Meditation

From Sahaja Yoga Encyclopedia

We cannot meditate. We only can be in meditation. When we say we are going to meditate, it has no meaning. We have to be in meditation. Either you are inside the house or outside the house. You cannot be inside the house and then say that “Now I’m outside the house.” Or when you are outside the house, you cannot say, “I’m inside the house.” In the same way, if you are moving in the three dimensions of your life, of the emotional and physical and mental being, you are not inside yourself. But when you are inside, when you are in thoughtless awareness, then not only that you are there, but you are everywhere – because that is the place. That is the point where you are really in the universal. From there you are in contact with the principle, with the shake, with the power that permeates into every particle that is matter, into every thought that is in emotion, into every planning and thinking of the whole world. You permeate into all the elements that have created this beautiful Earth. You permeate into the Earth. You permeate into the akasha [sky or ether], into tea [light], into sound. But your movement is very slow. Then you say, “I am meditating.” That means you are moving in permeation with the Universal Being, but you are not moving yourself. You are just unloading yourself to be free from the weight of things that do not allow you to move. When you are in meditation, you must allow yourself to be in thoughtless awareness. There, the unconscious itself, the achetana itself will take charge. You will start moving with the force of atita [beyond]. The unconscious is going to work it out. It is going to take you there, where it wants you to go. You keep to thoughtless awareness all the time. Try to keep to thoughtless awareness as much as you can. When you are in thoughtless awareness, you must know that you are in the kingdom of God and His people, His arrangements. (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi 30 March 1976)