One of the most essential factors for a successful meditation is to be able to withdraw from the object and its visible form, so that the object’s inner significance and meaning could be recognized.
Meditation should not have an object. Meditation is a kind of consciousness without contents, consciousness without a single thought or desire. It extends into infinity, it reflects the sky with all its stars, the cosmos with all its galaxies. True Meditation is the whole Universe.
Can meditation be learnt? Or maybe it is like love, a state of our Beings that comes to us as a gift. The river wants to reach the ocean. The seed wants to spring from the ground, but if the ground is covered with stones it will not be able to fulfil its purpose. Those stones are our numerous prejudices, accumulated throughout centuries. We can say that our meditation is suppressed under the burden of prejudices.
In meditation we should not rely on our thinking process. If we are able to dissociate ourselves from the costant flow of thoughts, our meditative qualitiy will come forward. It will not come as a gift, it is already there. It is the essence of our Being, our Nature. Love is very much alike. When meditation occurs, love is its flavour.
Being meditative but without love to accompany the meditaton means that only a mental exercise is performed, not the true meditation. If we believe that we are able to love, but we are not meditative, than our love is only lust. We can not learn how to meditate in a direct way, like mathematics. If we want to learn meditation we should forget about the intellectual processes. If we want to learn love, we should forget about anger, possessiveness, and jealousy. Love and meditation establish our core substance.
Both the problem and the solution are in our mental body. The mental body as ego is a problem. The mental body without our ego is a solution. Our ego is part of our personality and often stands in the way toward greater consciousness. It tends to keep us preoccupied, so that we have no time to keep an eye on its manifestations. To observe means to be unoccupied. Therefore, not even the mantra-meditation, so popular in the Eastern sprititual tradition, is realy a deep meditation, but rather a state of inner preoccupation. It only replaces one kind of absorption with another, hoping that in the end the absorption will vanish altogether.
The harmony of our mind, heart and will lead toward the unified consciousness. We are not going to find ourselves liberated in this higher state of consciousness and be able to go beyond the limitations of our mental bodies untill we have learnt how to be unoccupied. Our mind wants to be assigned a job. If we give it something to do, some objective, we will be preoccupied and our ego mind will survive. Our mind never leaves us under the clear unclouded sky. It keeps our eyes in darkness, filled with dust of desires, memories, thoughts, asociatons, and imaginations, all in order to prevent us from seeing the reality as it is. We are always somewhere else, not here, and not now. To BE here and now means to be unoccupied. Our mind can be busy only in the past or in the future. The present is destructive to the ego. The present leaves us open, receptive, vulnerable, ecstatic, but not engaged.
Whenever we are “here and now” God is present, since “here and now” our mental body as ego ceases to exist; it dissolves and vanishes on the psychic level of the Immortal Trinity. The mind as ego can exist only in conjunction with the nonexistent. Being artificial, it uses arificial means in its defence. There are two most unreal phenomena – the past which is no longer here and the future which is not yet here. In between the two, there is a small time interval. This interval is so tiny that unless we are absolutely alert and conscious, we can be certain it will be lost. This is the door to the Truth, to the Reality. This is the ability of abstraction, of leaving the shallow areas of our mind and plunging into the depths of the Immortal Trinity.
In order to be able to transcend our mental body, so that the consciousness is able to act beyond ist reach, first we need to attain the ability of focussing the mind on a certain idea, not allowing for the usual broad scope of thoughts and ideas. Later on, when we have mastered the ability of going deeper into the selected idea for a longer period of time without fluctuations and external influences, we can make the next important step – expel this idea out of our mind, and still be focused and conscious without even a single object in the glare of our consciousness. What happens afterwards is that the consciousness is able to reach the higher planes of existence, gaining direct knowledge of its nature, immortality, Divine life, and Sweet Divine Will, accepting life as it is, and finaly entering the very Unifying Source. This experience can change our life in essence. Once we are back in the areas of our mental body, the limitations of the lower planes will still be there, but our new experience makes
us see the world from a new point of view.
Meditation is a fourfold path of purity: pure prayer, pure light, pure energy and pure love. Divine flavour and glow radiate from those blessed individuals that reside in the Eternal. Meditation is the way toward higer Spirituality.
I'll never be able to thank you enough for your excellent presentation on Meditation. For the 1st time in my life I'm able to understand the concepts of Will, Ego, Mind, Consciousness & the function of the soul, mind & ego because, in my ignorance, i thought that the soul's Nick name is "ego" &"mind" is just a medical term for it. I was always surprised when others placed thr soul in the heart, because i believed that it is in the head. I had very little exposure to spirituality &New Age books i read years ago seemed to contradict eachother while those who recomanded them to me were happy, for that meant freedom to find the truth wihin, which explains why the truth is so different from one author to anoyher.& i abandoned my project of digging in this New School of Thought for reasons why i've been experiencing countless nr of frightening out of body attempts", throughout my entire life, always before i'd fall asleep, making me afraid to even relax anymore after, for the experience always repeated itself if i dared to rest again, even after getting up to get water to drink to calm down. Medical Drs found nothing wrong with me, &my parents &then my husband, spent lots of money on diff. religious rituals meant to exorcise the apartment, but nothing helped. Then, a Dr. friend suggested to learn to Meditate, but i'm afraid that if i try to relax, I'll end up in that agonizing state of total body paralysis, total inability to speak & ask for help while horribly strong, pulsating waves of powerful stormy winds & howling sounds frm.hell, all in my ears, make even thinking the words "Jesus help me "almost impossble, & this is the shortest &only prayer that can free me from that trapping vortex. But it takes 1-2min to get my mind to think it. Me & my fam. & i werr not very religious,
Thank you - really good info.
I didn't know that way to reach the pure meditation, but what I know already is the concept you are explaining so well.
Reaching the plane which reveals our true nature, I've experienced.
Though its difficult to achieve, it worth every moment we spend there. I recommend everyone to believe in their potential and strenght; all people are able to find theirself, if they will to; because as we all know: where there's a will, there's a way.
Thank you very much, keep doing good.