JK Meditation - Page: 35
- Meditation is hard work.
It demands the highest form of discipline - not conformity, not imitation, not obedience, but a discipline which comes through constant awareness, not only of the things about you outwardly, but also inwardly.
So meditation is not an activity of isolation but action in everyday life which demands co-operation, sensitivity and intelligence.
Without laying the foundation of a righteous life, meditation becomes an escape and therefore has no value whatsoever.
A righteous life is not the following of social morality, but the freedom from envy, greed and the search for power - which all breed enmity.
The freedom from these does not come through the activity of will but through being aware of them through self-knowing.
Without knowing the activities of the self, meditation becomes sensuous excitement and therefore of very little significance.