― Swami Dhyan Giten,
― Swami Dhyan Giten,
Giten answers question on meditation and love, and aloneness and relating
Giten had an individual consultation with Moa, a female doctor, who flew from the north of Sweden especially for the consultation. It became a long and exciting 2-hour consultation , where she finally had to say that she must go so that she did not miss the flight back to the north of Sweden.
After the consultation this female doctor wrote a mail to Giten with three follow up questions. One of the questions was that she wondered about her feeling that to go deeper in meditation also means to go outwards.
The deeper you go in meditation, the more you develop love and creativity. Meditation is the roots and love and creativity are the flower.
The criteria that your meditation is going deeper is that the meditation develops love and creativity.
The deeper you go in meditation, the more life and meditation become one.
The two Aspects of Meditation: Love and Aloneness
What are the two aspects of meditation? How does love and aloneness relate to each other in meditation? Just as the continuous rhythm of ebb and flood of the ocean, meditation also develops between two aspects. These two aspects are love and aloneness. Love and aloneness are the two banks between which the river of meditation flows. Love and aloneness are the two wings of meditation. We need to develop both these wings to learn to fly.
Aloneness is our inner nature. We are born alone and we will die alone. Aloneness is the quality of our inner being. Aloneness is to be deeply rooted in our inner being.
The word “aloneness” consists of two syllables: al-oneness. Aloneness means to be one with our self. When we can rest in our own aloneness as an inner source of love, joy, silence and satisfaction, then our aloneness becomes a door to belongingness to life, to oneness with the Whole.
Meditation can be defined as the art of learning to be with ourselves in our aloneness.
Meditation means learning to appreciate our own aloneness. Meditation is learning to rest in our own aloneness. When we can rest in our own aloneness, it becomes an inner source of love, joy, acceptance, relaxation, silence, creativity, freedom and wholeness.
Love and aloneness are really two sides of the same coin.
The inner aloneness and the outer love are two aspects of the same phenomenon. Meditation is learning to be happy and satisfied in our aloneness, and love is the fragrance that arises when we can rest in our own aloneness.
A friend of mine said that she often feels alone, but that she accepts this aloneness as a source of meditation.
Love is not an exclusive relationship with another person; love is the quality that arises when we are in contact with our inner being, with our authentic self, with the meditative quality within, with the inner silence and emptiness. This inner emptiness is experienced and is expressed on the outside as love. This is not a love that is addressed to a certain person. It is a presence and a quality that exists as a fragrance around a person, which is experienced by others as love.
A therapist needs to develop the capacity to rest in his own aloneness as an inner source of love, joy, silence and satisfaction. When the therapist can rest in his own aloneness, he does not need to seek confirmation from clients. He can receive nourishment and inspiration from within himself or through friend and colleagues.
Life is a continuous development and balance between opposite poles and tendencies. It is a continuous development and balance between love and aloneness, between holding on and letting go, between our male and female qualities and between love and freedom.
Meditation is development and a balance between aloneness, to be with oneself, and love, to relate with others. It is a balance between inner emptiness and the outer world. It is like the balance between the East and West, between spirituality and materialism, between body and soul – and both these aspects are needed to create wholeness.
The psychologist Carl Gustav Jung has called the two aspects aloneness and love for introvert and extrovert personality type, but he has not considered that these both aspects are really complementary aspects. The psychological and spiritual development process is about integrating both these aspects in our being.
Using concepts from the world of Hegel, you could say that Jung described the thesis and the anti-thesis, but he did not describe the synthesis between the thesis and anti-thesis. Jung’s approach was also to create a synthesis between modern Western psychology and classic Eastern philosophy, but on the road he lost the method to create this synthesis. The method and the practical tool to create this synthesis in our own being is meditation.
Meditation is the only way to go beyond the personality and create this synthesis in our own consciousness. Otherwise it would be like creating a science, but without creating a practical research method through which you can use this science. In this context, meditation can be described as a subjective science through which you learn to study and observe your own inner world with the same accuracy and objectivity as natural science studies the outer world.
