Meditation

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What is Meditation?



Meditation is just being delighted in your own presence; meditation is a delight in your own being. It is very simple – a totally relaxed state of consciousness where you are not doing anything. The moment doing enters you become tense; anxiety enters immediately. How to do? What to do? How to succeed? How not to fail? You have already moved into the future.

Meditation is just to be, not doing anything – no action, no thought, no emotion. You just are. And it is a sheer delight. From where does this delight come when you are not doing anything? It comes from nowhere, or, it comes from everywhere. It is uncaused, because the existence is made of the stuff called joy. It needs no cause, no reason. If you are unhappy you have a reason to be unhappy; if you are happy you are simply happy – there is no reason for it. Your mind tries to find a reason because it cannot believe in the uncaused, because it cannot control the uncaused – with the uncaused the mind simply becomes impotent. So the mind goes on finding some reason or other. But I would like to tell you that whenever you are happy, you are happy for no reason at all, whenever you are unhappy, you have some reason to be unhappy – because happiness is just the stuff you are made of. It is your very being, it is your innermost core. Joy is your innermost core.

Why active meditation?



All Active Meditations involve action - sometimes intense and physical, sometimes more gentle - followed by inaction, stillness. Some of the meditations are recommended for particular times of the day. All are accompanied by music that has been especially composed to support the different stages. If you can sit, there is no need for meditations. In Japan, for meditation they have the word zazen. It means just sitting, doing nothing. If you can sit, not doing anything, this is the ultimate in meditations. There is no need for anything else.

But can you sit? There is the crux of the whole problem. Can you sit? Can you just sit, doing nothing? If that is possible just sit, do nothing - everything settles by itself, everything simply flows by itself. You are not needed to do anything. But the problem is can you sit? You can move into passivity only when all the junk has been thrown out. Anger has been thrown out, greed has been thrown out, layer upon layer. These things are there, but once you have thrown them out, you can easily slip in. There is no hindrance. And suddenly, the bright light of the buddha land. Suddenly you are in a totally different world - the world of dharma, the world of Tao.

Some benefits of meditation



Silence


It is not something in your possession you are possessed by it it by it it possessed by it it by it it and that's the greatness of it even you are not there because even your presence will be a disturbance The Silence is so profound that there is nobody not even nobody not even not even you and this silence brings truth and love and thousands of other blessings to you this is the search this is the longing of all the hearts of all those who have a little intelligence.

Love


If you meditate sooner or later you will come up on love if you meditate deeply Sooner Or Later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before - a new quality to your being a new door opening you have become a new flame and now you want to share. As you increase your ability to be more attuned and more empathic with yourself, your capacity to be attuned and empathic with your partner increases as well.

Joy


For no reason at all, you suddenly feel joyous. This joy cannot be disturbed. Now whatsoever happens, it will continue. It is there, day in, day out. In ordinary life, if there is a reason, you are joyful. You have met a beautiful woman and you are joyous, or you have money that you always wanted and you are joyous, or you have purchased a house with a beautiful garden and you are joyous, but these joys cannot last long. They are momentary: they cannot remain continuous and uninterrupted.

Intelligence


lf you watch yourself when somebody insults you, then there is no anger. In that very seeing is intelligence. In fact, rather than anger there is compassion for the man. He is angry, he is hurt, he is suffering. Compassion will arise. Now, this intelligence is meditation: to look into one's life, to learn out of experience, to learn out of existential experience, to go on learning, not borrowing.

Creativity


Meditation releases great creativity. It is an explosion; all your seeds start sprouting. For the first time, you see how much potential you were carrying within yourself: a great garden with so many flowers, such beautiful bushes and trees and so many birds singing... A whole paradise! But we are not ordinarily aware of it. We are completely closed, we have not opened up; we are living like a capsule which has no opening, no windows.