Swami Dhyan Giten: Light on the Path – Giten answers your questions on spiritual growth and meditation

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Swami Dhyan Giten: Light on

the Path

Swami Dhyan Giten answers your questions on meditation and spiritual growth.
Light on the Path is an invitation, which can bring light on your path to inner awakening. It is an invitation, which can help you to discover the inner being, the meditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness, the boundless and unlimited source of creativity, both in relation to ourselves, in relation to other people, in relation to creativity and in relation to Existence.

Your question will be published in Giten’s Newsletter, The Giten Blog and Giten’s spiritual blog on The Times of India. Your questions will be answered on these pages depending on when when Existence is ready to respond and the amount of questions.

You can send your questions to Giten on the following adress: swami.dhyan.giten@gmail.com
The first question is presented below.
Question 1.
Hi Dear Giten,

Please could you kindly clarify ‘silence’ i.e is that the same as the Sound of Silence (what I term the subtle sound called silence, or sometimes called the Nada Sound)? I practice listening to the Sound of Silence, but although I’ve known this since childhood I’ve only in recent years realised the deep significance of this as a spiritual practice for meditation and meditative living during normal daily active life. Is this what you are also referring too? My Kind regards and deep respect,


Dear George,

Thank you for your question. I laughed when I read your question as several of my students are musicians, and the title of my first book in Swedish is Song of Meditation: On Meditation, Relationships and Spiritual Creativity. Music and Meditation are really two aspects of the same phenomenon. Music and meditation are two sides of the same coin. Meditation is the roots and music is the flower.

Indian yogis say that the universe consists of sound, while the scientists say that the universe consists of electricity. They are both right as they look at the universe from two different standpoints. The Buddhist meditation method the Sound of Silence consists of learning to listen to universal sound that yogis talk about as the base of the universe.

The Sound of Silence is still a meditation method, and is not the same as what I refer to as silence. Sound of Silence is a meditation method, where you use the inner sound as the object for meditation. The overall object of meditation is learning to understand the mind, and to develop our inner being, the meditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness, the capacity to surrender to life.

In our spiritual growth and in meditation, we travel through 4 levels of consciousness: 1. The conscious level 2. The subconscious 3. The unconscious and 4. The superconscious. The conscious level concists of what we identify as ourselves and of our desires, the second level the subconscious is everything that we deny about ourselves and has hidden in the basement of our consciousness, the third level the unconscious consists of our real needs that refers to the body and the fourth level the superconscious is the dimension of being. It is the level of samadhi, of inner silence and emptiness, where we become one with Existence.

In my work with students, I combine therapy with meditation to allow the students to step by step create the love, awareness and understanding to go through these four levels of consciousness.

The spiritual growth is also dependent on the commitment of the student. On the conscious level, the student finds the trust to his spiritual growth. On the subconscious level, he finds the love to go deeper in himself. On the unconscious level, he discovers the surrender to life. And on the superconscious level, he becomes one with life.

In India, there are two concepts: dhyana and samadhi. Dhyana means meditation, which means to use a meditation method to learn to understand and witness the mind, and to develop the inner being. Samadhi means the pure being, the inner silence and emptiness, where we disappear into silence and move from the individual to the universal. In samadhi, meditation is no longer necessary as we have become meditation.

Swami Dhyan Giten: Intuition – Trusting Your Self

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 – Trusting Your Self

Swami Dhyan Giten 

An excerpt from the book The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life

Intuition means to learn to listen to the silent whisperings of our own heart.

