“We should learn to be in present so that we act in the moment slowly and slowly the past will not interfere and we will be surprised as for first time we will be able to see the eternal wonder of life and look at those mysterious phenomenon which are offered to us as great gifts which will simply make our hearts filled with constant gratitude. “
—Pawan, India —-
Meditation, we can never try it make it happen because it happens spontaneously. The first thing we need to know is how to remain unoccupied, that’s all. Actually the whole trick of meditation is how to remain unoccupied. And when we are not trying to do anything the meditation will flower as the energy moves towards the centre and settles down towards the centre. So when we are doing we are moving out and when we are non-doing we are moving in.
We people, many are ignorant and blind and lots of us want to remain ignorant and blind, because to come inwards looks like entering a chaos. We will need courage to be oneself and encounter the chaos we have created inside. The courage to be meditative is the greatest courageous thing we need to learn. When we start moving inwards we will come to the light without any source and in that light, for the first time we will be able to start understanding ourselves and know who we are. We are that twilight, that sandhya, that pure clarity, that perception, where the observer and the observed disappear, where the doer and doing, where the I and me disappears and only the light remains.
Whether we realize or not we are always here and now because we cannot be anywhere else.Wherever we are it will always be here and now. We all are given only one moment at a time – and we can waste this moment in planning or worrying about the future but the future never comes. What comes will always here, now: it is a series of ?nows’ – one now, another now – but we are and will always be living in the now. It is because of the kind of worrying and planning we do for the future that a certain proverb exists in all the languages of the world: “Man goes on desiring, planning, worrying about the future – and God goes on disappointing him.”
Actually no one is there to disappoint us it is in our very planning we sow the seeds of disappointment as worrying about the future we are wasting the present; and slowly, slowly it becomes our second nature to worry about the future. So thus when the future comes, it will come as the present; and because of our wrong habit of worrying about the future we will again waste that moment also in worrying.
Kindness we need to have for one another
To help the others grow
Just like the rain
Is needed for growth of plants.
The more sunshine of love we spread
Will bring more happiness to self and others
Like the sunshine after rain
Which makes flowers bloom in colors
Giving each other hand in need
With compassion from heart within
Will be just like the warmth we need
In cold days to warm us through the day.
We need to Seek for the bliss
As it is our birthright.”
We cannot remain lost in the jungle of pleasures. We need to rise little higher. Happiness is natural. It really needs no condition to be happy. If happiness has a condition to it,we will always remain unhappy. If we cannot be happy just as we are ,we are never going to be happy ever. Unless we are happy, simply happy for no reason we are not going to be happy ever. Because we will always find something which will destroy our happiness as we will always feel like missing something. If we see deeply with awareness we will find the very desire for happiness brings about unhappiness. There is only one way to be happy and that is to be happy here and now, in present. Happiness is not a result. It is a way of life. It is an attitude, not a desire ,happiness is an art.
Growth is painful because of we been avoiding a thousand and one pains in our life. By avoiding that we cannot destroy them as they go on accumulating ,swallowing our pains they remain in our system. That’s why growth is painful when we start growing, when we decide to grow we have to face all the pains that we have repressed as we cannot just bypass them. Unfortunately not a single society has existed on the earth which has not been repressive of pain. All societies depend on repression. Two things they repress and teach.. one is pain another is pleasure. Their reasoning is stupid as they say that if we are not too happy we will never become too unhappy; if joy is destroyed we will never be deep in pain. Therefore they avoid pain and also avoid pleasure simply like avoiding death to avoid life.
But pain and pleasure grow together — if we really want to have a life of ecstasy we will also have to accept many agonies. If we want the peaks of the Himalayas we will have to cross the valleys. Instead of repressing we need to learn to enjoy both — the peak is as beautiful ,so is the valley. We need to learn enjoy the peak and learn to relax in the valley. Only after darkness can light come.
A tree cannot grow without roots and the roots have to move deep into the soil. Pain and pleasure are intrinsic parts of life and by accepting and knowing this a real growth in us is possible.” May all beings grow”.