WHAT IS THE INTRODUCTION & DESCRIPTION OF THE 98 & 99 th TECHNIQUE?
THE INTRODUCTION OF THE 88 & 89 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION(TWO TECHNIQUES CONCERNED WITH ''HEART'');-
98-''In any position gradually pervade an area between the armpits into great peace''.
99-''Feel yourself as pervading all directions, far, near''.
1-Life on the outside is like a cyclone ,a constant conflict, a turmoil, a struggle. But it is only so on the surface ;just as on the surface of the ocean are waves, maddening noise, constant struggle. But this is not all of life. Deep down there is also a center .. soundless, silent, no conflict, no struggle. In the center, life is a noiseless flow, relaxed, a river moving with no struggle, with no fight, no violence. Towards that inner center is the search.
2-You can get identified with the surface, with the outer. Then anxiety and anguish follows. This is what has happened to everyone: we are identified with the surface and with the struggle that goes on there.
The surface is bound to be disturbed, nothing is wrong in it. And if you can be rooted in the center, the disturbance on the surface will become beautiful it will have a beauty of its own. If you can be silent within, then all the sounds without become musical. Then nothing is wrong; it becomes a play. But if you don’t know the inner core, the silent center, if you are totally identified with the surface, you will go mad. And everyone is almost mad.
3-All religious techniques, techniques of yoga, meditation, are basically to help you to be again in contact with the center; to move within; to forget the periphery; to leave the periphery for a time being and to relax into your own being so deeply that the outer disappears completely and only the inner remains. Once you know how to move backwards, how to step down into yourself, it is not difficult. It becomes as easy as anything. But if you don’t know, if you know only the mind clinging to the surface, it is very difficult. Relaxing into one’s self or non-clinging to the surface is not difficult:.
4-Actually, you go on clinging to the surface, and afraid that if you leave the surface you will be lost. But deep down there is darkness and you cannot see any ground; you cannot see anything else than the surface. All these techniques are to make you courageous, strong, adventurous, so that you can stop the holding on and fall within yourself. That which looks like an abyss, dark, bottomless, is the very ground of your being. Once you leave the surface, the periphery, you will be centered.
5-This centering is the aim. Once you are centered you can move to the periphery but you will be totally different. The quality of your consciousness will have changed altogether. Then you can move to the periphery but you will never be the periphery again ; you will remain at the center. And remaining centered at the periphery is beautiful.Then there is no conflict; it is a game. Then it will not create tensions within you and there will be no anguish and no anxiety around you. And any moment that it becomes too much, too heavy on you, you can go back to the original source ...you can have a dip. Then you will be refreshed, rejuvenated, and you can move to the periphery again. Once you know the way…. And the way is not long.
6- The only barrier is you holding to the periphery, afraid that if you leave it you will be lost. The fear feels just as if you are going to die. Moving to the inner center is a death — death in the sense that your identity with the periphery will die, and a new image, a new feeling of your being will arise.So in a
few words Tantra techniques are a deep , a total relaxation into oneself.You are never relaxed,
in a state of let-go. You are always doing something: that doing is the problem. You are never in a state of non-doing, when things are happening and you are just there not doing anything. Breath comes in and goes out, the blood circulates, the body is alive and throbbing, the breeze blows, the world goes on spinning around — and you are not doing anything. You are not a doer. You are simply relaxed and things are happening. When things are happening and you are not a doer, you are totally relaxed. When you are a doer and things are not happening but are being manipulated by you, you are tense.
7-You relax partially while you are asleep, but it is not total. Even in your sleep you go on manipulating, you don’t allow everything to happen. Watch a man sleeping: you will see that he is very tense, his whole body will be tense. Watch a small child sleeping, he is very relaxed. Or watch an animal, a cat — a cat is always relaxed. You are not relaxed even while asleep; you are tense, struggling, moving, fighting with something. On your face there are tensions. In dreams you may be fighting, protecting — doing the same things as when you were awake, repeating them in an inner drama. You are not relaxed; you are not in a deep let-go. That’s why sleep is becoming more and more difficult.
8-And psychologists say that if the same trend goes on, soon the day will come when no one will be able to sleep naturally. Sleep will have to be chemically produced because no one will be able to fall naturally into sleep. You are already on the way towards it because even while asleep you are only partially
asleep,so partially relaxed.Meditation is the deepest sleep ..total relaxation plus something more; you are totally relaxed and yet alert. Total sleep with awareness is meditation. Fully alert, things are happening but you are not resisting, not fighting, not doing. The doer has gone into sleep.
