APPLIED MINDFULNESS / MEDITATION-10: KNOWING WHAT ‘I AM’ AND WHAT ‘I AM NOT’ IS MINDFULNESS, ACCORDING TO THE EASTERN WISDOM
(Applied Mindfulness / Meditation from eastern wisdom aims at discovery of our true nature. The true nature is behind and above what is known and experienced by the mind e.g. body, brain, breath, mind, emotions, intellect and ego. When we try to find meditation or mindfulness by the mind, the mind works on us. Then we impose principles of science that does not know the ‘soul ‘of meditation/mindfulness. However, science can help understand the changes in the ‘non-self’ i.e. body, breath, brain, mind etc. How science can ever know, when it rejects the very presence of ‘self’ as consciousness. The series explores the journey of Applied Mindfulness / Meditation based on the teachings of more than 3000 masters and their teachings in a 6000 years old tradition)
Eastern wisdom declares that our true nature hides behind the wandering mind. The journey to mindfulness / meditation is a discovery of this real-self. It is subjective reality that escapes the understanding of science that works in the objective reality. It is effortless and natural, because we don’t create anything but awaken to what is already deep within all of us.
Science works in the field of objective reality i.e. material world. The eastern wisdom uses the word Ïdam” meaning ‘others’ from ‘true nature’ or ‘I AM’. When scattered mind moves within and lives within, it awakens and naturally separate ‘I AM’ from ‘others’.
Without understanding the principle of eastern wisdom, no mindfulness practice is possible. Any practice that engages the mind by ‘paying attention’ or ‘focus’ on any object may help one to relax. But it cannot be called the mindfulness or meditation practice.
The center of our existence is the same in all human-beings. This center is the real-self. It is like electricity is one behind all bulbs, fan, and gadgets. It is like ‘one consciousness’ behind all bodies, minds, breaths and ego’s. This is called Áham’ meaning ‘ I AM’.
Because mind identifies with the ‘others’ or ‘Idam’ or the body, breath, mind as ‘I AM’, it becomes the cause of stress and suffering. The same mind drops the identifications, becomes the cause of wisdom or knowing one’s true nature i.e. the state of mindfulness.
Are you ready?
Learn the principles, contemplate for clarity and removing the confusions in the mind, otherwise, mind will go back to the same old habits. Then practice regularly for conscious experience.
O! Mind, be at peace, this will also pass
Master – do you know your body in deep sleep?
Student – no sir, I am not aware of the body in deep sleep.
Master – do you know your mind in deep sleep?
Student – no sir,
Master- in deep sleep, when you do not know your body and mind, you drop identification of body and mind as “ I AM”. You become free from the false notion.
You drop the false notion of “ I am the body and/or I am the mind”, what is left is ‘real-self’ or ‘true nature’ or the state of mindfulness.
We help people:
Manage pain (anxiety, stress, physical pain, ADD, PTSD etc.)
Discover inner peace and happiness
Learn mindfulness / meditation from live group session
(Read disclaimer at www.girishjha.org before listening and learning. It is advised not to practice without the supervision of a live teacher. The audio file is for understanding the principles of eastern wisdom)