Friday, 6 May 2016

What is Meditation?

The real 'I' is behind the mind. The mind is veil. It hides the person and creates the delusion of 'seer' and the 'seen'. This pair is the parent of all ignorance. To know myself, this pair must break. The simple way is to withdraw from one, and other automatically dies. Without the one, the other cannot remain. To become the 'seer' is to disjoin from the 'seen', and as one disjoins from the 'seen' completely, the 'seer' also disappears. What remains is the substratum of both, something immeasurable, unnameable and unthinkable.

The very fact that what you already know is limited and cannot give you a peep into the beyond may lead you to meditation. Anything else, you may come to know will still remain within the boundaries of intellect is a thing seen. Becoming aware of this is meditation.

The more you go into your mind, the more you may see that it is all a play on the surface. It may be useful in its own place, but certainly not for self-enquiry. Thinking is a thick veil. Look at it passively, but without getting mixed-up with it or relapsing into sleep. This is meditation.

You may need no other practice if you have understood this point. If we were psychologically travelling together, feeling our way into all that has been said, even this talk could lead to meditation. Again, if you try to locate the point within you whence the thoughts arise, it may lead you to deep meditation. The process is quite simple, but effective. As the thought arises, at once try to locate the originating point. That is all.

However, it is not given to all of us to see thing as they are. We are habituated to see our ideas about things, and not the things themselves. Our opinion is very important to us. Our minds are always pre-occupied with their own contents. Hence, the need arises for further elaboration and regular practice.