Q&A: My physical heart stops

At times during meditation, I feel that my physical heart stops for a few seconds. This frightens me.

When you feel that the physical heart stops, this is a very good experience. But you must not be afraid of it; you won't die. It means that the physical in you has totally surrendered to the spiritual in you. Many spiritual Masters, in order to enter into the higher regions during meditation, have consciously stopped their heartbeat. But only Yogis and spiritual Masters can do this at will. Out of His infinite Compassion, God has given you a glimpse of this experience. You should be very happy. When you become a Yogi, it will be up to you whether or not you want to stop your heartbeat during meditation. What it means is that the physical has totally ceased and the spiritual is reigning supreme. At that time you do not need the physical.