Friday, 01 April 2011 09:18

Meditation is a Mind Management

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Mind is compared to a maddened monkey drunk with the wine of desire, stung by the scorpio of jealousy at the success of others and possessed with the demon of pride. Gurudev Shri Swami Vishvas Ji proclaims that lust, greed, jealousy, anger, stress and strain are the symptoms and not the disease. Disease is the mind. As malaria fever is the disease, head-ache, shivering, vomiting, body pains, temperature are the symptoms.

We don’t treat each symptom one by one. We just treat the disease and symptoms automatically vanish. Deal directly with mind and these symptoms of stress and strain etc. will disappear. Vishvas Meditation is a mind management. It deals directly with mind. It makes no attempt to control the mind. We go beyond mind in Vishvas Meditation.

The greatest misconception is that meditation is regarded as the concentration of mind and techniques are taught to concentrate the mind and then meditate. Meditation has got no technique. There are techniques of concentration. Gurudev Shri Ji states in loud and clear voice time and again that meditation is not at all concentration. When thought current is interrupted which means that all the thoughts are fixed on one object, it is concentration. When flow is uninterrupted which means that there are not any thoughts fixed on any object and the subject and object is one and the little self is immersed in self, it is meditation. It is a non-doing state. In meditation, you become the witness, the seer and non-doer.

Meditation is the mind-management. It is not forcing the mind to be quiet. It is to find the quiet which is already there. We are the children of ‘BLISS’. We are the roaring lions and not the bleating sheep. We are not the down-trodden creatures crawling on earth. We all have got ‘Third Eye’, ‘Shivnetra’.

भीखा भूखा कोई नहीं, सबका गठरी लाल
अपने को जानत नहीं, ताहि विधि भये कंगाल

We lost our ownership and bewail as beggars. We suffer from stress and strain because we gave all the powers to mind and make it our master. Not only that we consider ourselves nothing but mind.

As if that was not enough, meditation is considered as concentration of mind and there are feared to be the side-effects of meditation. How un-fortunate it is that meditation which is the nectar of all scriptures and is a mind-management is said to have side effects! The whole concept is wrong. Concentration can have side effects. How can the meditation in which we are to do nothing have side effects?

Mind is a matter. It has got no power of its own. It is very useful in the external world but in the spiritual, internal world, it has to be left far behind. Otherwise we will be the victim of mental and heart diseases. Then there are stress managements which deal with the symptoms. Meditation deals direct with Mind and it is mind-management. Meditation is SEEING the mind as a WITNESS, a neutral energy. It is not interfering with the intricacies and doings of mind.

Let the mind go into the dead past or uncertain future in meditation. Be a SEER, be a WITNESS. We just stay in our own SOURCE, in our true nature which is ALL BLISS, in our third eye. Even if we are lost at times in the blind lanes of obstinate ego and invincible mind, we come back to our own true Self. This is mind-management. In meditation we realize our true nature.

Our true personality begins to develop when we realize through deep meditation that we are not this solid body but the eternal divine current of LIFE and CONSCIOUSNESS within the body. True nature is ALL BLISS, KNOWLEDGE & EXISTENCE. No dualities of pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, gain and loss, success and failure happen in it. It is on pure CONSCIOUSNESS, full AWARENESS. All these dualities are the products of mind which is a Himalaya in attaining our own mastership.

Meditation is mind-management when we meditate, we go beyond mind and all these dualities vanish themselves. Cutting the leaves and branches won’t do. Roots have to be uprooted to get rid of undesirable tree. So we have to wake up towards mind if we are not to suffer from stress or depression or mental and heart diseases.

Gurudev Shri Ji recites in his holy voice:-

जाग जाग ओ मनुवा जाग रे ।
तेरा समय जागन को आया ।।

Wake up! Wake up! O Mind! For how long will you go on throwing me into the cruel clutches of DEATH, SUFFERING, MISERY and DEVASTATION? Meditation is that trumpet which will awaken us from our deep slumber, deep slavery of mind and free us from the bondage of mind which has over-powered us utterly and completely. Day in and day out, we are burning all our energies to satisfy the desires coming out of mind.

We are happy when mind is cheerful. We are doomed when mind is gloomy. We are at the mercy of mind which always wanes and waxes. We consider ourselves nothing but mind. It is very unfortunate and a great blasphemy to consider ourselves as the victims of some unforeseen incident when the un-ending BLISS is flowing within all of us. This gloomy feeling of desperation is created by mind and we attain our kingdom, mastership in Meditation. Meditation is a mind-management which frees us from the clutches of lust, greed, jealousy etc.

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