Only a witness is there a `non-doer alertness’ is there. If you know how to relax then nothing can disturb you. If you don’t know how to relax then everything will disturb you.
9-Actually, you are almost always ready to be disturbed. If one thing doesn’t disturb you, then something else will; you will get disturbed. You are ready, you have a tendency to get disturbed. If all the causes are withdrawn from you even then you will get disturbed. You will find some cause, you will create some cause. If nothing comes from without, you will create something from within — some thought, some idea and you will get disturbed. You need excuses. Once you know how to relax nothing can disturb you. Not that the world will change, not that things will be different. The world will be the same. But you don’t have the tendency, you don’t have the madness; you are not constantly ready to be disturbed.
10-Then all that happens around you is soothing if you are relaxed. Even the market-place , traffic noise becomes soothing. It is an inner quality which depends on you.. The more you go towards the center the more the quality arises and the more you move towards the periphery the more you will be disturbed. If you are too disturbed or if you are prone to be disturbed that shows only one thing: that you are existing near the periphery and it is an indication that you have made your abode near the surface.But this is a false abode because your real home is at the very center of your being.
THE DESCRIPTION OF 98 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION ;-
1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-
''In any easy position gradually pervade an area between the armpits into great peace''.
2-This is a very simple method but it works miraculously . And anyone can try it, there is no danger. The first thing is to be in an easy relaxed position which is easy for you. Don’t try a particular position or ASANA. Don’t struggle with the posture. You can sit in an easy chair and relax. The only thing is your body must be in a relaxed state.So just close your eyes and feel all over the body.Start from the
legs ...feel whether there is some tension or not. If you feel there is some tension in the right leg, then make that tension as intense as possible. Bring it to a peak .. then suddenly relax so that you can feel how the relaxation settles there. Then go all over the body just looking everywhere for some tension.
3-Wherever you feel the tension make it more so, because it is easy to relax when it is intense. In just a mid-state it is very difficult because you cannot feel it. It is easy to move from one extreme to another, very easy, because the very extreme creates the situation to move to the other. So if you feel some tensions in the face then strain all the face muscles as much as possible, create tension and bring it to a peak. Bring it to a point where you feel that no more is possible ..then suddenly relax. In this way see that all parts of the body, all the limbs are relaxed.
4-And be particular about the face muscles, because they carry ninety per cent of the tensions ..the rest of the body carries only ten per cent. All your tensions are in the mind so the face becomes the storage. So strain your face as much as possible, don’t be shy about it. Make it intensely anguished, anxious — and then suddenly relax. Do it for five minutes so that you can feel that every limb in the whole body is relaxed. You can do it sitting, or lying in bed or howsoever you feel is easy for you..''In any easy position ''
5- When you feel that the body has got to an easy posture, don’t make much fuss about it. Just feel that the body is relaxed, then forget the body. Because really, remembering the body is a sort of tension and Forgetting is relaxation. Whenever you remember too much, that very remembering brings a tension to the body.You may not have observed this, but there is a very easy
experiment to try. Put your hand on your pulse and count it. Then close your eyes, bring your attention to your pulse for five minutes, and then count. The pulse will now be beating faster because the attention for five minutes gives tension to it.
6-So really, whenever a doctor counts your pulse it is never the real count.Whenever the doctor has taken your hand in his hand you have become alert and it will go faster.Whenever you bring your
consciousness to any part of the body, that part becomes tense. You become tense when someone observes you; the whole body becomes tense. When you are alone you are different. When someone enters the room you are not the same. The whole body is going at a faster rate. You have become tense. So don’t make much fuss about relaxation or you will be obsessed with it. For five minutes simply relax easily and forget. Your forgetting will be helpful and it will bring a deeper relaxation to the body.
7-The second thing... ''Gradually pervade an area between the armpits into great peace''. There are areas in the body, particular centers, where particular feelings can be created consciously. Close your eyes and just feel the area between the two armpits: the heart area, your chest. First feel it just between the two armpits with your total attention, total awareness. Forget the whole body, remember just the heart area between the two armpits, the chest, and feel it filled with great peace. The moment the body is relaxed, peace automatically happens in your heart. The heart becomes silent, relaxed, harmonious. And when you forget the whole body and bring your attention just to the chest and consciously feel it filled with peace, much peace will happen immediately.
8-Between the two armpits is the heart center, and the heart center is the source of all the peace. Whenever you are peaceful, the peace is coming from the heart. The heart radiates peace. That is why people all over the world, every race, without any distinction of religion, country, cultured or uncultured, have felt this: that love arises from somewhere near the heart. No scientific explanation exists. Whenever you think of love you think of the heart. Really, whenever you are in love you are relaxed, and because you are relaxed you are filled with a certain peace. That peace arises from the heart. So peace and love have become joined, associated.
