August 03, 2016

Medha Nadi, Medha Nadi Activation, Medha Nadi Awakening, Meditation, Meditation Experience, Medhita, Spirituality, Sphurita, English/Other Language Words Dervied From Sanskrit

A word has many meanings. It can be used in various contexts to mean many different things. In this post, I have chosen some important Sanskrit words which may help you understand the origin of meditation and spirituality.

Believe it or not: More than 60% of word roots of English are from Greek and Latin and 90% of English scientific terms are from Greek. You need to Google and find out. Some say it is 56% and some say it is more than 80-90% of English words in the dictionary are from other languages.

Meditation and SPIRITuality terms of Greek and Latin are derived from the Indian language Sanskrit including the words 'meditation' and 'spirit/spirituality.' Can you believe it? The Latin/Greek meaning of Sanskrit words may be accurate or inaccurate. English has derived all the meditation and spirituality terms from Sanskrit/Latin/Greek and other languages. There are many Sanskrit words related to meditation and spirituality for which there is no English equivalent. In that case, how can a person translate a Sanskrit word to English accurately? When other Indian languages need a sentence to explain some Sanskrit words, English has tried to translate them with single equivalent words. This is the root cause of all confusions in understanding meditation and spirituality accurately. Misunderstanding spirituality results in misunderstanding religion because ancient religions contain collections and compilations of the metaphysical knowledge and wisdom of enlightened seers and yogis. No wonder English and other foreign language speaking people find it difficult to understand and easy to misunderstand the basic concepts of meditation and spirituality. It is not only foreigners but also Indians who read English books find it difficult to understand and easy to misunderstand many concepts and ideas about meditation, spirituality, and religion. This has been the case from a very long time.

People who read meditation and spiritual books written in English or written by foreign authors are bound to misunderstand not only the terms "meditation & spirituality" but also many or all other terms associated with them due to wrong translation, misinterpretation, or misunderstanding by the writers/authors/translators.

Meditation is an Indian spiritual practice, which is being practiced in India since time immemorial. Medhita/Medhitaya in Sanskrit means to contemplate/contemplating/contemplation on reality/real Self /one's inner nature (Bhuddha nature per buddhists). Sanskrit Medhita/Medhitaya became "Meditari/Meditatus" in Latin and "meditate/meditation" in English. The objective of meditative contemplation or reflection is to investigate/understand one's true nature, which is only possible through real meditation, mystical, or spiritual awareness/experiences. Through such a contemplative practice, a person gains intelligence/knowledge/wisdom/understanding about one's true spiritual nature. It is a practice that helps a person gain/develop SPIRITual knowledge and wisdom.

Medha Nadi (special nerve, nerve of memory, astral nerve, ethereal nerve) may refer to Sushumna Nadi that runs from the base of the spine to the crown of the head/brain. In other words, Medha Nadi (nerve) is a special/astral/ethereal/spiritual nerve that gives spiritual intelligence/wisdom. The awakening/activation of Medha Nadi/Sushumna Nadi leads to remembering/knowing one's true/inner/real/spiritual Self/nature. If Medha Nadi is a special Nadi (nerve) in the brain, then it gets activated only through Sushumna Nadi activation which happens only with Kundalini awakening. Medha means intelligence, innate intelligence, unlimited intelligence, unlimited knowledge, perfect wisdom, etc., with which the reality about one's true Self/nature is known. Medha Nadi may also be called Buddhi Nadi and Siddhi Nadi. Medha Nadi activation happens only with Kundalini awakening. Thus, Medha Nadi Activation, Meditation, Sushumna Nadi Activation, Kundalini Awakening all mean one and the same: MEDITATION MEANS MEDHA NADI ACTIVATION. MEDITATION MEANS SUSHUMNA NADI ACTIVATION. MEDITATION MEANS KUNDALINI AWAKENING. THIS IS THE TRUE MEANING OF MEDITATION.

Meditation means Medha Nadi Activation/Medha Nadi Awakening. Medha Nadi activation/Meditation is a spiritual practice for Self-Realization/Self-Knowledge (Atmajnana). Knowledge of one's spiritual nature is called Atmajnana or Self-Knowledge.

Medha Nadi activation/Meditation helps one gain Unlimited/True/Higher Knowledge about oneself (Brahmajnana,Tattvajnana).

Medha Nadi activation/Meditation helps a person remember/know his/her true/higher/Buddha nature (Swarupa Jnana).

All the above Jnanas (Knowledge) are one and the same.

Medha Nadi activation/Meditation results in KNOWING YOUR TRUE/REAL/HIGHER/SPIRITUAL/BUDDHA NATURE.


Ignorant people corrupted/misinterpreted/misunderstood Medha Nadi activation or meditation as giving sharp memory, good concentration and retention power, making a person Shruti Dhara/Medhavi (scriptural pundit/proficient in scriptures), etc. Now people teach meditation for physical and psychological benefits to help in studies/exams, book/scriptural learning, debates, sports, etc.