Intuition is our inner teacher, our inner source of love, truth and wisdom, in life.
Intuition basically means to develop a deeper trust in ourselves. Intuition means to develop a deeper trust in our heart and inner being.
Intuition is basically a function of our heart and the heart is the door to develop our intuition.
Intuition is a “yes” to life. Intuition means to develop a trust to life. Intuition means to learn to listen to life. When we allow ourselves to follow the silent whisperings of our heart, the fragrance of love arises.
Life is like playing “hide the key” with God. God has hidden the key and now it is up to us to find the key again. It also takes us a while to realize that the key is hidden in our own heart. Our heart is the door to allow life to guide us. Our heart is the door to say “yes” to life. Our heart is the door to surrender to life.
Intuition means to follow the silent whispers of the inner in a basic “yes” to life.
Life is really very simple. In each moment, we have the opportunity to choose between saying “yes” or “no”, to listen to our intuition, to listen to our true inner voice, the Existential voice within ourselves. When we say “yes”, we have contact with Existence and we receive nourishment, love, joy, support and inspiration. When we say “no”, we create a separation from life and begin to create dreams and expectations of how it should be. We begin to live in the memories of the past and in the fantasies of the future – as if any other time than here and now really could make us happy and satisfied.
Life is our teacher. Life communicates with us all the time and it is a lesson to see how life continuously have led me to the people I need to met, to the situations I need to experience, and to the places I need to be. There has never been any real reason to worry since all small individual rivers are already on their way to the ocean, to the Whole. It is not about swimming, it is about relaxing and to float with the river in a basic trust that life already leads towards the sea of consciousness, towards the Whole.
Intuition means to develop a trust in ourselves
Intuition means to know from within ourselves. Intuition is our true inner voice, our Socratic Daimonion, our inner teacher.

Intuition is about being present and taking creative decisions.

Through learning to listen to our own intuition, it develops to a constantly available inner source of love, truth and wisdom. We can close our eyes, go within, and always receive the right guidance.

Intuition is the art of the moment. Intuition is always in the moment, in the here and now.

Intuition means to develop a trust in ourselves, a trust in our own joy, intelligence and creativity, a trust in our own individuality.

The intellect gives insight, logic and understanding, the heart gives joy, acceptance, trust, intuition, compassion, friendship, playfulness, humor, creativity and a sense of oneness in love and the inner being gives silence, a rest in ourselves, meditation and a sense of belongingness with life.

The human heart is a healer, which heals both others and ourselves.

The human heart operates from two premises: “I Am Responsible” and “Only Love Works.

Love is what creates the freedom and relaxation to be who we really are.

The greatest gift we can give to another person is our love.

In the depth of our heart, we already know that we are perfect as we are. In the depth of our inner being, we already know that life is perfect as it is.

Fear and hate create separation, love and joy creates belongingness and wholeness.

Acceptance means to learn to love and respect ourselves as we are.

Acceptance is to love and embrace everything that we find within ourselves like a mother embraces her child.

When we stop judging others and ourselves, our heart begins to open.

Acceptance means to bring out everything from inside ourselves out in the light.

Everything we give love and attention to grows and develops.

Meditation is the way to develop the inner clarity, which is the base to develop our intuition.

Intuition is a capacity of our heart. Our heart is the door to allowing Existence to guide us, instead of being directed by our ideas, desires and expectations. Since the days of Aristotle’s, we have been taught that logic is the only way to reach a solution. But while logic works in a step-by-step-process to reach a solution, intuition simply takes a quantum leap to a solution without any intermediate steps.
To see life from the perspective of intuition is to have vision. To see life from the perspective of intuition is to see life from the perspective of wholeness. It is to understand that life is basically one and that we are part of life. While the intellect can only see the details, intuition sees the whole. To see life from the perspective of intuition is like looking at life from the summit of the mountain, whereas seeing life only from the perspective of intellect is like looking at life from the foot of the mountain. Through learning to listen to our intuition, we learn to be in contact with the Whole.
We all have the same capacity to develop our intuition. Meditation and love are the basic nourishment to develop our intuition. People with a quality of heart are often intuitive.
Intuition is the art of the moment. Intuition is always in the moment, in the here and now. While the intellect always moves like the pendulum of a clock between the memories of the past and the fantasies of the future, intuition is always in the moment, always in the here and now. The more we develop our inner being, the inner source of love and truth, the inner quality of being here and now, the more we also have access to our intuition.
Intuition is about moving out of our own way. Intuition is about moving out of our limited sense of “I”. It means moving out of the way of our ideas about how things should be and just be with what is. It is to be with the living reality of the moment.
Our heart is the door to allowing Existence to guide us. Our heart is the door to allowing life to support is in our psychological development process towards spiritual maturity.
Intuition is the voice of our inner being, of our authentic self. Intuition is the Existential voice within ourselves. Through listening to our intuition, we are in contact with the Whole.
Intuition is a trust that if we follow our heart, if we follow our love, joy and truth, the Whole becomes enriched.
Intuition is already in contact with Existence. Intuition is already in contact with that, which is larger than ourselves.
Swami Dhyan Giten
From the book The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life (available in paperback at the international book site Lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/shop/swami-dhyan-giten-and-swami-dhyan-giten/the-silent-whisperings-of-the-heart-an-introduction-to-gitens-approach-to-life/paperback/product-20110542.html


