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Transcendency

de Maria

em 05 Mai 2008

   The way Philosophies relating to Meditation are understood, especially in the West today, be it Yoga or others from India, be it Buddhism in its various traditions, tends to empty out its religious, mystic and spiritual content. Truly dispersing corporal and external actions are overvalued, moving away and considerably inverting the true spiritual and original meaning of the doctrines, methods or religions.

And the reason for Meditation

The way Philosophies relating to Meditation are understood, especially in the West today, be it Yoga or others from India, be it Buddhism in its various traditions, tends to empty out its religious, mystic and spiritual content. Truly dispersing corporal and external actions are overvalued, moving away and considerably inverting the true spiritual and original meaning of the doctrines, methods or religions.

Yoga is practiced without spiritual foundation, and consequently without a safe and honest base conducive to self-realization, which is Meditation’s true purpose. The Yoga’s basis, be it Patañjali’s, Rāja-Yoga, be it other systems, is in reality only and exclusively made for human transcendency and towards the encounter with the Absolute, whether it be named Īśvara or Samādhi in Yoga’s case, Brahman or Non-Existence in Vedānta’s case and other Indian philosophies, Emptiness or Nirvāna in Buddhism’s case, and so on.
Zen meditation is practiced just because it is fashionable or because peace is wanted at all costs, without deepening the Buddhist philosophy which is the support for a higher mental attitude, thus turning the practice devoid of a higher sense of sublimation or spiritual realization. In fact, many people are desperately looking for peace, but they never find it because they forgot God. Peace will only be restored in our heart by meeting Him.

Why meditate?

As mentioned above, one cannot dissociate the practices of Meditation from its most sacred content, which is the transcendent religious meaning, the respect for life, for oneself and for others, conducing to one’s fundamental reason of our existence: to become more aware of the Divine, without separations from the sacred and the profane. Meditation has its origins in India, where illumination is a topic so frequently spoken about, having as its ultimate aim the ending of the multiple earthly incarnations. In fact the way to illumination is a path of holiness.
In order that Meditation practice may be efficient, certain rules are required and few are those who accept to submit themselves to the discipline of an authentic tradition, and also few are the ones who are capable to maintain their own discipline freely. However, it ought to be remembered that the true motive or reason to meditate is the Union, or Samādhi, as it is known in Indian terminology. Only with this objective in mind will self-transformation occur in the joy of higher realities; since wanting peace of mind only to overcome stress, ends in but a mistake, a self-delusion.

Both human and spiritual realisation is achieved through Meditation, and this means transcendency. Transcending oneself through spiritual realization is fundamental on the path of freedom from earthly bonds. And a devotional surrender to God is not enough, where most of the times enough knowledge of Him is seldom found, as well as recognising one’s psychological and physical fragilities through intelligence, comprehending that they result from a lack of spiritual development. Overcoming our weaknesses is not running away from problems but the opposite; Meditation is useful to make us conscious and destroy through comprehension those hindrances which block mind and body. To transcend is to find an intelligent way of living that which we are as a human being, in its noblest aspect, being responsible by one’s own well-being and happiness. Meditation provides that strength and equilibrium required to fight the weaknesses, be it laziness, anger, indolence, selfishness etc.
There are people who even delight themselves in their own debilities and enjoy being victims of something, always blaming somebody else for their own weaknesses.
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