purely scientific ,universal principles aimed at bringing about self improvement and character formation.
The main objectives of Level I Spiritual Meditation are to develop a sense of gratitude to the Almighty and His creatures around you who contribute a lot to your being and existence, discipline, punctuality, regularity, determination, will power and to gradually sharpen memory and increase the level of over all awareness and consciousness. This much of meditation is more than enough for an average person to keep away various mental and physical disorders that result from the hectic and fast paced life style of the modern times. Depending on the circumstances and availability of time the seekers may move to the next level .The actual benefits of this meditation are so numerous that these cannot be described in this brief write up. These will better be realized by the seeker himself. One month's trial is not asking too much from the seeker for a life time of blissful experience.