[i][Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: In meditation, people say that we derive energy from the cosmic energy so that we have sufficient energy to do work. Is this correct?][/i]
[b][c=003BB2]Swami Replied:[/c][/b] It is completely wrong. Is science found out any special system in the human body to absorb the energy from cosmic energy? In the case of all imaginable items of this imaginable world, science is the final authority. During meditation, due to absence of thoughts, the mental energy is stored by which the human being feels that it has become more energetic by gaining extra energy from outside. Actually, this is only the illusion of the meditator. Somebody saved money and became rich. Now he is thinking that he earned money from outside and became rich! Only God can save these people. There may be a system to absorb the energy from outside in a machine that is developed by a scientist, but, what I am saying is that the human body doesn’t contain such a special system inherently and meditation is not such a system as developed by the scientist as in the above said machine. Process of thought is expenditure of energy. Since thoughts are controlled, the expenditure of energy is controlled and the existing energy of the human body is saved. A dog is biting a bone by mouth and it is sucking its own blood oozing from its own teeth due to biting the hard bone. That dog is enjoying its own blood thinking that the blood is coming from the bone!