Some people can easier be alone with themselves and other people can easier love and relate with people. My experience is that there are basically two kinds of people: those that easier can be happy and satisfied in their own aloneness and those that can love and relate with people. Depending on previous experiences in life, we can easier be with ourselves in our own aloneness and have a tendency to reduce ourselves when we relate
with other people. None of these ways are better or worse than the other.
Aloneness means to learn to give this moment to yourself.
To rest in our own aloneness is like sitting on the top of a mountain liberated from the noise and madness of the world.
The basic fear of aloneness is that in aloneness we are nobody.
Aloneness has always been my continuous companion in life. A friend of mine once said to me that of all people that he knew, I was probably the one who knew most about aloneness. I also remember that I once asked one of my teachers in life if it was my path to be alone. His answer was that he did not think so, but that through aloneness I could find my own inner source of love. He also said that through finding my own inner source of love, I could discover then that aloneness is no longer aloneness, but that it opens an inner door to oneness with life.
During a period in my life, I had as a continuous meditation to learn to be happy and satisfied in my own aloneness. It was a continuous meditation to learn to be so satisfied in my own aloneness that I did not need anybody or anything outside of myself. Basically I have always been comfortable with my own aloneness, but this meditation taught me to both accept when I felt a pain in my aloneness – and when my aloneness became an overflowing inner source of love. This meditation taught me that I can rest in my own aloneness as an inner source of love, and to be in contact with the Whole, without reaching outside of myself. Several people have commented during the last year that I seem so relaxed in my own aloneness.
I remember an experience that I had a year ago, which taught me a lot about aloneness. I sat alone on the train on my way to Gothenburg, the third largest town in Sweden, to conduct an intensive week with an open introductory evening, individual consultations and a weekend course. When I sat on the train, I suddenly landed in the pure aloneness of my inner being. It was like the whole world suddenly disappeared and I was totally alone. I got the feeling that it must be like this to know that you are going to die, to know that you are going to leave life, to know that you are going to leave all the people that you love and everything that is near and familiar. At the same time as it was a deeply painful experience; it was also a pleasurable experience. This experience taught me more in an hour than I could have learnt during 10 years of study in psychology at the University. This experience helped me to find a deep acceptance for the fact that I am totally alone in the world, independent of how many people are around
me. This acceptance also created a sense of liberation, a sense of joy, and a deep relaxation in myself. Later I told a friend of mine about this experience, and her thoughtful comment was: “Well, after such an experience, there is not much to be afraid of any more”.
The two Poles of Meditation: The Male and Female Pole
What are the two poles of meditation? What is the difference between the male and female pole in meditation? Life develops as an upward going spiral movement between opposite poles and tendencies. Life develops through seemingly irreconcilable pairs of opposites for example negative and positive, joy and sorrow, day and night, light and darkness, body and soul, male and female qualities and life and death.
Meditation has traditionally been associated with something serious and away from the world. Meditation has been associated with a static sitting, but exactly as a plus- and a minus pole are needed in electricity to ignite a spark, there are also two poles in meditation to ignite the spark of love. These two poles are the male and female poles in meditation.
The male pole in meditation is meditation in action. The male pole is the active and creative aspect of meditation. The female pole is the silent, receptive and watchful aspect of meditation. The female pole is the inner pole of meditation and the male pole is the outer pole of meditation. The relationship between the male and the female pole in meditation is expressed as a balance between rest and activity, between aloneness and relating and between love and freedom. The female pole is silence in our inner center,
and the male pole is movement in the periphery. It is to be in the world, but without allowing the world to be in us.
The male pole is activity and movement, like the waves on the surface of the ocean, and the female pole is the depth within ourselves, like the dark, silent bottom of the ocean.
Through the female pole within ourselves, we are in contact with Existence, with the Whole.
The female pole is the depth within ourselves – independent of if we are a man or a woman. The female pole is the door to the intuition, to the inner true voice, to our inner source of love, truth and wisdom. The female pole in meditation is our inner being, the capacity to surrender to life.
These two poles in meditation are a balance between the inner and the outer world, between relaxation and activity and between love and aloneness.
When we have developed a balance between both these poles within ourselves, we can rest in ourselves, while we are fully active, engaged and creative in the world.
To become whole means to develop a balance between the outer, active and creative male pole and the inner, silent and watchful female pole in meditation. It means to develop a balance between effort and rest, between aloneness and relating – movement in the periphery and silence in our inner being, in our center.
