How to meditate according Devi Bhagavatam May 21, 2013
1-5. The Devî said:–Getting up from the bed early in the morning, one is to meditate on the thousand petalled lotus, bright, of the colour of camphor, in the top part his brain on the head. On this he should remember his S’rî Guru, very gracious looking, well decorated with ornaments, with His Consort S’akti and bow down to Him and within Him he should meditate the Kundalinî Devî thus –
“I take refuge unto that Highest S’akti Kundalinî, of the nature of the Supreme Consciousness, Who is manifest as Chaityana while up-going to the Brahmarandhra (the aperture supposed to be at the crown of the head, through which the soul takes its flight at death) and Who is of the nature of nectar while returning back in the Susumnâ canal. After meditating thus, he should meditate on the Blissful Form of Mine within the Kundalinî Fire situated in the Mulâdhâra Lotus (coccygeal lotus).
“If God has given us these material things and this matter to be used, are we not supposed to use them and are we not supposed to enjoy them? But we don’t enjoy, really. Before realization you cannot enjoy any matter, you can only form a habit and may become a slave of that matter – before realization, you understand. It’s a principle of – fundamental principle of economics that wants in general are never satiable. Means today you want to buy something like a carpet, all right, bought it.
So now that carpet becomes a headache because it’s your possession, you have to look after it. You have to insure it, you have to worry about it that it doesn’t get spoilt, first of all. And secondly you really get into another mood of buying something else. Now you’ve bought the carpet, finished. Then you have to have something else, then you have to have something else, then you have to have something else. So it does not satiate you, it does not give you the joy. Matter can never give you joy. It’s the Spirit that gives you joy.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 20 May 1982, extract from talk to Sahaja Yogis, Brighton, UK.