9-Whenever you are in love you are peaceful; whenever you are not in love you are disturbed. Because
of peace the heart has become associated with love.So you can do two things. You can search for love, then sometimes you will feel peace. But this path is dangerous, because the other person whom you love has become more important than you. And the other is the other, and you are becoming in a way dependent. So love will give you peace sometimes but not always. There will be many disturbances, because whenever another enters there is bound to be some disturbance.You can meet with the other only on your surface and it will get disturbed. Only when the two of you will be so deep in love with no conflict, only then you can be relaxed and the heart will glow with peace.
10-So love can only give you glimpses of peace but no eternal peace is possible through it . And between two glimpses there will be deep valleys of conflict, violence, hatred and anger.
The other way is to find peace not through love, but directly. If you can find peace directly and this is the method for it... then your life will become filled with love. But now the quality of love will be different. It will not be possessive; centered around one. It will not be dependent and not make any one dependent on you. Your love will become just a lovingness, a compassion, a deep empathy. And now no one, not even a lover, can disturb you, because your peace is already rooted and your love comes as a shadow of your inner peace. The whole thing has become reversed.
11-If you don’t love you will suffer the absence of love; if you love you will suffer the presence of love. Because you are on the surface and whatsoever you do can only give you momentary satisfaction ..then
again the dark valley.First be established in peace on your own, then you are independent, then love is not your need. Then you will never feel imprisoned or that love has become a sort of dependence, a slavery, a bondage. Then love will be just a unconditional giving with no idea of return.. you have too much peace so you want to share it. And it is one of the secrets that the more you give, the more it happens to you. The more you give and share, the more it becomes your own. The deeper you enter into the treasury, which is infinite, the more you can go on giving to everybody. It is inexhaustible.
But love must happen to you as a shadow of inner peace ;then love is beautiful. Otherwise love also creates ugliness, it becomes a disease, a fever. Ordinarily the reverse is the phenomenon: peace happens to you just as a shadow of love.
12-Become aware of the area between the armpits and feel that it is filled with great peace. Just feel peace there and you will feel it is filled. It is always filled but you have never been alert about it. This is only to increase your alertness, to bring you near home. And when you feel this peace you are farther away from the surface. Not that things will not be happening there — but when you try this experiment and when you are filled with peace you will feel a distance; the noise is coming from the street but there is a great distance now, a great space. It happens, but it brings no disturbance; rather, it brings you a deeper silence. This is the miracle.
13-The children will be playing, someone will be listening to the music, someone will be quarrelling and the whole world will be going around, but you feel that a great distance has come between you and everything. That distance comes because you have retreated from the periphery. Things are happening on the periphery and they will appear to you as if they are happening to someone else. Nothing disturbs you if you are not involved ..you have transcended.And the heart is naturally the source of peace.
..the transcendence. You are not creating anything ; simply coming to a source which is always there. This imagining will help you become aware that the heart is filled with peace ... it is not that the imagining will create the peace. This is the difference between the Tantra attitude and Western hypnosis. 14-Hypnotists think that you are creating it by imagination but Tantra thinks that you are not creating it by imagination, you are simply becoming attuned to something that is already there. Because whatsoever you can create by imagination cannot be permanent: if it is not a reality then it is false, unreal, and you are creating a hallucination. So it is better to be disturbed and real than to be in a hallucination of peace, because that is not a growth, you are simply intoxicated by it. because sooner or later the reality has to shatter all illusions; only a greater reality cannot be shattered.
15-A greater reality will shatter the reality which is on the periphery, hence Aadi Shankara and others say that the world is illusion. Not that the world is illusion, but they have come to know a higher reality and from that altitude this world looks dreamy. It is so far away, the distance is so infinite that it cannot be felt as real. The noise on the street will be as if you are dreaming about it ..it is not real. It just happens and passes and you remain untouched. And the reality is felt only when it penetrates you deeply. The deeper the penetration, the more you feel it as real.Penetration is the proportion of reality. If someone throw a stone at you it hits you. The hit penetrates you and that penetration makes the stone real.On the other hand If a thrown stone touches you but doesn’t penetrate you, deep down you will hear the thud of the falling stone on you, but there will be no disturbance. You will feel it as false, unreal, MAYA, illusory. But you are so near the periphery that if someone throw a stone at you, you will be hurt.
