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Shum Sanctuary's Meditation Map Libraries

If you were sitting in front of me and asked me, “Guhanatha Swami, I want to meditate. How can I learn meditation?” My response will be a question back to you. Why? Why do you want to meditate? Did your doctor prescribe it to manage your stress? Perhaps you are looking to sharpen your concentration so you can focus your efforts to perform better in your endeavours. Or perhaps you seek the classical goal of spiritual enlightenment. 

Whatever your purpose which can be any one of the above or a combination or even all of them you are seeking something within yourself that is of value to you. Meditation is not like closing your eyes to sleep or to rest your eyes for a while instead it is actually the same as working toward any type of goal even if that goal is to relax. Meditation is you diving inside of your mind space, your Innerverse, seeking a goal that only you can realise. Even if you are in a group meditation when you close your eyes, it is completely me-time. How much time you spend and what you get out of your meditation depends on what you do, on the steps that you take. In Rehnadee Shum these steps are taught as meditation maps. 

Meditation maps are a unique feature of Rehnadee Shum meditations. Their function is to give you nuanced instructions of what to do in each step to unravel the darkness that you encounter as you close your eyes to reveal the world that you carry around within yourself–to give it order, to make sense of it and to discover the mysteries that lie in the deep quiet of your mystic space. Their goal is to yield a variety of sought after experiences or conditions such as mystic experiences, solutions for mental well-being or light up pathways for spiritual progress on the Path of Enlightenment. To accomplish this Rehnadee Shum meditation maps are organised into 6 levels which are kept in their own libraries.


Rehnadee Shum Meditation Map Libraries

In Shum Sanctuary mystics can find pathways for spiritual growth from a beginner to the most advanced levels of spirituality through nuanced development of meditative ability and mystical achievements. Spiritual effort in Rehnadee Shum employs Meditation Maps that are organised following the stages laid out in the Path of Enlightenment. There are six progressive levels of spiritual growth in the Path of Enlightenment. They are listed below along with the links to the Meditation Map Library of each level.


The Rehnadee Shum Academy

The Rehnadee Shum Academy holds meditation maps that are education tools. These maps elucidate the perspective and philosophy that empower Rehnadee Shum as a language of meditation. They also give an overview of the process of Rehnadee Shum meditations and the processes and faculties of our mind. The basics of Rehnadee Shum language–that is it Images (alphabets) structure, syntax and word formation rules can be found in this library. The Academy is labeled as Level-0, to indicate that it is the foundation necessary for the practice of Rehnadee Shum meditation. 


Beginner Meditation Maps

The Beginner Maps are Level-1, where an aspiring mystic learns essential mystic skills to become a mystic. Skills in this level include  learning to sit in meditation posture, creating the meditation space, managing distractions in the mind while meditating, learning to visualise, learning simple breath modulation techniques, learning and practicing Rehnadee Shum's Culture of Meditation. Meditators can expect to enjoy a quiet mind in mindfulness, the ability to visualise and the healthful affects of breathing exercises. Meditations at this level can be practiced by anyone, even children and done as DIY following the instructions from written and video tutorials.


Intermediate Meditation Maps

The goals of the Intermediate meditation maps (Level 2), aims to develop ones meditative sinews for maintaining concentration to achieve varied enlightenment states such as Pure Awareness, The Glow of the Mind and feeling the Cosmic Energy. One can also enjoy exploring the the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Dimensions of the Innerverse. Beginner level meditation are mindful concentration exercises while the Intermediate level is about ‘heartfulness'. Exploration is a keyword of this level and the mystic within matures by developing their Mystic Strength which is achieved through immersing oneself in the States of Enlightenment. Subconscious purification techniques where past encumbrances that can hold back ones spiritual progress are eked out and resolved in preparation for the next level of maps. Some Meditation Maps of Level-2 are open as DIY while others that are marked appropriately require the help of a Shum Guide or a Master.


Advanced Meditation Maps

Advanced meditation maps are Level-3,  at this level the mystics occupy their effort with strategies to achieve the ultimate state of enlightenment–Emkaeef; . Learning meditation related to the kundalini and developing the strength to contain and direct its energy safely to channel it towards Emkaeef; means this level must be supervised by a Shum Guide or Shum Master. Meditations at this level are focused on the Sixth and Seventh Dimensions of the Innerverse. These Meditation Maps can be studied by all Rehnaas but they cannot be practiced without guidance from a qualified Shum Guide or Master who will hold in secret the key to their practice.


Shum Guide Meditation Maps

Shum Guide Medition Map Library (Level 4) holds the maps for the post-enlightened. They are for advance mystics who have attained Emkaeef; and these maps establish this state of enlightenment within their consciousness. These mystics are Shum Guides. Spiritual evolution at this level is about growing a soul body and developing one's spiritual personality that will carry on into the spiritual realms. These maps explore all 10 Dimensions and they are inspirational reading for all meditators but their practice requires a Shum Master–A Reh;seem.


Rehnadee Shum Master Meditation Maps

Aspirations, inspirations and innovations. The Rehnadee Shum Master Maps (Level 5) are literary works of Shum Masters and they are kept as collections organised as Rehnadee Shum scripture. These maps are the springs of innovation for the development Rehnadee Shum. This library also houses aspirational and inspirational reading for mystics. 


Maps naturally evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. Rehnadee Shum meditation maps have the same effect on the practice of meditation–adventure and exploration. My goal now is to populate these libraries with tried and tested meditations that I know and have discovered. Over time as you and others practice Rehnadee Shum, your questions and needs will help me create more meditation maps that will make meditation more and more inclusive to an ever broadening swathe of humanity and give rise to more and more Shum Masters.

Founder and Webmaster, Shum Sanctuary
Guhanatha Swami is the Founder of Shum Sanctuary and the principal author of the site's content. His spiritual journey led him to the creation Shum Sanctuary as a means of sharing the Path of Enlightenment with the world. You can connect with him through Shum Sanctuary's contact page. His spiritual journey that led him to his guru and his subsequent introduction to the Shum language is chronicled in the the following article: How A Language Inspired My Spiritual Journey.

Meditation is time for you to be with yourself.