In nature you feel surrounded by love and protection. At the same
time you must have respect for Naturebecause she can turn dangerous
in an instant.
Today we live like prisoners. We see trees at best thru a window. We
cannot hear the birds. Our feet don't know the Earth. As the Native
American said “When one moves away from nature the heart becomes
Nature and meditation go together. When I was staying in a a small
ashram I made friends with a bright young sadhu. He told me not to
meditate in the nall with others but to go sit under a certain tree in
the compound. I did, but it was miserable. To keep off the mosquitos I
cloaked myself in a blanket. The only place to sit was on cement. But
ever since then I have found a tree near my apartment go there for
long sittings away from the family noise! There IS a special energy!
I met great yogis who were into nature meditation. A lady who
meditated in the mountains for 12 years. A renunciate who meditated
in streams or submerged in springs and pools.
Anastasiya, permission of Vladimir Antonov
"I will try to outline several simple and easy-to-use methods that can replace the
usual amusements of city life.
"For example, one can learn to walk the Earth. One can remember that our Earth
is a living soul, and simply walk, carefully stepping on the body of the Earth ...
Even children can be taught this. If people become aware that the Earth is a
living soul, then they will be more kind and understanding, because a connection
between two souls occurs: between the small human soul — and the giant soul
of the Earth.
"One can also lay on the Earth with open arms!
If a teacher or parents lie together with children in this way and tell them about
the universe — then children’s impressions from this conversation will be more
important than those received in entertainment attractions!
“One can touch with the hands living water ... wash oneself, swim in interaction
with this wonderful miracle ... even talk to water, to ask it to purify and to heal the
“Also one can wash oneself with sunlight. It does not mean simply exposing the
body to sunlight, but one has to interact with it!
"The energy of the Sun is so wonderful! It exists both on the visible and non-
visible to human eye levels; it penetrates in the depth of us! One can stand under
a flow of sunlight as if under a waterfall — and do the exercise latihan.
“Of course, one should not suggest to people who are not interested in spiritual
truths to dedicate much time to such exercises. For them it can be interesting and
useful to arrange sport trainings in nature, to collect mushrooms, berries and
“It is in interaction with harmonious states of living nature, with concrete plants
and animals that people can come to understand with what great Love God
created everything living!”
"Everyone has this ray; one needs just to turn on the light of love. Then one has
to learn to shine with this ray at any distance — and give thus tenderness to all
whom one loves.
Chief Luther Standing Bear
There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom traveled,
which leads to an unkown, secret place.
The old people came literally to love the soil,
and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of
being close to a mothering power.
For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply
and to feel more keenly. He can see more clearly into the mysteries of
life and come closer in kinship to other lives about him.
~ Chief Luther Standing Bear ~
The Vigyana Bhairava on Nature Meditation:
devoid of trees, hills, dwellings
Let your gaze dissolve in empty space
Your mind relaxes
O gazelle-eyed Beauty!
Consider the wind as your subtle bliss-body
As you tremble in the wind, reach the luminous presence
During a dark and moonless night, eyes open in the dark
Let your whole being melt into the obscurity
Attain to the form of Bhairava
When a moonless rainy night is not present
Close your eyes, see blackness
Thus, faults disappear forever
Beyond the clouds