The Enlightenment Cycle


The Enlightenment Cycle - Meditation

Meditation is a process of expanding your awareness.

When you meditate, you get in touch with the deepest part of yourself. You know from your own point of view what's right, what's wrong, what you should do and shouldn't in any situation. Meditation makes you tough, makes you strong, conscious, happy and eventually enlightened. Meditation is a process of silencing your thoughts.

Meditation is about becoming conscious of who you are, becoming happy, relaxing, slowing down, chilling out and learning to smile.

Beyond the world of thought and sensorial impressions, there are planes and dimensions of perfect light, knowledge and radiant perfection. Meditation is simply a process of moving your awareness field from the awareness of this world, from the awareness of time and space, into eternity, into the eternal dimensions.

The world you see around you is largely physical. It's perceived through seeing, tasting, smelling, touching and feeling. It's also analyzed through thought, it's felt through emotion, it's remembered through memory, anticipated through projection and experienced as now. But there are different modes and levels of perception which most people are not familiar with. And there are different universes, astral universes, and above the astral universes, the planes of light and beyond the planes of light, nirvana itself - perfect enlightenment, the essence and nexus of all things.

Meditation is about becoming conscious of who you are, becoming happy, relaxing, slowing down, chilling out and learning to smile. It's also about very profound things that are hard to express in words - about beauty, just about being most excellent at everything, finding the perfect part of yourself, overcoming your self-destructive tendencies, overcoming depression, anxiety, nervousness, fears of all types and descriptions. It's about being happy, being conscious, being free, and most of all about being who you really are, which is something that most people don't have any consistent consciousness of.

Meditation is eternal awareness. The height of meditation is normally symbolized by the Buddha, a person who yokes their mind - through the practice of yoga, meditation, Buddhism - with the highest light in the universe. They experience it in a state called samadhi. Samadhi is a complete cosmic consciousness experience. It's like climbing to the top of the Himalayas and just seeing the ranges, the mountains up there - an experience that really is unparalleled - it just can't be expressed in words. Meditation is a journey, a journey to the other side. The other side can't be explained - the mystical worlds, the timeless, miraculous worlds of light. But they can be certainly, most certainly, experienced by you. So this tape is about how to meditate.

Meditation is essentially a wonderfully easy process, unless you live in this age, in which case it's hard. Oh, maybe it's hard. Meditation is about making your mind calm and quiet, and if the earth was not so overpopulated and toxic, this is a very easy thing to do. The mind is not naturally so active. But there are two factors you have to take into consideration - a crowded planet and the fact that we're all psychic.

Each human being has an aura. An aura is the energy body that surrounds your physical body. Your body of energy gives off impressions just like radio waves - short wave, long wave - and you feel those impressions. You feel the thoughts, the feelings of others, particularly people, of course, you're are in close contact with, either physically or emotionally. You're very open to them. But you also feel the vibrations of the people in your neighborhood, at your school, where you work, where you drive your car, your town, your state, your country and your planet. But most particularly you feel the vibrations in a radius of about 100 miles from where your physical body is.

Everyone is psychic. People just don't know that. They think so much, they worry so much, they're are so caught up in unhappy emotions. They're not still enough. They're not wise and silent enough to see that 90 ninety percent of what they think and feel is alien to them. Ninety percent of what they think and feel, 90 ninety percent of what you think and feel, are not your own thoughts and emotions. They're somebody else's - a lot of other people's.

I always remember an adventure of "Star Trek" where Spock is explaining to Captain Kirk that people come to Vulcan from other planets not so much to learn to be psychic, but people who come with psychic abilities learn to block out psychic impressions. That's what the advanced psychics teach them, at Vulcan. They teach them how to keep other people's thoughts out of their minds, and Kirk thought they went there, of course, to learn to be psychic. That's not the problem. Everyone is psychic. The difficulty is just having your own thoughts and feelings. Because if you don't, you can't possibly know who you are, what you care about; and you end up doing things, thinking things, wanting things, fearing things, that have nothing to do with you. They're are somebody else's ideas, thoughts and feelings. It's absurd. But everybody does it.

So, meditation is a process of not doing that. It's a process of not doing. It's about being still, being centered, being clear, being happy, being organically in touch with the universal light, developing parts of yourself that are unknown to most people, very powerful parts, very beautiful parts, very strong parts.

Rama smiling with his arms crossed wearing a designer suit
Seeing is the ability to tell what really is.

The works of Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz are reprinted or included here with permission from

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.