Meditation is a Process to Transcend the World

Published: 07th May 2016 03:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th May 2016 04:42 AM   |  A+A-

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.

Meditati.jpgWe 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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp