What is “realization”? Types of realization. Meditation for realization.

Meditation is an activity that allows us to train the mind to see the world and ourselves with another perspective. It can be used for practical purposes, such as better sleeping or more efficient, and also to realize aspects of existence that are not obvious, but real. This realization of the non-obvious, the subtle, is what is meant by “realization.”


There are several types of realization, depending on which aspect of reality we focus our mind. Next we see a script of meditation that takes us to the different realizations (the realization of several subtle aspects). We can not pretend to get all the realizations in a few minutes, of course, this script just wants to show a possible way, and by the way defines what each type of realization means. Each person has a tendency to develop some specific aspect, but in fact we can, and it is convenient to do so, to work with all aspects. At first all we can hope to feel is an intuition of truth, something that resonates to us as real, but still distant; with practice, is seen more and more clearly, the mind is opening to new ways of seeing, to subtle knowledge, until finally the knowledge is “fully” realized.

Meditation on the realizations

  •  When the ego is active, love can only express itself as “I want.”
    I love you  because you make me feel good” is what the ego expresses.
    And if you stop being pleasant for that person, you fail their ego, you lose your utility for him. Then that ego says, “I do not love you anymore,” even saying “I hate you because you have failed me.”
  • When the ego is inactive, love shines on its own.
  • Love without ego is constant, demands nothing, does not seek to be useful.
  • If you remain calm with the ego inactive, and watch closely, you will feel your own love, shining in you.
  • The moment the ego reactivates itself, it loses that wonderful sensation, because the ego is incapable of realizing it, he is always waiting to get everything through something or someone, it never gives anything of itself.
  • If you immerse yourself in that feeling of inner love, you will see that it expands, which seems to encompass everything.
  • You will look around and everything will look bright, beautiful, because beauty and love both belong to the same plane, are aspects of the same thing.
  • This state is called the realization of love.

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  • When the ego is inactive, the mind becomes calm, ceases to seek, it relaxes.
  • If in that state you look attentively you feel the peace of a calm mind.
  • If you look more deeply, you perceive that someone is observing that peace, someone subtle, is not the ego, is not a thought, nor is it material, seems to be nothing, it is purely conscious presence.
  • This state is called the realization of your deep being, or realization of the Self in you, or simply, self-realization.

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  • Keeping the ego inactive, with the mind in deep calm, watch your surroundings closely.
  • You will feel one with everything. The separation between you and the world is a thing of the ego. It is relative, and ultimately false.
  • By observing both the world and yourself, with the relaxed mind, your consciousness is simultaneously containing your environment and yourself, your body, your emotions, your mind, everything is in your consciousness, forming a unity.
  • This state is called realization of non-duality.

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  • Meditating on the functioning of your body, a very complex biological machine, with innumerable cells, living beings cooperating with each other to keep you alive, we see the diversity of life creating an unity of life, you.
  • Breathing, feeling life in you, looking at the life around you, with the calm mind, you feel that all life is one, you are a focus in an ocean of life.
  • This state is called the realization of the unity of life.

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  • Looking, with the calm mind, how the world works out there, so complex, how everything seems to work alone, with mathematical exactitude, governed by natural laws, the whole cosmos functions like a precision clock, you feel there is an intelligence there, subtle, immense, that is in everything.
  • That same intelligence keeps you alive, second to second.
  • Your own personal mind is part of that intelligence,  it is an individual focus of that cosmic intelligence.
  • This state is called the realization of the unity of mind, or realization of the Universal Mind, “the Universe is a creation of the Mind.”

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  • Observing from the relaxed, open, centered mind, the Love that expands and is in everything, the unity of Life, the unity of the Mind, the non-duality of Consciousness, and your very profound being, encompassing all these aspects of reality with your consciousness, you experience a state of total oneness with Love, with Life, with Existence and with Mind.
  • This state is called the realization of the Self.

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The science of the soul

Now, learn that the science of the soul is for join the mind with the unconditional joy which is within us; such joy is the reality, in contrast with the delusion. Yet, not only with the unconditional joy, but also with their inseparable companions: the unconditional beauty and the unconditional love, which are necessary for get the first.

With this aim, the mind must be cleaned of all trash, by an effort of the will. As a dewdrop must be clean of dust for contain a perfect reflection of the Sun, the soul is like the Sun of infinite joy, and a clean mind can reflect it; although the analogy is arbitrary, and only a weak attempt for bring understanding to your mind.

Maybe is more accurate to say that mind have to be saturated with the joy of the soul, and every feeling against this joy must to be separated by the will, like the dust in a mirror is cleaned by the hand of who are cleaning it.

The dust in the mirror of the mind is nothing but the vices and bad emotions which bring sorrow to the human being, which are delusions, without any real content, although seems the contrary, due to the proper delusion. 

So therefore know that, who open their mind for let by the joy of soul, wipe out all the sorrow, like the water moves away from the feathers of a swan, or like the throes of a child moves away from an adult. The Initiate – Cyril Scott

Many years ago when I read this text the words sounded to me like nice and true wisdom, but also sounded theoretical a lot; how we can fill the mind with such inner joy, if we can’t even notice it?

Now a days I know there are many ways to achieve such state of mind. We must notice that the title of this post says about a science, that means, a systematic set of methods that can be reliably applied for build knowledge.  Like any other science, it demands study and dedication. Also, there are so many ways because we the human beings are so different, we can find which method is the best for ourselves.

 Devotional way

The devotional mainstream proposes us to concentrate the mind in the Supreme Creator, trying to quieting it and to fill it with the higher peace; this way works directly over the mind. There are religious practices, retreats, readings and prayers, mantra chants like the ones in Hinduism, etc.

The knowledge way

This mainstream don’t use the Creator concept, instead use other meditation techniques, like mindfulness meditation, concentration in a candle flame, etc. The aim is the same: to quiet and control the mind, for to be able to feel the peace which are beyond thoughts. But When we have strong desires, a unconscious mind full of past frustrations, or a life full busy with work and worries, this way can be unsuccessful for us; even the non trained mind can develop a resistance against our attempts.

Other mainstream is the way of knowledge through mind; instead of try to quiet it, we use it for understand ourselves deeply and deeply, showing ourselves our limitations. Frequently, is a suffering way.