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Know the limitations of meditation

Tree of Truth, meditation techniques

By h.koppdelaney

Secret Roots

Don’t stay asleep in the garden of Now
Watch the moment of creation
Now – now – now…
~ HKD

Your observation of your thoughts and emotions is more important than my posts and articles. You may find many contradictory posts on this blog which may be useful for some people and at the same time they may be totally useless or confusing for others.

Anyway, here I’ll try to expand my previous post “Spirituality is bulshit and masters are nonsense!“.

Some people wants to stay into that state of awareness for long time or they want to settle into that state permanently and that is the problem. Normally a person think average 70,000 thoughts in 24 hours and there are many millions of signal brain is receiving from surrounding as well as from your nervous system so even a Buddha can not watch all of them, so one should not get obsessed with living in the present or being alert and aware all the time.

Present moment is just a passage. In fact it does not exist at all. Present moment is just a bridge between past and future and it is always passing. But still if you live near the present moment there will be lots of clarity. There will be less suffering.

You can twist theory or philosophy as you wish. You can say there is an observer, you can say observer is observed or you can say observer is separate from that which is observed. But in real life what is important is to find peace, happiness and love.

In that way life is very simple. There is no need to play mental gymnastics.

Yes it is impossible to understand the life in its totality. But it is possible to live happily every moment and it is also possible to find ‘comfort zone’ in every difficulty.

Even if you get confused try to be connected to this ‘comfort zone’. This ‘comfort zone’ is always available to you when you try your best to live in the present moment. But when you demand something like permanently living in the present or to be alert every moment then it is just a mind game and it is not possible.

If you ask me ‘how to remain alert even in sleep’ then this is something impossible and if you remain aware even in sleep then it is not sleep.

Every moment brain is recording millions of things and you cannot become aware of all those things. When someone says I’m enlightened on such and such day and time then he does not realize this simple fact.

All Buddhas in the past had found this ‘comfort zone’ and they know ‘how to live in the present moment’ but the moment they claim ‘absolute knowledge’ or ‘enlightenment’ it is again mind-game, although one can live happily even with that kind of mind games.

Awareness is also mind and observer or sakshi is also mind. Mind has capacity to detach and watch itself. This kind of detached observation will give you lots of clarity, love, compassion and peace. Your mind will play less games and you will be less victim of your emotions and thoughts. There will be less suffering. But some people are too much obsessed with it. And some people are making business out of it. That is the problem.

There should be a balance. There is no need to keep awake all night and look at your thoughts (although it is okay sometimes). To demand such kind of awareness is a greed. Your body is not designed for this kind of adventure.

People on spiritual journey must understand this simple fact that there is no such thing as absolute knowledge, there is no such state as permanent alertness and there is no such state of fully awakening. There are zillions of things going on in your mind body mechanism and you can never become aware of all of them. Know the limitations of meditation. Some spiritual masters are exaggerating the things.