MEDITATIONS

Compiled By: Adnan al-Adnani

Knowing

Knowledge can be divided into three points: Knower, Known, and knowing.

Knowing is a bridge between then knower (subject), and the known (object). Normally knowledge (rational, scientific, etc.) reveals only the known, and the knower remains un-revealed (veiled). It is in one direction, towards the object.

Unless knowing is also pointing towards the knower, it will only allow knowing about the known, and not about the knower, which is the self.

Meditations (Remembrance) purpose is to reveal the knower.

When you try to know something, always remember yourself. The knower and the known can be unified by this two way knowing process.

Then awareness that the Real Self (higher) is independent of the known (object), and the knower (mind) can be achieved. This is the pure conscious witnessing self.

First concentrate on the object, so that the world disappears. Then move inwards to become aware of yourself.

Awareness of both is a state of witnessing (presence). It is the very centre of Being. 

Contemplation 

Contemplation is a moment of no thought. It is state an interval of no thought. It is the gap between thoughts.

The emphasis is not on the thoughts but the interval between thoughts.

Whenever thought arises, fixate. When thought goes contemplate. 

Meditation 

Meditation is not concentration it is relaxation into oneself, awareness.

Accept thoughts, no denial, no tension, no rejection, o struggle, and no conflict.

Meditation is not introspection. Introspection is thinking about yourself.

Introspection is analysing, judging, and rationalising a situation (reaction) not the self.

Meditation is simply awareness of yourself (remembrance).

Awareness of a reaction (ex. anger) before it materialises will dissipate the reaction.

Meditation is not an experience, it is a realisation, it is a stopping of all experiences.

Experience is something outside of you. The experiencer is your being. False spirituality is concerned about the experience. Experiences continually change the experiencer is changeless (real).

Awareness cannot exist with duality, and mind cannot exist without duality.

The mind wants to be somewhere else, something else, to become. The mind does not allow being.

The mind is becoming and the soul is being.

Time exists only with becoming (desiring). Future exists because you desire.

Mind cannot stop out of effort. Mind stops out of understanding, awareness. Watch and understand the cause of these thoughts. Through looking deeply into those causes those causes disappear, then mind slows down.

Witnessing is the beginning of meditation, and no-mind is the completion. Witnessing is the method to reach no-mind.

Witnessing is in your hands, but no-mind is beyond your control.

No-mind means that the higher self is in control of the mind. Mind is a medium for external communication that is used when needed.

No-mind is enlightenment, is liberation, is freedom from all bondage, is the experience of immortality, is the Higher self. 

Action 

Without awareness there is no action. Only reaction.

Reaction is dependent on the other. Action comes out of ones own awareness.

Without awareness you will be either repressive or indulgent. Both are bondage. 

Values 

The highest peak is the culmination of all values: truth, love, awareness, and totality.

At the highest peak they are indivisible, when they are pure they are one. 

Oneness 

Oneness of action is awareness of the source of action.

Oneness of attributes is awareness of the meaning behind all attributes.

Oneness of being is awareness of ones eternal Reality.

There is nothing to Give,
                   There is nothing to be Given.

There is no Birth,
                   There is no Death.

There is only Eternal Bliss,
                   Everything else is Devine Love. 

May you come into yourself.

 

Added August 28, 2004

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