Utility

The Essence of the Real - Part 1 May 7, 2002

Meditation is a great mystery. It's a profound and unfathomable topic.

The subject of meditation is the nature of the Self. The object of meditation is also the nature of the Self – and -- it is also that which unites the subject and the object. This is the meaning of vastness, when we use it as an adjective to describe meditation, awakening of the Self in meditation.

At some blessed point meditation is no longer practiced, but it is a full, palpable Realization. No one knows how this mysterious condition of Enlightenment is entered into, or, how that Great Awakened Condition enters into one’s Self.

In some sense, we have to be anesthetized from being the observer of how this happens. It is in that great feeling of innocence and purity that the Awakened Condition is born. Even the tiniest peek at this process will disturb and abort it. It does not function while the intellect is scrutinizing. The intellect enters into a spontaneous state of self-surrender. In that state of self-surrender, the Full Reality then can give birth to itself, without disturbance.