What is mind ?
All our actions are preceded by our thoughts. Our thoughts are outcome of our parental, societal and ideological conditioning, ideas acquired from others, our desires and our quality of consciousness. Hence our mind, is all our thoughts, moods, fancies, desires.The mind constantly remains the source of motivation for all our actions and mind constantly remains the supplier of ideas to pursue the motivations. Hence life gradually ceases to be fresh, inspiring.
What mind want to search ?
The mind seeks pleasure in forms from sensual to aesthetic and experiences frustration and fall into a vicious karmic cycle of cause and effect.
Mind conceives goals and pursues them, falls into relationships and clings to them, and doing so acts passionately, unkindly, violently, deepening its attachment to illusory goals and getting frustrated in turn. Mind attachments to things, people and goals, its passions and relationship form layers of thoughts, motivations, emotions, desires, and passion which form a constant train of thoughts, and which in turn control our moods, passions and emotions in our life.
What stop us experience the truth ?
The non-stop traffic of thoughts in the mind becomes a wall between the individual and the existence , wall between us and the our source nature.
As mind is non existent mind constantly feels threatened, insecure, anxious and is constantly under the spell of its own imaginary view of the world which is inevitably hostile to the self.
Mind is doing not being...
A mind viewing the world lives as an isolated self, guarding , strengthening the sense of self, an isolated being who has to constantly exert itself for its happiness, well being, security and peace. But in so doing, the very purpose of life celebration, joy, love, rest, peace and creativity are lost.
What is meditation ?
MEDITATION is slowing down and eventually stopping of the train of thoughts in the mind, of cleansing away of deep seated emotions, of calming of passions and coming back to the simple beauty of the present moment, accepting it with easy calm, and being at peace with whatever is.
What happen when mind slow down ?
In the state of rest, in the state of slowing of the mind, the intelligence, love, compassion and sensitivity of the individual grow and flower. Peace is regained, a person become more creative. one shares his love, joy, instead of asking from other. Life first time become so beautiful and meaningful. Because blind force of passion is transformed into force of creativity. The energy of passion is transformed in to love, peace.
Why we need daily practice of meditation ?
With the constant and daily practice of meditation, the mind gradually loses its grip over the self. One come to realize that there is no self. Hence one experience love, satisfaction, joy within one self rather than outside.
What happen when mind totally disappear ?
With the total disappearance of mind, the ego - the false sense of self - evaporates and one is united with the Existence. This union with the infinite vastness, this explosion of Enlightenment or Nirvana or Moksha has been the goal of meditators through all the ages.
What is essence of meditation ?
NONJUDGMENTAL WITNESSING is the essence of meditation. Sitting quietly in a comfortable posture, the seeker becomes aware of thoughts passing through the mind without judging them in any way whatsoever.
Whatever may be the thought, whether pleasant or noble, whether repulsive or shameful, whether terrifying or tormenting, one stands apart from the flow of thoughts, constantly witnessing them without any attitude, judgement or inclination.
What we can do when we are carried away by thoughts ?
One will often be carried away with thoughts only to realise later that one has not been a witness but a participant of the procession of thoughts. But as one persists and stands witness to the traffic of thoughts, one stops to provide energy to the mind supplying thoughts, which is gradually silenced.
What are the glimpses of meditation ?
With witnessing the pace of thoughts slows down, and the space and the interval between the thoughts increases. With more witnessing, thoughts are subdued in their intensity, come slowly and with silent spaces between them. Those silent intervals between two thoughts are the glimpses of meditation.
How to become master of ones mind ?
With more practice, the silent gaps between thoughts begin to grow and the hold of thoughts upon oneself decreases. One becomes gradually the master of one's mind, instead of being its slave.