what are you seeking? why meditate?

makar's picture

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what is the whole purpose of spirituality?
why meditate?
what is to be sought?
what 'truth' is to be found?

angel76's picture

The real question is - why

The real question is - why is it important to you? This is the real question you should focus your inquiry.

The answer to all these questions: to go beyond these questions.

angel76 | Mon, 10/24/2011 - 12:56
zen pig's picture

Re: What are you seeking? Why Meditate?


Great question, and to the point. In a word...I don't know. I think one of the issues we deal with is the question of "whats in it for us"? Maybe this is what we need to let go of.
When I began to meditate, it was not a consciousness decision. It took no will power or determination. I just felt that I should sit. I had read enough to know not to attach to anything that happened during or after my meditation, and just let my "monkey mind", as it is called, slow down, and see what was going on in the moment. This does not sound like much reward for investing an hour every day, (in my case), and only getting some calmness, and other stuff that I would not talk about, as it would make for attachment, and folk would think I was plan crazy.

In the bigger picture, there is a part of me that has no idea why humanity got to where they were in there consciousness. Why don't we all live in the "Now"? Why does our mind split into some kind of insane duality that contentiously talks to itself? It is only when I sit for some time that I see the crassness of how humanity has lived. Of course, I don't have any idea how to help humanity. All I can do is sit and discover my "real" self. Let go of the fear and the constant droning of my small mind. Of course, I have not become enlightened yet, and although I have caught a glimpse of this years back, (had a very stressful, life and death time period in my life, and while I was out walking, something clicked, and I saw that everything, including me was "just as it was", but is that enough? yea, for me it is. For the first time in my life, I can see a connection between the thing I call "myself", and "everything else". But then again, I have never had the Christan experience of Accepting Christ in My Life as it is called, and this too is said to be transcended. Both involve giving up and just accepting something in our lives. So in the end, I just don't have a clue, and that is OK too. zp

zen pig | Sat, 11/26/2011 - 22:50