MEDITATION IS NOT MUNDANE: Essay

English_Master May 24, 2016 No Comments
MEDITATION IS NOT MUNDANE Meditation is attracting people in a big way these days. People often ask about the benefits of meditation. “What are we going to gain in meditation? Does meditation give us wealth and prosperity, besides peace of mind?” The answer to such questions is: No, meditation is not something mundane or utilitarian; it is not for business or for material gains. If you are hankering for material gains through meditation, you will become victims of those who sell all kinds of package in the name of meditation. Sadly, large-scale businesses run by unenlightened people are flourishing all over the country. An enlightened person will never promise any material gain in this world or spiritual gain in the next world. Meditation is transcendental. It can be done in the marketplace but it does not belong to the marketplace. Rather, it is a sharing of peace and bliss by those who have attained it. There is an interesting Tao story told by Osho which is on these lines: f Lao Tzu was walking with his disciples and they came to a forest where hundreds of carpenters were cutting trees, because a great palace was being built. So, the whole forest had been almost cut, but only one tree...
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