söndag 12 april 2009

Meditation, the "knack" from the divine.

The ever interesting topic, meditation. The awareness loves to recognize itself. The beloved one is in love with itself, it sees nothing but itself. There is no other, just exactly what appears in this oneness, no division. If division appears it happens in oneness, in awareness. Meditation is an constant opening into the new. It's lika the petals never stopping the flowering...goes on and on and on. Eyes open or closed doesn't matter, you are never out of it. You can pretend, and that's what we do....mostly.


Osho about meditation;

"Meditation is a single lesson of awareness, of no-thought, of spontaneity, of being total in your action, alert, aware. It is not a technique, it is a knack. Either you get it or you don't."


There is a very beautiful dialoug about meditation by Osho;

Why did this idea arise in people's minds? that meditation brings happiness. In fact, wherever they found a happy person they always found a meditative mind -- both things got associated. Whenever they found the beautiful, meditative milieu surrounding a man, they always found he was tremendously happy -- vibrant with bliss, radiant. They became associated. They thought: Happiness comes when you are meditative. It was just the other way round: meditation comes when you are happy. But to be happy is difficult and to learn meditation is easy. To be happy means a drastic change in your way of life, an abrupt change -- because there is no time to lose. A sudden change -- a sudden clash of thunder -- a discontinuity.

Meditation is in the present, pure present. Meditation is immediacy. You cannot meditate, you can be in meditation.


It was just the other way round: meditation comes when you are happy.

Sitting silently doing nothing, the spring comes and the grass grows by itself.


Meditation is a state of attentiv perciving where everything is percived undivided. No-one can learn you to "be" attention. If any system teaches you to be attention your attention is on the system, that is not attention itself. Meditation is maybe the greatest art of life - and it's not possible to learn it from anyone, that's the beauty of it. It is not a technique and has no authority.

J. Krishnamurti

Sayed all that, there is no condemnation of anything, practices, exercises, meditation, no meditation, you do what you do. You do it anyway. My experience is that when the inner pull arises, the sitting, being quite, is natural. No big deal. Whatever is, is anyway.


4 kommentarer:

peter sa...

Meditation is also another way of conserving energy, of not wasting energy. Meditation is being natural.

I like these words from the Bhagavad Gita:
“Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.”

peter sa...

When there is no judgement and no comparing there is no problem.

Roshi sa...

The text from the Gita is immensily true. I hope lots of visitors read your comment. And my tip is to save the words from the Gita, and later on read it again. It takes time for the message to sink in. This words can be used as a tool for growth.




peter sa...

Yes indeed, Roshi,my friend. It can take a long time for the truth to sink in, for it to become part of us, so that we live and breathe it. It becomes us.