Is your Meditation for Nothing?

Published 30/07/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

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Your Meditation is Nothing

If you can’t stand beside a friendless man
your meditation is nothing.
If you can’t listen to pain and terror then
your meditation is nothing.
If you can’t befriend the insane and share from their bowl
your meditation is nothing.
If you cannot take the gun gently from the hand of the murderer
and embrace him in his horror then your meditation is nothing.
If you cannot see the beauty and life in the one without limbs then
your meditation is nothing.
If you cannot sit beside the aged in their loneliness then
your meditation is nothing.
If you can’t embrace your own pain and shout “Yes!” to Life then
your meditation is nothing.

If you can surrender all that you are, all that you have,
if you can embrace life without wanting it or wanting to change it,
if you can hear the sounds of pain and joy and know they come from the same source,
if you can sit in the fire, rain, snow, sun and in surrender open your heart
to the purity of love then your meditation is the supreme gift of the Manu Pearl, the light of the Pure Land.

If you can meditate the Nothing knowing your meditation is nothing then
all serenity and bliss radiates like perfume from the Lotus.
Nothing and all are one in Joy.

Namaste
Mark

22 comments on “Is your Meditation for Nothing?

  • wisdom is so much simpler than knowledge
    I enjoyed this very much, Thank you for sharing
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

  • Hi Mark. Thank you for your prose on meditation. Can you explain the line…”if you can hear the sounds of pain and joy and know they come from the same source,” Namaste Pam

  • Don”t take the gun from the hand of the murderer- your fingerprints will be on it!!

    And I would not say, for nothing. Meditation leads us to the place where we can do these things, even if we are not quite there yet.

    And- you are right. It must lead to compassion and acceptance.

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