Hello dear instructor,
We would like to discuss the implication of the following quote on how we conduct our day to day practice:
When we talk about meditation, what we really indicate is Samadhi.- Gnosticteaching.org; How to Know the I (Parto Two); Q&A
*We are complete ignoramuses and have just begun our work*
Daily, we need to conduct the practices of retrospection, sexual transmutation (prana-yama), prayer, and favourably, the comprehension of our egos. However, as we have understood it, these practices need to be conducted in a state of meditation. And before we understood this as a state of tranquillity and serenity - in a relative sense - and we conducted our practices as so. Often times without any real success. After having read the aforementioned quote we got the impression of having conducted our practices through the wrong medium; through our ego. And that we never entered the meditate state but have just been fooling ourselves.
As a consequence of this we have been trying to enter the state of meditation as defined above but without success. Thus, we have been putting all our efforts into enter the prerequisite for these practices but as a consequence of failing in this quest our daily practices has come to a complete standstill.
Our question is: How are we to continue our work? Are we to persist in the development of our meditation practice (so that we eventually enter Samadhi at ease) through physiological judo and focused attention (light/breath) or
are we to continue with daily practice through our faulty and thus quite ineffective state of ''meditation''?
Thank you for your time sir and may you rest in assurance that the enlightenment you offer here is very much appreciated by us. Bless you.