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Meditation Technique of Perception

Meditation Technique of Perception

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Meditation Technique of Perception
One Answer\u2026for all questions - This too will pass...

This meditation technique is quite different from thje conventional meditation
techniques. 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.

Method:
First read this thought provoking story :-
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\u2026and he could
not return because it was a small road\u2026From 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 pass"
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.

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