16-Aadi Shankara says the whole world is unreal. He must have come to a point from where the distance is so tremendously vast, that all that happens there becomes just like a dream. It comes but no reality comes with it because it cannot penetrate. If someone throw a stone at an enlightened one;
the body will be hurt as your body will be hurt, but he is not on the periphery ... is rooted in the center. And the distance is so great that he will hear the thud of the stone without being hurt. The being will remain untouched, unscarred. This unscarred being will feel the stone as if it is something thrown in a dream ..is illusory.Actually the world is empty of substance ;which is the same thing as Aadi Shankara saying that the world is illusory.
17- Whenever you are able to feel the peace between your two armpits filling you, pervading your heart center, the world will look illusory. This is a sign that you have entered meditation... where the world feels and appears to be illusory. Don’t think that the world is illusory, there is no need to think it .. you will feel it.The world will suddenly occur to your mind. It looks so real, just like a film on the screen. It can even be three dimensional but it is a projected thing. Not that the world is a projected thing, the world is real but you create the distance, and the distance gets more and more. That is a meditative criterion.
It is not a truth that the world is unreal otherwse you have become centered in the being. Now the surface and you are so far away that you are not identified.
18-This technique is very easy and will not take much time if you try it. Sometimes with the very first effort you will feel the beauty and the miracle of it. But if you don’t feel anything with the first effort, don’t be disappointed. Wait and go on doing it...even you can go on doing it any time. Just lying on your bed at night or in the morning when you feel that you are now awake you can do it. Even ten minutes will be enough. Ten minutes at night just before falling asleep, do it. Make the world unreal, and your sleep will be so deep that you may not have slept like that before. If the world becomes unreal just before falling asleep, dreaming will be less because if the world has become a dream then dreams cannot continue. And if the world is unreal, you are totally relaxed because the reality of the world will not impinge itself upon you, hammer on you.
19- This technique suggested to the people who suffer from insomnia. It helps deeply. If the world is unreal, tensions dissolve. And if you can move from the periphery, you have already moved to a deep state of sleep . And then in the morning it is beautiful because you are so fresh, so young; your whole energy is vibrating. It is because you are coming back to the periphery from the center.
And the moment you become alert that now sleep is no more, don’t open your eyes. First do this experiment for ten minutes, then open the eyes. The body is relaxed after the whole night and is feeling fresh and alive ;so it will not take much time. Bring your consciousness to the heart just between the two armpits: feel it filled with deep peace. For ten minutes remain in that peace, then open the eyes. The world will look totally different because that peace will also be radiated from your eyes. And the whole day you will feel different plus feel that people are behaving differently with you. To every relationship you contribute something.
20-But when you are filled with peace everyone will behave differently towards you. They will be more loving and more kind, less resistant, more open, closer because a 'Peace Magnet' is there. And this is so physical a phenomenon that you can observe it easily. Whenever you are peaceful you will feel everyone wants to be closer to you because that peace radiates, it becomes a vibration around you. Circles of peace move around you and whosoever comes near wants to be nearer to you — like you want to move under the shadow of a tree and to relax there ;on the other hand when you are disturbed everyone is repelled.A person who has inner turmoil, conflict, anguish, anxiety, tensions, repels persons. Whosoever come near becomes afraid that you are dangerous.
21-A person will give whatever he has and you are constantly giving it. So you may want to love someone but if you are very disturbed within, even your lover will be repelled and escape from you because you will drain his energy and he will not feel happy with you. And whenever you leave him, you will leave him tired, exhausted, because you don;t have a life-giving source, you have a destructive
energy within you.So not only will you feel you are different, others will also feel that you are different.Your whole life-style can change if you move a little closer to the center and the whole outlook become the whole outcome. If you are peaceful the whole world becomes peaceful to you. It is just a reflection and whatsoever you are is reflected all over. Everyone becomes a mirror.
THE DESCRIPTION OF 99 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION ;-
1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-
''Feel yourself as pervading all directions, far, near''.
2-Tantra and yoga both think that your narrowness is the problem. Because you have made yourself so narrow, so tightly narrow, you feel always in bondage. The bondage is not coming from anywhere else: the bondage is coming from your narrow mind. And it goes on being narrower and narrower and you are very confined. That confinement gives you the feeling of bondage. You have an infinite soul and an infinite being but that infinite being feels imprisoned. So whatsoever you do, you feel limitations everywhere. Wherever you move, a point of cul de sac (A street that is closed at one end)comes.
You cannot move beyond it. Everywhere there is a boundary ...no open sky to fly. But that boundary is created by you .. your own creation.
