Sadhana must be given priority. It is not right if the Sadhaka gives all the importance to his worldly tasks. Instead he should give maximum importance to ‘Sadhana’ Don’t postpone your Sadhana for the sake of worldly tasks. On the contrary limit your time for worldly tasks for the sake of your Sadhana. Don’t waste your time in tasks which are of little or of no worth. Use every available time for doing Sadhana even when you are not well, you still have your speech and intellect under your control. Use this ability to carry out worth while and beneficial tasks which help in attaining salvation.
True Jnani : Many Sadhakas feel that once he knows the nature of Atman the Sadhana is complete. There is no need for meditation nor trying to destroy ego. But we see many people who have known that they are ‘Atman’ but they are greedy, selfish, intolerant to wards the prosperity of others. These are the qualities of jiva, on one hand your say I am ‘Atman’ and on the other hand you behave like a ‘Jiva’. This is only a bookish knowledge, without substance. True Jnani means giving up ego completely and convert the intellectually known Jnana into true Jnana the real self-realisation. After Shravana-manana, practicing Nididyasana is very much essential to obtain salvation. Only then the effects of happiness and misery and the result of one’s attachment to them like excitement and dejection will disappear. Sadhana is necessary till you achieve this and your bookish knowledge the so called Jnana becomes true Jnana.
Atma-dhyana : When we have realised that we are basically Paramananda, we should spend more time in resting in the blissful state of ‘Atman’.
We should not have strong attachment for unreal things, should not give much importance for profit and loss respect and disrespect. Once you have realised the truth, your intellect should house only in that truth and your heart should pulsate with this truth. If this state is to be achieved, one should enjoy the experience of ‘Ananda’ of that truth for a long time i.e you must meditate on the ‘Atman’
During meditation one has to achieve thoughtlessness state. Thought of the worldly life or the body should subside completely.
A secluded place is necessary to carryout such meditation. If you have separate room in the house which is calm and quiet, it is very good If not search for a lonely place like a park or a temple where a quiet corner can be found.
And sit in any posture in which you can maintain unchanged for a long time. Drive out all thoughts from the mind and merge in the ‘Atman’
Mind matters:The Sadhaka should sit down for meditation and drive out all thoughts from mind. But the mind tries to go out to look at something in the worldly life no matter how much you try. It requires counselling.