JK Meditation - Page: 22
- Meditation is the awakening of bliss;
it is both of the senses and transcending them.
It has no continuity, for it is not of time.
The happiness and the joy of relationship, the sight of a cloud carrying the earth, and the light of spring on the leaves, are the delight of the eye and of the mind.
This delight can be cultivated by thought and given a duration in the space of memory, but it is not the bliss of meditation in which is included the intensity of the senses.
The senses must be acute and in no way distorted by thought, by the discipline of conformity and social morality.
The freedom of the senses is not the indulgence of them: the indulgence is the pleasure of thought.
Thought is like the smoke of a fire and bliss is the fire without the cloud of smoke that brings tears to the eyes.
Pleasure is one thing, and bliss another.
Pleasure is the bondage of thought, and bliss is beyond and above thought.
The foundation of meditation is the understanding of thought and of pleasure, with their morality and the discipline which gives comfort.
The bliss of meditation is not of time or duration;
it is beyond both and therefore not measurable.
Its ecstasy is not in the eye of the beholder, nor is it an experience of the thinker.
Thought cannot touch it with its words and symbols and the confusion it breeds;
it is not a word that can take root in thought and be shaped by it.
This bliss comes out of complete silence.