JK Meditation - Page: 14
- Meditation is always new.
It has not the touch of the past for it has no continuity.
The word new doesn't convey the quality of a freshness that has not been before.
It is like the light of a candle which has been put out and relit.
The new light is not the old, though the candle is the same.
Meditation has a continuity only when thought colours it, shapes it and gives it a purpose.
The purpose and meaning of meditation given by thought becomes a time-binding bondage.
But the meditation that is not touched by thought has its own movement, which is not of time.
Time implies the old and the new as a movement from the roots of yesterday to the flowing of tomorrow.
But meditation is a different flowering altogether.
It is not the outcome of the experience of yesterday, and therefore it has no roots at all in time.
It has a continuity which is not that of time.
The word continuity in meditation is misleading, for that which was, yesterday, is not taking place today.
The meditation of today is a new awakening, a new flowering of the beauty of goodness.