Meditation

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“Meditation is adventure, the greatest 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 comes from nowhere, or it comes from everywhere. It is uncaused, because existence is made of the stuff called joy.”

“Meditation is not an Indian method; it is not simply a technique. You cannot learn it. It is a growth: a growth of your total living, out of your total living. Meditation is not something that can be added to you as you are. It cannot be added to you; it can only come to you through a basic transformation, a mutation. It is a flowering, a growth. Growth is always from the total; it is not an addition. Just like love, it cannot be added to you. It grows out of you, out of your totality. You must grow towards meditation.”

“Do you know that the words meditation and medicine come from the same root? Meditation is a kind of medicine; its use is only for the time being. Once you have learned the quality, then you need not do any particular meditation, then the meditation has to spread all over your life. Only when you are meditative twenty-four hours a day then can you attain, then you have attained. Even sleeping is meditation.”

“When your efforts drop, suddenly meditation is there – the benediction of it, the blessedness of it, the glory of it. It is there like a presence – luminous surrounding you and surrounding everything. It fills the whole earth and the whole sky. That meditation cannot be created by human effort; human effort is too limited. That blessedness is so infinite, you cannot manipulate it. It can happen only when you are in a tremendous surrender. When you are not there, only then can it happen. When you are a no-self, no desire, not going anywhere; when you are just here now, not doing anything in particular, just being – it happens. And it comes in waves and the waves become tidal. It comes like a storm and takes you away into a totally new reality.”