The female pole in meditation is our true source of creativity. The key to allow creative impulses to arise from the female pole in meditation, from our inner being, is trust.
We need to develop a trust to allow creative and authentic impulses to arise moment to moment from our inner being. To allow our creativity to arise moment to moment from meditation can create insecurity, which is why a trust is needed to allow creative impulses to arise from the inner being, from the meditative quality within, from inner emptiness. A friend of mine once said: “In the moment, we always know what to do”.
Most of us prefer one pole before the other in our lives. Developing both poles happens when we say “yes” and allows a healing process, which makes us more whole and faceted than before. It is when both these opposites are represented within ourselves, that we discover a source of healing, a source of love, deep within ourselves, which is our true inner nature.
Through developing a balance between the male and female pole in our lives, work and creativity also transforms into meditation.
To choose only the male pole without the balance of the female pole in meditation results in ego, destructiveness and separation from life. To choose only the female pole without the balance of the male pole results in passivity. These two poles in meditation are like the balance between east and West, between spirituality and materialism, between body and soul – and both these poles are need ed to create wholeness. It is when we have developed a balance between the male and the female pole that a new spark arises deep
within us – and we experience the limitless and boundless source of creativity within ourselves.
Love and Aloneness – Exercises
Exercise 1: To Consciously Chose to be Alone
This is a meditation to consciously choose to be with yourself in your aloneness during a whole day. Let this meditation be a conscious choice to give this day to yourself as a meditation to be consciously alone. This does not mean that you cannot relate with other
people during the day, but be aware about how willing you are to be alone with yourself, without any wish to receive anything from the other people and without any wish to change situations during the day.
Let this meditation be a way to discover the joy in being with yourself in your aloneness.
Let it be a meditation to be creative in your own aloneness. Be also aware about how much you can include and accept feelings of fear that can arise during this meditation.
Allow yourself to love and accept yourself in your aloneness, and include feelings that can arise during this meditation.
Be aware how much you can allow yourself to be happy and satisfied in your aloneness as an inner source of love, joy, relaxation, silence, freedom, creativity and wholeness.
Exercise 2: The rhythm of love and meditation,
relating and aloneness
This is an exercise to become aware of the rhythm between love and meditation, between relating and aloneness. Be aware when it is authentic to be alone together with yourself and when it is authentic to relate with other people.
When it is authentic to be alone with yourself, then allow yourself to give the time and space to yourself – and allow your aloneness to be an inner source of love, joy, relaxation, silence, freedom and wholeness.
Exercise 3: Paint a picture of the rhythm
of love and aloneness
This exercise aims on painting a picture in color and form of your experience of the rhythm of love and aloneness. You can also choose to paint three pictures: one for your experience of love, one for your experience of aloneness and one for your experience of the rhythm of love and aloneness. If you do this exercise together with a partner, then discuss the pictures with your partner.
Exercise 4: To become conscious about that which you need outside of yourself
This is a meditation to become conscious about that which you need outside of yourself in order to be happy and satisfied. It is a meditation to become aware about how much you need people and things outside of yourself to be happy and satisfied.
Begin this meditation by sitting comfortably and then turn your attention within yourself.
See all the people and the things outside of yourself, for your inner attention, that you are identified and engaged in order to be happy and satisfied.
Then imagine a large pair of scissors by which you cut of the ties of identification with everything that you need outside of yourself to be happy. Continue to cut off the ties with everything that comes up within yourself, until you can rest in your inner being, in your inner source of love, joy, freedom, silence and satisfaction.
Exercises – The two Poles of Meditation: The Male and Female Pole
Exercise 1: Paint a picture of the male and female pole
This exercise aims on becoming aware of the relationship between your male and female pole in meditation through painting three pictures in color and form. First, paint a picture of your male pole, then paint a picture of your female pole, and finally paint a picture of the relationship between your male and female pole in meditation. If you do this exercise together with a partner, then take some time to discuss the pictures with your partner.
Exercise 2: Write about the relationship between the male and female pole in Meditation
This is an exercise to explore the relationship between your male and female pole in meditation. First write 1 page each about your male and female pole in meditation. Then write 1 page about the relationship between your male and female pole in meditation.