Meditation is a practice to reach a heightened level of spiritual awareness. It results in experiencing the ever-existing higher reality about oneself. We have dual realities--one is physical (lower) and the other one is spiritual (higher). The idea/concept of higher reality, the means to attain it, and the words describing such ideas, means, methods, and practices all came from the Indian ancestors. We all, accurately or inaccurately, use the words coined by our ancestors but negate the ideas/concepts which the words refer to.

Meditation Experiences:
Meditation experience means a mystical or spiritual experience during meditation. In other words, meditation experience means experiencing a heightened level of spiritual awareness during meditation. Meditation experiences are not the ordinary experiences that are apparent to the senses and obvious to the intelligence. Transcending such apparent/ordinary experiences during meditation and having an extraordinary/supernormal/spiritual experience is a true meditation experience.

Any mental or physical state/activity eg., peace, calmness, happiness, "living in the present," crying, laughing, etc., without a spiritual experience/awakening is not a mediation experience.

Spir/o = a combining form of Latin spīrāre "to breathe"
Spir/o = a combining form of Latin spīra (Greek speîra) meaning “coil,” “spiral.”
Spir/o = a combining form in English indicating breath or respiration.
Spir/o or Spir = a combining form in medicine meaning 1. Spiral; coil; coil-shaped 2. Breath; breathing.

Indian Seers and Yogis realized that we have a spiritual body/mind/consciousness that sprouts forth, springs out, or manifests (Sphurita) during meditation. They said that this spiritual body is airy/ethereal and has a form, and the spiritual mind/consciousness is Niraakara (formless). The Indian Sanskrit word Sphurita would have become Spiritus in Latin (breath/air, spirit) and then it became Spirit in English. Spirit in English means "an animating or vital principle (breath/energy) held to give life to physical organisms," "a supernatural being or essence (airy/ethereal body)," "the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person (mind/consciousness)," etc.

Food for Thought: If the main words "meditation" and "spirituality" themselves are derived from Sanskrit, what does it mean? Think.

Believe it or not: We have a spiritual body. Spirituality is about this SPIRITual body/mind/consciousness. This spiritual body is both inside and outside us, just like that of a magnetic field. Only 1% of the world's population turn to meditation and spirituality and continue their practice throughout their lives. Out of such 1% meditation and spiritual practitioners, 99.9999% will not experience or have a vision of their own spiritual bodies. Some people may express disbelief when I say we have a spiritual body, some people may laugh or make fun of such statements. People have no problem believing in different Gods, different religions, religious/racial/caste/social supremacy, different nationalities (earth is one, people imagine that they have divided the earth by making boundaries), etc. However, when it comes to believing in their own spirituality bodies, people have problems; they are not convinced. They are not aware that their own religions talk about spiritual bodies.

Dhyan/Dhyana means meditation, which is a spiritual practice that is being practiced in India since time immemorial. Dhyan/Dhyana is a practice to awaken one's spiritual body/mind/consciousness and realize one's true nature and potential. Gurus from India spread meditation and spiritual knowledge throughout the world. Indian Dhyan became "Ch'an/Chan/Chen" in China, "Son" in Korea, and "Zen" in Japan, "Thien" in Vietnam. Dhyana is also pronounced as Jhana in Indian Buddhism. All this is due to pronunciation problems. Some foreign disciples came to India and learnt meditation and spirituality from Indian Gurus and taught it in their own countries, some accurately and many inaccurately.

Atma in Sanskrit means the inner most essence of an individual or a thing; this essence is indivisible, indestructible, formless, infinitesimal, unquantifiable, everywhere, in everyone and in everything. Atma is our real Self. This is our spirit, soul, or true nature. Atma became "atomos" in Greek and "atomus" in Latin meaning indivisible, and later it became "atom" in English.

Atom of English is derived from Latin word "atomus," Greek "atomos" meaning indivisible.

As the above OM picture suggests, the same Sanskrit word "OM" is written, pronounced, symbolized in many ways by different people/countries.

The words Brahman, Brahmi, Brahmin, Brahma, Brahmana, Brahmajnaana, Bhramjnaan, Brahmajnaani, Brahmavid, Brahamavidvara, Brahmavidvarishta, Brahma Randhra, Brahma Granthi, Brahma Nadi, etc., are all coined with this root word Brahm. Some such coined words have been misunderstood, misinterpreted, manipulated, corrupted, abused, and misused beyond limits in India giving rise to many evils in the society. For the same reasons, religion, spirituality, and meditation are being taught and understood differently by different people (teachers/disciples/followers/masses).

SAME CONCEPT/IDEA, but different meanings, symbols, designs, interpretations in different countries by different people.

Questions and Answers Part I has been made into a new post. Questions and Answers Part I, Kriya Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Patanjali Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Trataka Yoga, Laya Yoga. The link is given below:

WARNING: It's okay if you don’t meet a Brahmajnani (Self-realized seer) or realize yourself in this life, but never ever meet or follow a BHRAMjnaani (fake guru who will make you delusional).  If you do, then you will suffer your entire life.