CHENNAI: Real meditation is the highest form of intelligence. It is not a matter of sitting cross-legged in a corner with your eyes shut or standing on your head or whatever it is you do. To meditate is to be completely aware as you are walking, riding on a bus, working in your office or in your kitchen. You are completely aware of the words you use, the gestures you make, the manner of your talk, the way you eat, and how you push people around. To be choicelessly aware of everything about you and within yourself is meditation.
We are all capable of inquiry, discovery, and this whole process is meditation. Meditation is inquiry into the very being of the meditator. You cannot meditate without being aware of the ways of your own mind, from the superficial responses to the most complex subtleties of thought. Our fear is not of the unknown, but of letting go of the known. It is only when the mind allows the known to fade away is complete freedom from the known, and only then is it possible for the new impulse to come into being.
We sit for ten minutes a day in a quiet room and ‘meditate,’ concentrate, fix their mind on an image, an image created by themselves, or by somebody who has offered that image through propaganda. During those ten minutes we try to control the mind; the mind wants to go back and forth and we battle with it. We play the game everlastingly, and that is what we call meditation.
All our life is based on thought which is measurable. It measures god, it measures its relationship with another through the image. It tries to improve itself according to what it thinks it should be. So unnecessarily we live in a world of measurement, and with that world we want to enter into a world in which there is no measurement at all. Meditation is the seeing of ‘what is’ and going beyond it, seeing the measure and going beyond the measure.