JK Meditation - Page: 46
- Meditation is not a fragmentation of life;
it is not a withdrawal into a monastery or into a room, sitting quietly for ten minutes or an hour, trying to concentrate, to learn to meditate, and yet for the rest being a hideous, ugly human being.
One brushes all that aside as being unintelligent, as belonging to a state of mind that is incapable of really perceiving what truth is;
for to understand what truth is one must have a very sharp, clear, precise mind;
not a cunning mind, not tortured, but a mind that is capable of looking without any distortion, a mind innocent and vulnerable;
only such a mind that can see what truth is.
Nor can a mind that is filled with knowledge perceive what truth is;
only a mind that is completely capable of learning can do that;
learning is not the accumulation of knowledge;
learning is a movement from moment to moment.
The mind and the body also must be highly sensitive.
You cannot have a dull, heavy body, loaded with wine and meat, and then try to meditate - that has no meaning.
So the mind - if one goes into this question very seriously and deeply - must be highly alert, highly sensitive and intelligent, not the intelligence born of knowledge.