technique of perception
too will pass...
Answer….for all questions
This meditation technique is quite different from those that I described earlier. This
technique is actually a
contemplation exercise and involves thinking over life. Though people
of all age can try this technique, it is basically suitable for people with mature age (I mean 18 & above). The reason is that only those who
have lived a certain (substantial) duration of life can reflect back
on their past. Very young people who are still in the initial phase of
their life are less likely (though not impossible) to analyze their
life from the angle which this meditation demands. Nevertheless, this
meditation technique is very useful for knowing our true self.
First read this thought provoking
Once a king called upon all of his wise men and asked them,
" Is there a mantra or suggestion which works in every situation,
in every circumstances, in every place and in every time. Something
which can help me when none of you is available to advise me. Tell me
is there any mantra?"
All wise men got puzzled by King's question. One answer for all
question? Something that works everywhere, in every situation? In
every joy, every sorrow, every defeat and every victory? They thought
and thought. After a lengthy discussion, an old man suggested
something which appeal to all of them. They went to king and gave him
something written on paper. But the condition was that king was not to
see it out of curiosity. Only in extreme danger, when the King finds
himself alone and there seems to be no way, only then he'll have to
see it. The King put the papers under his Diamond ring.
After a few days, the neighbors attack the Kingdom. It was a
collective surprise attack of King's enemies. King and his army fought
bravely but lost the battle. King had to fled on his horse. The
enemies were following him. His horse took him far away in
Jungle. He could hear many troops of horses were following him and the
noise was coming closer and closer. Suddenly the King found himself
standing in the end of the road - that road was not going anywhere.
Underneath there was a rocky valley thousand feet deep. If he jumped
into it, he would be finished…and he could not return because it was
a small road…From back the sound of enemy's horses was approaching
fast. King became restless. There seemed to be no way.
Then suddenly he saw the Diamond in his ring shining in the sun, and
he remembered the message hidden in the ring. He opened the diamond
and read the message. The message was very small but very great.
The message was -
" This too will pass."
The King read it . Again read it. Suddenly something strike in his
mind- Yes ! it too will pass. Only a few days ago, I was enjoying my
kingdom. I was the mightiest of all the Kings. Yet today, the Kingdom
and all his pleasure have gone. I am here trying to escape from
enemies. However when those days of luxuries have gone, this day of
danger too will pass. A calm come on his face. He kept standing there.
The place where he was standing was full of natural beauty. He had
never known that such a beautiful place was also a part of his
Kingdom. The revelation of message had a great effect on him. He
relaxed and forget about those following him. After a few minute he
realized that the noise of the horses and the enemy coming was
receding. They moved into some other part of the mountains and were
not on that path.
The King was very brave. He reorganized his army and fought again. He
defeated the enemy and regain his lost empire. When he returned
to his empire after victory, he was received with much fan fare at the door. The
whole capital was rejoicing in the victory. Everyone was in a festive
mood. Flowers were being thrown on King from every house, from every
corner. People were dancing and singing. For a moment King said to
himself," I am one of the bravest and greatest King. It is not
easy to defeat me.: With all the reception and celebration he saw an
ego emerging in him.
Suddenly the Diamond of his ring flashed in the sunlight and reminded him
of the message. He open it and read it again: "This too will
He became silent. His face went through a total change -from the
egoist he moved to a state of utter humbleness.
If this too is going to pass, it is not yours.
The defeat was not yours, the victory is not yours.
You are just a watcher. Everything passes by
We are witness of all this. We are the perceiver. Life come and go.
Happiness come and go. Sorrow come and go.
Now as you have read this story, just sit silently and evaluate your
own life. This too will pass. Think of the moments of joy and victory
in your life. Think of the moment of Sorrow and defeat. Are they
permanent ? They all come and pass away. Life just passes away.
There were friends in past. They all have gone.
There are friends today. They too will go.
There will be new friends tomorrow. They too will go.
There were enemies in past. They have gone.
There may be enemy in present. They too will go.
There will be new enemies tomorrow and......they too will go.
There is nothing permanent in this world. Every thing changes except
the law of change. Think over it from your own perspective. You have
seen all the changes. You have survived all setbacks , all defeats and
all sorrows. All have passed away. If there are problems in the
present, they too will pass away. Because nothing remains forever. Joy
and sorrow are the two faces of the same coin. They both will pass away.
Who are you in reality? Know your real face. Your face is not your
true face. It will change with the time. However, there is something in you,
which will not change. It will remain unchanged. What is that
unchangeable ? It is nothing but your true self.
You are just a witness of change. Experience it, understand it.
Everyday for 10-15 minutes sit in silence. Just think over the
sentence, " This too will pass." Pondering over your
own life will make you realize the true meaning of this sentence.
Everything passes yet your real identity remains the same. That real
you is your true self. To know that self is true meditation.
us now learn the Meditation of third eye- Trataka
: The meditation of third eye