Mantra Yoga.

Meditation

 Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Meditation is a simple process of watching your own mind. Meditation is adventure, the great adventure the human mind can undertake. 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 is uncaused, because existence is made of the stuff called joy.

When you are not doing anything at all - bodily, mentally, on no level- when all activity has ceased and you simply are, just being, that’s what meditation is. You cannot do it, you cannot practice it; you have only to understand it.

Whenever you can find time for just being, drop all doing. Thinking is also doing, concentration is also doing, contemplation is also doing. Even if for a single moment you are not doing anything and you are just at your centre, utterly relaxed - that is meditation. And once you have got the knock of it, you can remain in that state as long as you want; finally you can remain in that state for twenty– four hours a day.

Once you have become aware of the way your being can remain undisturbed, then slowly you can start doing things, keeping alert that your being is not stirred. That is second part of meditation – first learning how just to be, and the learning little actions: cleaning the floor, taking a shower, but keeping yourself cantered. Then you can do complicated things. 

           Meditation is not against action. It is not that you have to escape from life. It simply teaches you a new way of life; you become the centre of the cyclone.

Your life goes on, it goes on really more intensely- with more joy, with more clarity, more vision, more creativity- yet you are aloof, just a watcher on the hills, simply seeing all that is happening around you. You are not the doer, you are the watcher.

That’s the whole secret of meditation, that you become the watcher. Doing continues on its own level, there is no problem: chopping wood, drawing water from the well. You can do small and big things; only one thing is not allowed and that is, your centering should not to be lost.

The awareness, that watchfulness, should remain absolutely unclouded, undisturbed.

The important thing is that you are watchful, that you have not forgotten to watch, that you are watching……watching……watching. And slowly slowly, as the watcher becomes more and more solid, stable, unwavering, a transformation happens. The things that you were  watching disappear.

For the first time, the watcher itself becomes the watched, the observer itself becomes the observed. You have come home.