Exercise 3: The relationship between the male and female pole in meditation
This is a meditation to become aware about the relationship between the male and female pole in meditation, between activity and relaxation, between aloneness and relating, between effort and rest and between movement and silence, in your daily life.
While you are fully engaged in activity, be aware about the balance between the outer, active and creative male pole and the inner, silent and watchful female pole in meditation – movement in the periphery and silence in our inner being, in our center. In this way creativity and work becomes transformed into meditation.
Exercise 4: Creativity and the relationship between the male and female pole in Meditation
This is an exercise to become aware about what expands the male and female pole in meditation. Take as a meditation to become aware about what brings joy both to the male and female pole in expressing themselves creatively. The male pole can for example need more space in expressing activity and creativity, and the female pole can need more room for meditation, to just be, or for expressing creativity for example through painting, cooking, or to be out in the healing power of nature.
– Swami Dhyan Giten
GITEN’S BOOK “THE LANGUAGE OF SILENCE” READ DURING THE WAR IN SYRIA
“The eternal wars are not really against a specific country, it is a war against humanity.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten
“Wars are an outdated way to try to solve conflicts, which is unacceptable in the 21st century. Instead of trying to conquer yourself, wars are an unconscious way to try to conquer life. Wars are an unconscious way to try to conquer death, which is the basic fear in the West.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten
Giten received a mail from Syria: “I’m in passion of reading one of your great books “The Language Of Silence”, and when I reached to the passage that talks about war a sudden light of hope came through my heart and mind, and encouraged me to write to you.
I’m writing from a country that is suffering daily from horrible damaging war. You may guessed … Syria.
I’m very thankful for your enlightening books and for your patience to listen to me, and I’m sure God has great vision for us all whatever the circumstances might be.
God bless you.”
Giten has earlier commented about the war in Syria saying that the up rise was started by US allies. Giten says: “In Syria, weapons were smuggled in by the US ally Saudi Arabia, one of the most brutal dictatorships in the world. USA has refused any invitations for negotiations for peace from the Syrian government. It also became very silent in Sweden among politicians and in the mainstream media when it was revealed that Swedish weapons that Sweden has sold to Saudi Arabia was smuggled in to the so-called “rebels” in Syria by Saudi Arabia.”
Giten has commented that wars are an outdated way to try to solve conflicts, which is unacceptable in the 21st century. He has also said that the eternal wars are not really against a specific country, it is a war against humanity.
Giten says: The foreign policy of President Obama is not very different from the foreign policy of George W. Bush as the economy of the US is based on the war industry. 1 trillion dollar per year of the taxes is used for military spending. It is also a well-known fact that the tax money for military spending that Pentagon receives is then converted into huge profits for the private companies and the war industrial complex.
The neo-conservative think tanks have made a plan for a new American century. This plan consists of a war list, which lie on the desk of President George W. Bush and consists of war against the following countries: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and North Korea. President Obama is now continuing to follow this war list.
President Eisenhower warned against the “war industrial complex”, which he considered the largest threat to democracy. President John F. Kennedy also warned against a “secret conspiracy” against democracy. The war industrial complex consists of the international banks, oil companies, war industry, democratically elected politicians, conservative think tanks, international mainstream media and global companies, who make profits from human suffering and wars.
The neo-conservative politicians, with roots in Nazism, are considered to be nuts in Washington, and many of these people were fired from the Reagan-administration because of criminal activities.
In Libya and Syria, the up rise was started by US allies. In Syria, weapons were smuggled in by the US ally Saudi Arabia, one of the most brutal dictatorships in the world. USA has refused any invitations for negotiations for peace from the Syrian government. It also became very silent in Sweden among politicians and in the mainstream media when it was revealed that Swedish weapons that Sweden has sold to Saudi Arabia was smuggled in to the so-called “rebels” in Syria by Saudi Arabia.
The truth is that the goal of the eternal wars is a global dictatorship and a global electronic police state. The American president is just a marionette in the hands of the global political and economical elite. If he does not do what they say, he will be removed like Margaret Thatcher or murdered like John F. Kennedy – or Olof Palme. John F. Kennedy wanted to stop the Vietnam war and downsize the CIA, the world’s largest terrorist organization. Facebook, Google and Yahoo are also CIA-tools for Internet surveillance.
