Satyashri Sant Vivek
Meditation has been here since time immemorial. It is your basic nature, your very being. Then why it seems difficult to attain? It is because of the mind. Mind creates confusion, like the weeds growing on a pond of clear water. As soon as the weeds are removed one has access to the clear water. You are unable to see the weeds created by the mind and roam here and there to quench your thirst. You have designed various ways to manufacture water artificially but are not ready to cleanse the weeds.
Just imagine that in a dream you have gone to an unknown planet for the first time. There you find aliens who are very friendly and start talking to you. Slowly and steadily you develop an emotion bond with them and start loving them. Fully engaged in the new games that you have discovered, you have forgotten your original home. Years passed, you have grown older and now you think yourself to be a part of that land. This is same as forgetting the incidents that happened in your childhood.
Suddenly one day your mind says that you want to search your roots. You want to know who you are. There is no one in the land to answer your question because all others are also wandering. They are also travelling in the same boat. Now you start following various ways that have been followed by the inhabitants of that planet to find their roots and peace of mind. Suddenly you are awake from the dream.
You start thinking. You know that you were not the man in the dream. Then who was He? It has to be you. Who else saw and experienced that dream? It has to be you because no one else knows about it. Then you reach to a conclusion that it was not my body, it was my mind.
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