If we wants to know what is meditation or what is the secret of life, which is bliss, or ecstasy , it is not for away at any holy place or in any scripture, it lies in your heart, but just we have to look at our minds. if we do practice of this and know the art of observation, then we can be able to do so. because it is not finding it is already there, we have to change our focus of consciousness. often our consciousness remains at worldly objects. we can see tree, a flower, face of our dear friend, or these things remains in our minds. a car, a house, bank balance, son, wife etc. but when we turn our consciousness inward , or we starts to look inside , we close our eyes and observe the working of our mind than it starts to delete. and when we do this , our thoughts tarts to minimize, and repeating this , to trace every root of our thoughts, we will be able to get that eternal peace. this is real meditation. in working time when we will be aware of our mind, then we can find that peace midst of our working also , but in starting it should be in sitting, in starting it should be done when mind is fresh like in the morning, calm atmosphere also helps us for this. so I think it is a ancient science which provide us eternal bliss. This bliss is our origin, we can not satisfy without knowing this. Guru Nanak said, ‘ who wins the mind, he wins the world.’ it is very write, so many kings, dictators, wanted to win the world but all in a vain. they killed so many people, kids, destroyed the houses, but in last they went empty handed from here. Alexander the great was also victim of this disease, but after winning half of his plan he died in India. and history tells that he ordered his ministers when you take me for grave yard my hands should be out of the coffin so that people can see that Alexander the great is going empty handed. you can not count bloody wars which had happened till now. kings of the kings can not rule over there mind ,that is way they starts this madness. but who win there mind like Jesus, Guru Nanak, we worship for them because they distribute love and peace. so who important is to rule over our mind. and by winning our mind we finds an eternal peace for which every Prophet, saint, is indicating us. so the experience of bliss is such profound, calm, sweet, that we can not explain it verbally, Kabir said, it is like this as a person who can not speak eats sweets but it gives only body signs but can not speak it. because it is not matter of the language. that is the problem of saints. in last after enlightenment every saint has the same experience. you will be astonish to see Johns message to Corinthians 6: 1-13, 7: 2-4. what he wrote as his advise to then this is what Buddha used to advise his followers. because the experience is the same. he sais,’ See , now is acceptable time; now is the day of salvation!’. that every saint says even he may be lama or Hindu, that salvation has no past and future and no time and space.
If any time you slept well at the day time, and when you awake every thing out side becomes more beautiful, your kids, wife, trees, what happens, mind goes to rest not thinking and due to stillness of mind out side becomes beautiful. so like this when we goes in Samadhi our mind do rest there and out side everything becomes so calm, profound, and calm. so if one time you touch that bliss then you will be able to know this. some people say they have no time for meditation as Kathy said, but we have time for fighting, quarrels, but no have time for mantel peace. and if we do meditation we can do our work more happily, calmness, profoundness. because than we have much energy. I heard that a man from U.K. was not believer in God. but some time he went to India, he saw people there not working, but sitting gossiping, some body goes to temples, Churches, but they are living very well, he wrote that I was wrong there should be God. because they are not doing anything but living well and every time praying to God so I think he should be anywhere.
Time of the meditation should when our mind is fresh, in morning, or after body exercise, dance, running, yoga, ext. then we can pick that thread easily. when our mind is at rest by music or any other environments, but it is needed in starting after some achievement it will be very easy even midst of the work. It was my speech in class yesterday 8-26-2014.