“The exploration of inner space, our consciousness, is ultimately connected to our discovery of outer space. Just as the world becomes a smaller place with increase in communication and transport technology, so the universe becomes a smaller place with the increase in meditation technology!
Dada Gunamuktananda talks about the exploration of inner space and how our own consciousness is eventually connected to our discovery of outer space. It can be accomplished through spiritual practice like meditation on a daily basis. He says that meditation makes the whole world a smaller place where everybody is connected to each other.
“Both the substance and the intention of the Universe come from a deeper reality than the material one, we normally perceive with our minds and senses and that reality is consciousness and all-pervading blissful awareness inherent in everybody and everything. Just as your own consciousness is the essence of your own mind, cosmic consciousness is the essence of the entire Universe. It exists within everything and everything it exists within it, essentially everybody and everything is part of and full of consciousness.”
Dada Gunamuktananda, who is also known as The Monk Dude, was born in New Zealand. When he was studying in medical school, he changed his mind and decided to devote himself to spiritual life and became a yogi . He took training in meditation, yoga and natural health sciences in Australia, the Philippines as well as in India. He has lectured on meditation in New Zealand, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and TEDx
He runs the Ananda Marga meditation center in Los Altos Hills, California, where he currently resides. He trains people the practice of meditation at UC Berkeley, California. He is the author of ‘Close Your Eyes and Open Your Mind; a Practical Guide to Spiritual Meditation’