There is only one obstacle to enlightenment: ego. If we want to be free, if we want to be enlightened, we have to pay the price, and that price is the same as it was five thousand years agoâ€”ego death. In evolutionary enlightenment it is no different: if evolution is actually going to unfold through us, then our attachment to ego has to be transcended. And that is what the path is all about.
The Path of Enlightenment?
Always remember that the full extent of meditation and yoga is discovered when one adopts it as a comprehensive lifestyle and spiritual discipline.
This can only happen through practice and more so through the subtle mental and spiritual practices. The physical practices are meant to allow the body to become subtle to experience and adjust to the important mental and spiritual approach. Mental stamina is provided through yogic ethics (Yama and Niyama) and other mentally uplifting things for expanding the mind, while spiritual well-being starts with meditation.
For thousands of years, meditation has provided human beings with a powerful tool for unlocking the vast potentials of the mind; a doorway into the inner recesses of the Self. Meditation is an exercise that develops the mind.
Meditation offers the key to self-discovery. One starts by learning a simple and effective meditation technique that you can practice at home.
From there it is possible to learn your own personal meditation technique taught by a competent teacher and to advance to more particular forms of meditation.