Eternal Bliss-A retreat on Meditation
Understanding this inner journey
Meditation is not just for the saints and seekers sitting in the Himalayan Mountains. It should be a part of everyone’s life. Knowingly or unknowingly every being on the earth is moving towards realizing the Self. Meditation is an invaluable or rather the most important tool for achieving this goal.
Researches done worldwide have established that meditation helps one in leading a stress-free life. In fact, it should be more a part of life of people involved in worldly pursuits because they are ones who are exposed and vulnerable to the varied negative situations and emotions that this world has to offer in everyday life.
What is meditation? Is it a technique that can be practiced? Is it an effort that you have to do? Is it something which the mind can achieve? It is not. All that the mind can do cannot be meditation – it is something beyond the mind, the mind is absolutely helpless there. Where mind ends, meditation begins.
This has to be remembered, because in our life, whatsoever we do, we do through the mind; whatsoever we achieve, we achieve through the mind. And then, when we turn inwards, we again start thinking in terms of techniques, methods, doings, because the whole of life’s experience shows us that everything can be done by the mind.
Yes – except meditation, everything can be done by the mind. Everything is done by the mind except meditation. Because meditation is not an achievement – it is already the case, it is your nature. It has not to be achieved; it has not only to be recognized, it has only to be remembered. It is there waiting for you – just a turning in, and it is available. You have been carrying it always and always.
Thus meditation is a key that breaks the shackles of ignorance and opens the gate to knowledge and wisdom. Meditation is your intrinsic nature – it is you, it is your being, it has nothing to do with your doings.
Meditation, unleashes the immense potential of every person, grows the intuitive faculty. The mind becomes expanded, cultured and transformed. Thus, we gain mastery of the mind by reducing its relentless chatter and teaching it to focus in a concentrated manner. Silencing the mind, disengaging ourselves from our everyday thoughts and feelings, we go up the mysterious ladder of meditation reaching from ignorance to knowledge, from mortality to immortality.
In this Program we discover the expanded states of consciousness and learn the eternal practice of Meditation. It is an inner journey, a journey towards absolute oneness with eternal bliss.