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The essence of Sahaja Meditation November 18, 2007

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“How to do meditation, many people ask. Don’t do anything, just go into thoughtless awareness. Try to go to the thoughtless awareness. If you can get into that condition of thoughtless awareness, you can do your job because that’s the point where you are with the truth, with the reality, with the joy. … If you are in thoughtless awareness, what happens to you is that you get the confidence, complete confidence of divinity. You know you have it. …
It’s very important to become thoughtlessly aware because then there are no thoughts coming from the left or the right, from the past or the future. Just in the present you are there. It’s something you all have. It’s not that I’m saying that to you, but all of you have this, but steady yourself. You have to steady yourself at thoughtless awareness. How long – that’s not the point. The point is once you’ve touched it, you’ll go on touching it. … It is always described in all the great books, but not so clearly as I am telling you. … Even for a second, if you get it, it’s a very good idea. Then you go on increasing that second. …
So today’s message is that while you are meditating, go into thoughtless awareness. No thought is important because it’s your own creation. But if you have to become one with the divine creation, you have to get to that state of thoughtless awareness, minimum of minimum.”

(Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Diwali Puja 2002)


6 Responses to “The essence of Sahaja Meditation”

  1. sulochanosho Says:

    Great words there! May there be love, peace and prosperity on this earth.

  2. Paul Says:

    Go into thoughtless awareness. How do you do that? What I do is to feel presence in the body. Just sensing arms and legs, looking and listening. While listening, a person must be thoughtless. Right?

  3. axinia Says:

    Hi, Paul,
    this a a good way you describe here. But to stop thinking is an almost impossible task for a modern man.
    I use my vibrations to get there quickly: when I enjoy the cool breeze on top of my head, the thoughts simply wanish…and it is also incredibly pleasant to have a clear and light head 🙂

  4. It’s not really about stopping thinking, but to allow thinking while not losing Self. Thought is useful for driving a car to places, but useless for issues of identity and getting lost in labels. As well as the perception of utter beauty and Love that is simply here in the present moment.

    Loving Awareness

  5. JV Says:

    Tranquil image!!!

    Most people believe meditation is something to be achieved and can be achieved by closing eyes and sitting in particular position.

    Sahaj meditation, as it is called , comes naturally and no effort is required and any effort will farther you away.

  6. radha Says:

    I have to share this experience which came to my mind after reading the interesting comment by Matthew. I am not so familiar with Hong Kong streets and how to get to certain places most of the time though now i live here. Well at least i can count 7 times out of 10 where i can reach my destination without the help of a map or of my thoughts. i just go thoughtless whenever i am lost among these huge high buildings and narrows streets and i assure you i am on the right path to find the way. Isnt it amazing? Thoughtless state is something we have to experience to understand. No other way out. But this is just my limited personal experience of course. 🙂

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