I want this machine to be able to meditate the whole day

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I want this machine to be able to meditate the whole day.
I want this machine to be able to meditate the whole day.
I want this machine to be able to meditate the whole day.
I want this machine to be able to meditate the whole day.
I want this machine to be able to meditate the whole day.
I want this machine to be able to meditate the whole day.
I want this machine to be able to meditate the whole day.
Oh yes, I want this machine to be able to meditate the whole day.



sisi's picture

Authenticity

This is the most authentic post I've came across lately.

It is so because you don't surrender to the temptation of adopting the convenient role of a teacher and adviser as so many do despite your incredible insights and understanding as demonstrated in your writings. Instead, you admit an obstacle and helplessness.

It is so because you don't succumb to the notion that peacefulness is a matter of will, that all are the same in terms of mind and body and so if one can naturally meditate all others should be able, that a sattvic diet will make you sattvic and so on.

It is so because you don't compromise on pseudo-intellectual approaches and doctrines that misuse the notion of non-duality and are not based on any personal and daily experience.

And it is so because yet with all this frustration, you manage to preserve your realization that it is the mind and body, the machine, that is meditating and that you are beyond and yet helpless - a paradox for the intellectual mind as all genuine truths.

You simply yearn to meditate for longer periods because you understand that this is the unavoidable doorway and you understand that for that you need grace from beyond.

I salute you for you inspiring purity and sincerity.

sisi | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 07:46
divine intervention's picture

The middle path

I liked the fact that you don't ask for peacefulness, stillness, realization and so on, i.e. that you still see yourself and the machine responsible and so ask for the means, for the ability to meditate for long periods.

And on the other hand, you do not see yourself as omnipotent, you don't see it as only your responsibility and ability and so you ask for help.

divine intervention | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:19
bonya basu's picture

Meditation...

Here the OBJECT(Machine) and OJECTIVE(Meditate) are two different entity!!
As long as they are seperate you are applying a effort to do so....the moment this happens effortlessly...it becomes "MEDITATION"

bonya basu | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 07:39
sribonatar's picture

separateness doesn't suggest necessarily effort

The separateness doesn't suggest necessarily that there is effort.

The fact that one prays for something like the original poster suggests that probably he chose that instead of trying to apply effort.

And anyway, effort is not necessarily bad in all cases, I know some neo-advaitan couch potatoes that are waiting for decades for the happening effortlessly to come.

sribonatar | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 15:47
bonya basu's picture

When you say..."I

When you say..."I want"...that means you are putting a effort to do so...it is your wish to do so...When it is happening spontaneously...You are not applying a effort here...It is your STATE OF BEING...without any effort.

bonya basu | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 18:14
sribonatar's picture

You are confusing wish and

You are confusing wish and effort, spontaneously with no effort. These seem the same but are different, the volitions are different, the states of minds are different.

And anyway, the concepts of effort and effortless of neo advaita are completely distorted. As with everything in spirituality, truth lies in the middle. I think it is best depicted in http://www.gurusfeet.com/blog/pushing-boat-sea

sribonatar | Sat, 05/25/2013 - 06:15