SIDDHA KUNDALINI YOGA

Meditation: Being vs Practice?

Meditation: Being vs Practice

True meditation arises from the Being, when one discovers the natural mind — Being within the self. True Initiation is for that purpose; to let the other experience true effortless meditation, Yoga, samadhi and equanimity.

With time and refinement, the depth and length of the natural meditation prolongs and it starts permeating all the areas of one’s life. Meditation is not a practice and can never be. Either one is meditation or one is not yet. All the other voluntary forceful efforts are there due to the lack of awareness about true spirituality and evolution. When one discovers by chance and grace the actual equanimity of one’s being, one stops looking for any spiritual boost from the outside. Then one dwells in inner contentment, cultivating inner simplicity, selflessness and silence. Most of the things people practice blow up their egos and make them think they are special. Yet, the refinement element is missing.

One steps on a true path (within) only by the grace of inner maturity and selflessness, and not otherwise. Guided practices are not complete spiritual transmissions, rather they are the transmissions of those people’s limited consciousness. Such practices, however, similar to TV and music listening, have a hypnotic effect on people, when the mind falls into passivity and partial unawareness.  Such a state without awareness can be quite dangerous and can in some cases lead to possession/hallucination if the channel of such transmission is impure or in contact with any occult practices, as most of the current so-called gurus are.  

True Kundalini awakening — the Conscious awakening — is about the expansion of awareness and awakening to the equanimous Self-Being first. From there the actual journey within begins. One’s experience expands and one’s body transforms.

But then should any idea of a deliberate, conscious meditation ‘practice’ be abandoned completely? It depends, because at a certain stage, if one is only used to living through a state of projected subconscious issues, inner dramas and hallucinatory delusional ideations, then it may be beneficial to discipline oneself every day to at least freeing the mind on the active level (where one is either voluntarily producing or consuming information), even if the rate of thought still continues to surge on despite one sitting and doing nothing in particular. 

At the beginning one may use this moment of ‘practice’ to begin to realise the state of natural meditation that is there at all times. One is not to glorify a certain practice or state as being the moment when one transcends the mundane or becomes more fully themselves as a Being. Because as long as such a notion or attitude persists then there can be no true integration within the flow of life. Meditation is just as present when one is washing the dishes, shopping or having an interesting conversation, as when one is sat on the floor in silence trying to concentrate and still the mind. 

Before one starts to ‘practice’ meditation, or if one is already a regular practitioner, one should never approach sitting practice in an action-driven ambitious way. One is not to think that one has to sit down every day and ‘somehow’ progress in absorption. Do we sit down every day to eat or use the bathroom with the notion that we are going to achieve something or progress anywhere? 

When we sit down to meditate we are to begin with the knowledge that that state of Being is there at all times, and if we have missed it  during the day, or we have been missing it our entire lives, then we now give ourselves a time to sit without disturbance and just Be. 

Whether we notice anything or not is not the point, because the real state of meditation is actually beyond noticing something at one point and missing it at another.  We let the body relax, and by letting the mind be as it is, whilst at the same time remaining aware, we may begin to perceive self in a more content, wholesome way and feel the tangible waves of absorption-bliss permeating every cell of our body. 

Such a practice is not to be used as an escape. To sit in a room alone on the floor, whether it feels pleasant or not, is not a situation to be continually longed for or sought after. It is a moment amongst any other ordinary mundane moment of any day. It is a moment to rest within self and experience the reality of our inner Being-Essence. 

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