Message of Enlightened Mystic Samdarshi
Satya Sadhana Sansthan
Bereft of freshness, the mind seeks pleasure in varied forms from sensual to aesthetic and experiences further exasperation and frustration thus falling into a vicious karmic cycle of cause and effect. Furiously it conceives goals and pursues them, falls into relationships and clings to them, and in so doing, acts passionately, unkindly and violently often, further deepening its attachment to illusory goals and getting frustrated in turn. Gradually, its attachments and goals, its passions and relationship form layers of thoughts, motivations, emotions, desires, and passion which form a constant train of thoughts, moods, passions and emotions in its being.
The non-stop traffic of thoughts in the mind becomes a wall between the individual and the existence whereby the mind constantly feels threatened, insecure, anxious and is constantly under the spell of its own imaginary view of the world which is inevitably hostile to the self. A mind viewing the world and nature as hostile constantly lives as an isolated self guarding itself, thus strengthening the sense of self, an isolated being who has to constantly exert itself for its happiness, well being, security and peace. But in so doing, the very purpose of life - celebration, joy, love, rest, peace and creativity are lost.
MEDITATION is slowing down and eventually stopping of the train of thoughts in the mind, of cleansing away of deep seated emotions, of calming of passions and coming back to the simple beauty of the present moment, accepting it with easy calm, and being at peace with whatever is. In the state of rest and repose, the intelligence, love, compassion and sensitivity of the individual grow and flower. Peace is regained, creativity exudes and one shares love instead of asking for it. Life beams with meaningfulness and blind force of passion is transformed into force of creativity.
With the constant and daily practice of meditation, the mind gradually loses its grip over the self. The self finds whatever it has pursued - love, meaning, satisfaction, joy -- within itself rather than outside.
With the total disappearance of mind, the ego - the false sense of self - evaporates and one is united with the Existence. This union with the infinite vastness, this explosion of Enlightenment or Nirvana or Moksha has been the endeavour of meditators through all the ages.
NONJUDGMENTAL WITNESSING is the essence of meditation. Sitting quietly in a comfortable posture, the seeker becomes aware of thoughts passing through the mind without judging them in any way whatsoever. Whatever may be the thought, whether pleasant or noble, whether repulsive or shameful, whether terrifying or tormenting, one stands apart from the flow of thoughts, constantly witnessing them without any attitude, judgement or inclination. One will often be carried away with thoughts only to realise later that one has not been a witness but a participant of the procession of thoughts. But as one persists and stands witness to the traffic of thoughts, one stops to provide energy to the mind supplying thoughts, which is gradually silenced. With witnessing the pace of thoughts slows down, and the space and the interval between the thoughts increases. With more witnessing, thoughts are subdued in their intensity, come slowly and with silent spaces between them. Those silent intervals between two thoughts are the glimpses of meditation.
With more practice, the silent gaps between thoughts begin to grow and the hold of thoughts upon oneself decreases. One becomes gradually the master of one's mind, instead of being its slave.
MEDITATION TECHNIQUES have been created and preserved in all mystic traditions for centuries and handed over to disciples by Master to help them on their inner journey.
At Satya Sadhana Sansthan, the seekers are taught dynamic meditation techniques created by the great enlightened Master Osho who was Guru of Master Samdarshi. The dynamic meditation techniques were created by Osho specifically for the modern mind which is more mind-oriented than ever has been witnessed in the human history. The modern mind is also quite busy, intensely caught in clamour of thoughts, power struggle, repressions, and struggle for subsistence. These techniques, cathartic in nature and intense from the very outset, cleanse the mind of past clingings, furious thoughts, repressions and pent up emotions. Thus the pace of mind is slowed down which thereby creates a milieu in which witnessing can be practiced. With constant practice of one or few of these dynamic meditation techniques, the seeker comes to a stage where she can sit quietly in meditation and witness one's thoughts effortlessly, which is the essence of meditation.
SILENT SITTING AND DOING NOTHING is meditation. Adopting an easy and comfortable pose, one detaches oneself from one's mind and body, watches whatever happens in the mind and body, as though, it were happening to someone else, as one watches a movie - standing aloof.
VIPASSANA was the technique that brought Buddha to His enlightenment and it is the technique through which more people have attained enlightenment than with any other. The seeker watches her breath go in, pause, go out, pause and then go in. When a thought appears, the seeker watches and lets it go without participation, and then brings attention back to the breath.
Once can do Vipassana or Silent Witnessing of thoughts whatever comes easy to oneself and practice the same for atleast an hour everyday.
All our actions are preceded by our thoughts. Our thoughts are outcome of our parental, societal and ideological conditioning, ideas acquired from others, our subterranean desires and our quality of consciousness. Hence our mind, the agglomeration of all our thoughts, moods, fancies, desires and emotions is the narrow realm of the "known" in which we live tethered, never ever venturing out of it into the space of vastness. The mind constantly remains the source of motivation for all our actions and mind constantly remains the supplier of ideas to pursue the motivations it puts forth. Hence life gradually ceases to be fresh, novel and inspiring, which is source of much of malaise of the individuals and the society alike.