People are very tired of the endless wars, which is why the global political and economical elite has to lie and spread war propaganda to get people to support the wars. It is also the people that pay for the wars, which generate huge profit for the war industrial complex.
Wars are an outdated way to try to solve conflicts, which is unacceptable in the 21st century. Instead of trying to conquer yourself, wars are an unconscious way to try to conquer life. Wars are an unconscious way to try to conquer death, which is the basic fear in the West.
The eternal war is not really against a specific country, it is a war against humanity.
– Swami Dhyan Giten
Giten’s book “The Language of Silence” is available on Internet bookstore Lulu:
Painting: SADHANA, Swami Dhyan Giten
Silence is the source of healing. When we bring things from within ourselves out into the light of awareness, a healing process happens. In the silence, we can let go of all anger, sadness, fear, loneliness and frustration.
Swami Dhyan Giten
Presence–Working from Within: The Psychology of Being
JOHN OF GOD RECEIVES GITEN’S GIFT:
GITEN PRESENTS THREE PAINTINGS OF HIS MEDITATIVE- AND HEALING ART TO JOHN OF GOD IN BRAZIL
– Prem Iiris reports from her visit to John of God
Two of Giten’s Finish students, Prem Iiris and Jivan Sarita, are visiting John of God in Brazil, who is one of the world’s strongest healers.
Giten sent three reproductions of his meditative- and healing art with them to present as a gift to John of God.
In a mail today Prem Iiris reports that she and Jivan Sarita have just arrived to Stockholm after a fantastic visit to John of God in Brazil.
She says that her guide in Brazil told her that it was impossible to give Giten’s gift with the three reproductions of Giten’s meditative art personally to John, but Iiris says that she had a deep feeling that she wanted to give it to him personally.
Iiris says: “I saw him on his birthday party, but it was not the right opportunity since he was surrounded by artists and politicians. The next opportunity came when he sat in the garden just 2 meters from us, but then he was interviewed by the radio.
Finally I gave up and began to listen to the recommendations to leave the gift in the reception – until I entered the reception on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and noticed John sitting right outside of the reception talking to his male friends. Then I walked up to him and said in Portugese that I had a present to him from my/ours meditation teacher. John shaked my hand and thanked me. Then the package was opened and when he had read Giten’s greeting, he shaked my hand again and said “Muito obrigado!” (Thank you so much). I was totally shaky and happy.
As my medium capacity was multiplied there (the spirits was talking directly to me), I also heard in the evening how his wife thanked me from the heart by saying “Muito obrigado”. Everything was so amazingly beautiful.
I will come back to meditation and satsang with you.
– Prem Iiris
THE BOOK FOR THE SUMMER:
SPIRITUAL TEACHER SWAMI DHYAN GITEN’S BOOK “THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE: ON JESUS CHRIST, THE MAN, THE MYSTIC AND THE REBEL”
The Swedish spiritual teacher and author Swami Dhyan Giten was recently attacked by the Swedish sannyas movement and was called “a fraud”, “an imitator”, and “a self-appointed pope”. This relates closely to the events of Jesus, which requires a deep insight into the human ego.
NOT THE MASTER IN YOUR OWN HOME TOWN
An excerpt from From Giten’s book “The Way, the Truth and the Life: On Jesus Christ, the Man, the Mystic and the Rebel”
(Read more about the book below)
AND WHEN HE WAS COME INTO HIS OWN COUNTRY, HE TAUGHT THEM IN THEIR SYNAGOGUE, INSOMUCH THAT THEY WERE ASTONISHED AND SAID, WHENCE HATH THIS MAN THIS WISDOM AND THESE MIGHTY WORKS?
IS NOT THIS THE CARPENTER’S SON? IS NOT HIS MOTHER CALLED MARY? AND HIS BRETHREN, AND HIS SISTERS, ARE THEY NOT ALL WITH US? WHENCE THEN HATH THIS MAN ALL THESE THINGS? AND THEY WERE OFFENDED IN HIM.
People were not as offended with Buddha or Lao Tzu as people were offended with Jesus.
