The most important journey we can take is the journey within. This is a journey to the truth of who we really are. There is a place, beyond everyday consciousness, where spiritual empowerment begins. Spiritual power enables us to choose creative thinking rather than automated thinking, response rather than reaction, and peace, love and harmony rather than stress, conflict and chaos.
Meditation is the laboratory for the inner journey. Meditation helps us disconnect from old and damaging habits of thinking, feeling and reacting. The quality of our attitudes, actions, and interactions improves. Raja Yoga Meditation is the heart of the University’s teaching. It re-defines the self as a soul and enables a direct connection and relationship with the Supreme Source of purest energy and highest consciousness. Raja Yoga can be translated as “supreme union” or “highest connection.” Every soul has a right to experience this ultimate relationship.
Raja Yoga meditation grounds the spiritual journey by giving a clear understanding of the self, helping us re–discover and use our latent positive qualities, and enabling us to develop strength of character and new attitudes and responses to life.
The process of Raja Yoga is to go within, disconnect from harmful habits, connect to innate spiritual resources, and then reconnect with the external life. This process raises self-awareness and self–realization. Meditation stills the mind and empowers the intellect to achieve insight and understanding of spiritual principles. With the combination of understanding and spiritual power, we go to higher levels of inner harmony and become agents for natural renewal at all levels of life on earth.