Discussion of spiritual practices: awakening, meditation, and the freedom that cannot be lost or found. All perspectives are welcome; advaita, christian, buddhist, islam or even no perspective at all. Just pointing to that which is nearest and dearest.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

why meditation?

When we sit in silent meditation we let go of how we think things OUGHT to be and come to "True Seeing" - seeing things as they ARE. In other words, seeing life without such hard and fast ideas of  “me” and “mine” --- seeing life as Allah created it. 

With this understanding comes naturally gratitude, reverence, and worship - The  fruits of meditation. 

I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship Me alone. 
(Quran 51:56)

We showed him the two paths, then, he is either appreciative, or unappreciative. (Quran 76:3)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

B-grade movie

Meditation is like a mirror that shows us the content of our minds.

For most of us what is reflected in the mirror is a B-grade movie: obvious plot, repetitive, boring lead character, about the past and the future, and mostly negative.

Daily meditation is the practice of watching “our movie” over and over.  As the movie is “B-grade”, we naturally lose interest in it and move along to that wonderful field to which the poet Rumi refers:

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about."

Meditation leads to better taste in movies.

peace on you,

Friday, March 6, 2015

Meditation is the search for what to give up.

Realization is certainty that there is no one who would ever search for anything nor give up anything. 

God: there is no other god besides Him, the Living, the Eternal. Never a moment of unawareness or slumber overtakes Him. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Who could intercede with Him, except in accordance with His will? He knows their past, and their future. No one attains any knowledge, except as He wills. His dominion encompasses the heavens and the earth, and ruling them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great. (Quran 2:255)