Swami Dhyan Giten’s new book “The Language of Silence” is touching hearts around the world – Giten’s new book is now reaching the Himalayas in India









It is astonishing to realize that growing up actually means to become one with Existence. It means to find the whole Existence within myself, it means to discover  that Existence is alive in my own heart and being.

The song of a bird echoes my own inner voice, the beauty of a flower reflects my own inner beauty, a dog becomes an expression of my own unconditional love and friendship, the majestic mountains create an ecstatic joy, and I discover all the shining stars of the sky within my own heart.

It is to realize that the whole Existence is alive, and that the underlying thread of consciousness is God.

– Swami Dhyan Giten 

I was 9 years old when I had my first spiritual awakening, my first glimpse of wholeness with Existence, my first taste of the language of silence, says spiritual teacher and best-selling author Swami Dhyan Giten in this book. This created a deep thirst and longing in his heart and being to return to this natural and effortless experience of being one with the Whole.

I have always had the capacity to go within myself and to discover the silence within, the inner meditative quality, the inner source of love and truth, the inner language of silence, Giten explains in this book. Now I also notice that this silence is going deeper, and that I go beyond the ego and disappear into the silence.

This book consists of a collection of quotes from Swami Dhyan Giten on silence. It also explains how silence is the flower and love and wholeness are the fragrance.

Swami Dhyan Giten has dedicated his life to teach the art of awareness and meditation. He conducts individual consultations, seminars and courses internationally. His quotes, articles and books has touched the hearts of thousands and are appearing with increasing frequency in magazines, blogs and websites.

“Swami Dhyan Giten is a special teacher
with 30 years of experience in the spiritual field. I have come to know about Giten from his books and I am getting his E-mail newsletter for a long time. His books and writings are powerful, and can transform a lot of people. I request you all to read his books and share his page in social media to share truth. I guarantee that his writings are great, and I am very happy to get an interview with swami.”
Sony Mervin is a visualiser, who lives in the foothills of the Himalayas in India. His non-profit organisation Satori is famous for arranging Satsang, retreats and publications with domestic and international spiritual teachers in Tiruvannamalai and Rishikesh in India. He is currently writing the book The Big Book of Living Gurus: Satsang with 108 Spiritual Teachers from Around the World in which Giten is interviewed.
“As I started studying for
Giten, a new dimension of
awareness has developed step
by step, which has
transformed my whole life.
Thank you so much Giten for
your wonderful being and
support in life.”
From the foreword by Emanuel Sjogren, musician and student of Giten since 5 years.

“While reading this book which is formatted in short segments and insightful phrases and a true delight to read and sure to later re-visit, I had the sense of listening to his open heart as it gave words to his personal silence.

Giten offers us a quite intimate connection with his inner being and thus a glimpse of the beauty within ourselves.”

Eric Rolf, international lecturer, author of Soul Medicine and former consultant to John Lennon  

“My dear Giten, Just to say I’ve now received a copy of your book ‘The Language of Silence’. Deep respects, George.”

Geroge Clive DeHaas, London

Paperback, 142 pages

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This book consists of a collection of quotes from Swami Dhyan Giten on silence. It also explains how silence is the flower and love and 

Swami Dhyan Giten’s first best-selling book in Swedish: Song of Meditation – About Meditation, Relationships and Spiritual Creativity


Swami Dhyan Giten’s first best-selling book in Swedish!

The book is available all over Scandinavia 

Meditationens Sång, omslag





Denna bok handlar om medvetenhetens konst. Det genomgående temat är hur det inre varandet, den meditativa kvaliteten inom oss, den inre källan till kärlek och sanning, relaterar till personlig och andlig utveckling, till relationer med andra människor, till andlig kreativitet och till livet självt.

