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Thoughtless Awareness

Advice given by H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi:

"When you are in meditation, you must allow yourself to be in thoughtless awareness. There, the unconscious itself will take charge. You will start moving with the force of ‘Atita’ [Hindi/Sanskrit word meaning ‘beyond’]. The unconscious is going to work it out. It is going to take you there, where it wants you to go. You keep to thoughtless awareness all the time. Try to keep to thoughtless awareness as much as you can. When you are in thoughtless awareness, you must know that you are in the kingdom of God and His people, His arrangements, His consciousness, is going to look after you."
(Gudi Padwa, Delhi, 30/3/76. Sahaja Path August 2006)

"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. And that comes to you gradually if you grow and you'll be amazed how you'll be able to grow into Sahaja Yoga in a very big way." (Diwali Puja 2002)


Vic said...

Also, when in meditation, one can use the mantra of "neti neti" (not this, not this) to negate the gross perceptions and delve into thoughtlessness.

John, there is a attribution typo: it is Lake Piru in USA for the last paragraph.

great work!

Sadashiva said...

it's simple. In the meditation, we have to reach and enjoy the state of meditation, which is samadhi. The rest are techniques in order to reach that state. Most of the time of the meditation is to be enjoyed in silence...
So what are we doing getting lost in rituals, mantras, and copying such or such meditations that we have seen being "made" here or there?
Let's go back to Mother's models, and have some checkings upon what we have seen such or such yogi doing. Do we have silence? Silent Joy?
Only when the collective shall enjoy the Silence and deep Love of Meditation, shall we really attract seekers, convince our own children and approach the goal.
Sadashiva, Colombia.