Post Meditation

You have been meditating for a while. Congratulations. You have already learnt perhaps one of the greatest practices for the human. So much so that while some argue that the ability to think separates man from other species, I would argue, it is the ability to not think. At least for a while. If you have been practicing regularly you may have reached that state of calm where you can. Not think. Not everyone gets here so if you have, my high praise. Getting here though is not the destination. It is part of the journey of discovering your true purpose. That of incorporating a meditative state into your very existence. 

Easier said than done. It was hard enough to remain calm for those five minutes leave alone be meditative permanently. However this is possibly the true purpose of your life. Transcendence in human terms. The ability to go beyond the perceived reality and see the world as it is. A world in which you are no longer fooled by just what is apparent. 

To illustrate let me introduce two concepts. Illusion and Cause and Effect. It has long been argued that the world is maya or an illusion. Made famous in the movie Matrix we are all living in a make belief world. In such a world humans are susceptible to cause and effect. A whisper, a word, an action. A chain of reactions ensue. Anger, envy, jealously, greed and even happiness. At least the happiness experienced in everyday living. What if this cycle of cause and effect was the illusion? The maya? What if breaking out of this cycle was breaking free from the illusion. A state in which you could be free. A state in which you could be in a meditative state. Permanently. A state in which you could then truly experience life. Bliss? 


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.