Denna bok erbjuder nycklar till andlig mognad. Dess olika teman varvas också med konkreta praktiska övningar.

Ur innehållet:

Inledning: Den inre resan
Personligheten och det inre varandet, det autentiska självet
Huvud, hjärta och varande – de tre medvetandenivåerna i det mänskliga medvetandet
Reaktion och respons – skillnaden mellan egogratifikation och varandeexpansion
Ja och nej till Livet – de tre positionerna att relatera till livet
De tre livsområdena: meditation, relationer och kreativitet
Meditation – vår inre natur
Meditationens essens
Meditationens två aspekter: kärlek och ensamhet
Meditationens två poler: den stilla, betraktande kvinnliga polen och den aktiva, kreativa manliga polen
Intuition – det existentiella språket
Healing är ren kärlek
Relationer – balansen mellan kärlek och frihet
Kommunikation – nyckeln till liv, kärlek och skratt
Den Inre mannen och den inre kvinnan
Sju steg mot det gudomliga: chakrasystemet
Relationen mellan personligheten och det inre varandet i chakrasystemet
Närvaro – att arbeta inifrån: att arbeta med människor utifrån kärlek och medvetenhet
Respons och reaktion: kamel, lejon och barn
Vision – att se klientens situation i ett helhetsperspektiv
4 Fallbeskrivningar
Att dansa med Existensen: Att arbeta med grupper av människor utifrån kärlek och medvetenhet
Ensamhet – den inre källan till glädje och kreativitet
Döden – grinden till Evigheten
Tidigare liv – det tredje ögats hemligheter
Meditationens hjärta: tomhet – frihet från jaget
Upplysning – den inre Buddhan
Meditationens konst – meditationsövningar för att transformera livskvaliteten

Meditationens Sång valdes till månadens bok av bokklubben Livsenergi, som är en av Sveriges största kvalitetsbokklubbar.



“Att läsa Meditationens sång har varit en stor upplevelse för mig.” 

Lisbet Gemzell, lektor vid Lärarhögskolan och Teaterhögskolan

Den här boken förändrade hela min världsbild!”

Ann-Sofie Segerstedt


En alldeles underbar bok. Jag har läst den långsamt och
noggrant och njutit av varje ord och mening. Det är en bok
för livet, som jag kommer att läsa många gånger.” 

Monica Samuelsson, Linköping

Giten är en kärleksfull förmedlare av mycket visdom.”

Lena Nikunen, terapeut, Göteborg

“Den här boken erbjuder en ovanligt nyanserad vägledning
i levnadskonst.”


“Jag värdesätter Gitens arbete och vet hur mycket gott han
sprider till så många människor.”

Lena Kristina Tuulse, psykolog, pionjär inom humanistisk psykologi och grundare av Wäxthuset, en av de äldsta och största kursgårdarna för personlig utveckling i Sverige

“Det var ett ögonblick av ren magi när jag för första gången upptäckte någonting vackert, inspirerande och stödjande i boken Meditationens Sång – Om meditation, relationer och andlig kreativitet”.
Allting inom mig som jag tidigare hade försökt skydda och gömma var plötsligt närvarande i mitt liv på utsidan, vilket på insidan skapade en starkare längtan än jag någonsin kunnat föreställa mig.
För sex år sedan stod jag på ett bibliotek i Sverige och betraktade en man, som såg ut som att han försökte gömma någonting bland böckerna på bokhyllan intill mig. Jag blev nyfiken, och när mannen gått, så tittade jag efter – och där föll mina ögon på en bok som var intryckt längst bak i hyllan, som hette Meditationens Sång.
Denna dag på biblioteket var en verklig kick off för min andliga törst, och Gitens svenska bästsäljare Meditationens Sång visade sig vara min biljett till min inre resas berg-och-dal-bana. Jag hade aldrig tidigare hört talas om meditation och medvetenhet, men detta möte talade till någonting djupt inom mig så starkt att det totalt transformerade mitt liv.”
Emanuel Sjögren, musiker och Gitens student sedan 5 år

Utgiven av Solrosens förlag, inbunden bok, 216 sid.

Omslagsmålning: THE EXISTENTIAL HEARTBEAT, Swami Dhyan Giten, 2000



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