With Buddha, he is so far away that you either do not understand him, or people could understand that he was the essence of the Upanishads.
With Jesus, people were offended, because he was just like them. They could not understand him. The said: “We know him! Isn’t he the carpenter’s son?”
Buddha was also the son of a king, while Jesus was a carpenter’s son.
People could not understand. From where comes his wisdom?
They were offended, their ego was offended.
BUT JESUS SAID TO THEM, A PROPHET IS NOT WITHOUT HONOUR,
SAVE IN HIS OWN COUNTRY, AND IN HIS OWN HOUSE.
It has happened so many times that the people who are closest will always misunderstand.
We could expect the contrary, that the people of Jesus village would understand him first. The people of Jesus’ house, his family, his relatives, would understand him first.
But that does not happen.
A deep insight into the human ego is needed to understand it.
With those that are closest to you, it is very difficult to believe that they had gone beyond and above you.
If somebody else, who is not close to you, goes beyond you, the competitive ego does not arise.
But if your brother goes, and you are left behind, your ego is hurt.
You feel defeated, a failure. Then the easiest way is to deny that he has gone beyond.
Jesus offended his own village, family and relatives.
They knew Jesus’ birth date; they knew his father, his mother, his brothers and sisters.
So Jesus cannot be forgiven.
Jesus is a quality of love, but to be able to see this quality, you have to drop your ego.
The presence, the quality of Jesus offends, because you will feel that you have failed.
His very being, his presence, offends you.
With Jesus there are two qualities: you follow him or you deny him, you become an enemy.
When Jesus was crucified, many felt a great relief.
Very rare people could follow Jesus, because they were ready to drop their egos.
And even those that followed Jesus hesitated and had doubts, before they could say yes, before they can trust.
Jesus is a total yes to life, a total trust in life.
– Swami Dhyan Giten
“With Giten’s book on Jesus, it is like Jesus is coming back. It is the true Jesus.”
– Prem Mukta, Artist & Music management, participant in satsang with Giten, Stockholm
“No one has been able to deliver the message of Jesus so fantastic beautiful that Giten has managed in the book “The way, the truth and the life.” Finally we have got his message in original. I am shaken and stunned.
The religious words that Giten formulate can make anyone mentally stunned. These words create an inner silence and a deep spiritual wonder for life. Giten has shaken me. I hope the readers also discover his greatness.”
-Brage Norin, professor in theoretical physics
“When I participated in Satsang with Giten for the first time, I felt that I had come to the right place. I felt that I had come home.
I never thought that a 2-hour Satsang could go so deep.
The love that I found within myself during Satsang with Giten just continued to flow a week after the Satsang.”
– Iiris, special education teacher for autistic children and participant in Satsang with Moji and Eckhart Tolle
”Through understanding meditation, I can understand
Jesus. I can understand the innocence, beauty, silence
and truth of Jesus.
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, but the way has
to be walked.
The Bible and Jesus disciples have totally
misunderstood what Jesus really was doing during 40
days in silence in the desert.
He was meditating in the desert, which is the way to
discover the inner being, the kingdom of God, which is
the whole message of Jesus.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten
This book is a compilation of Swami Dhyan Giten’s lectures on Jesus Christ during satsang between May – July, 2015, in Stockholm.
Giten was a disciple of Jesus in a former life.
In this book Giten talks about the beauty and wisdom of the words of Jesus.
Giten talks about Jesus, the Man, Jesus, the Mystic and Jesus, the Rebel. He makes a clear distinction between Jesus Christ and the religion that has been built around him – Christianity.
Through talking about the gospels of Matthew, Luke and John, Giten reintroduces Jesus as the man, the mystic and the compromiseless rebel, who are filled with love and compassion. Jesus becomes alive in a new and dynamic way and not in the way that Jesus has been presented to us by the theologians and the priests.
Giten talks about love, joy, trust, acceptance, healing, truth, the need to serve, the difference between being and ego, wisdom, silence and God.
For the first time, we really feel the laughter, passion, silence and celebration of life in Jesus, which shows us the deeper meaning, the timeless relevance.
This book is a a joy and a delight for those in love with the words of Jesus.
In-between the lectures on Jesus Christ, Giten answer questions on spiritual growth from seekers of truth.