3-You have created a boundary for certain reasons: for security, safety. And the narrower the boundary, the more you feel secure. If you have a very large boundary you cannot watch over all of it, you cannot be alert and watchful everywhere. It becomes vulnerable. Narrow the boundary and you can watch it, you can remain closed, you are not vulnerable, you feel safe. The safety, the security has created the boundary. But then you feel a bondage.This is how the mind is paradoxical. You go on asking
for more safety and you go on asking for more freedom. Both cannot be together.
4-If you want freedom you will have to lose safety, security ..in any case the safety is just illusory, it is not really there. Because death is going to happen ...whatsoever you do, you are going to die. All your safety, security, is just a facade, nothing will help. But afraid of insecurity you create boundaries, you create big walls around you and then the open sky is closed. And then you suffer and say, “Where is the open sky?” and “I want freedom and I want to move!” But you have created these
boundaries.So this is the first thing to remember before you do this technique 'Unless you stop creating boundaries you will not be able to feel or do it'.
5- No boundaries, becoming infinite, becoming one with infinite space…. This will be impossible with your mind. you can feel it but first you will have to stop doing certain things.
The first thing is that if you are too concerned about security and safety then remain in bondage. Really, prison is the most secure place.No one can harm you there. No one out of prison is as secure, as guarded, as the prisoners. It is difficult to kill a prisoner. He is more guarded than a king. He is so safe that those who want to be safe, really, must be in prisons, they must not live outside. To live out of a prison is dangerous, it is full of hazards because anything can happen. So we have created mental , psychological prisons around us, and we carry those prisons with us, they are portable. You need not remain with them, they move with you. Wherever you go, your prison goes with you.
6-You are always behind a wall. Only sometimes, rarely, you stretch your hand out of it to touch someone. But only a hand ..you never come out of your prison. So whenever we meet, it is simply meeting hands out of prisons. Out of windows we stretch a hand, afraid, scared, and ready any moment to withdraw the hand. Both the parties are doing the same ..only hands touch. And now psychologists say that even that is just an appearance, because hands have their own armor around them. You also have gloves so that no one can touch you....No hand is ungloved. .
7-Or even if someone touches, there is only a hand, dead. With an armored person there can be no friendship. Friendship , love , communion is impossible. You are afraid that someone may make you a possession, overpower you, or make you a slave .That is why you have created a prison, a safety wall around you. Cautiously you move, cautiously you take every step. Life becomes a drudgery(hard and boring work ),a boredom. If you are too cautious, life cannot be an adventure. If you are protecting yourself too much, hankering after security too much, you are already dead.
8-So remember one basic law ... life is insecurity. And if you are ready to live in insecurity, only then will you be alive. Insecurity is freedom. If you are ready to be constantly insecure, you will be free. And
freedom is the door to the Divine.Afraid, you create a prison .. you become dead, more and more dead. And then you call, “Where is God?” And then you question, “Where is life? What does life mean? Where is bliss?” Life is there waiting for you, but you have to meet it on its own terms. You cannot have your own terms, life has its own terms. And the basic term is... remain insecure. Nothing can be done about it. You can only create an illusion and in that illusion you can waste your life. Nothing can be done about it. Whatsoever you do is just a deception.
9-If you fall in love you become afraid that this one or that one can leave you . Fear enters immediately. You were never afraid when you were not in love.One who never loves anybody is never afraid that anyone will leave him. The whole world can leave him, he is not afraid. You cannot harm him. He is secure. The moment you love someone, insecurity has entered because life has entered. And with life, death has entered. The moment you love you have become afraid.. this person can die, this person can leave, this person can love somebody else. Now to make things secure, you must do something ...you must get married.
10-So a legal bondage is made so that it is now difficult for this person to leave you. Now the society ,the law , the policeman, the judge, all will protect you. Now if this person wants to leave, you can drag him to the court, and if he /she wants a divorce he will have to prove something against you.Now you have created safety around you. But the moment you are married you are dead. Now the relationship has become a law, not a relationship. Now it is a legal phenomenon, not an alive thing. The court cannot protect life; the law can only protect laws. Now marriage is something which is dead .Marriage is definable,but love is indefinable. Now you have come under the world of definitions.
11- The moment you wanted it to be secure, to enclose it so that no new thing happens to it, you are imprisoned in it. Then you will suffer. Then you will say that this one or that one has become a bondage to you. And then you fight because you have each become an imprisonment for the other. Now love has
disappeared, there is only conflict.And this has happened in everything. Remember it as something basic... life is insecure. This is the very nature of it. So when there is love, suffer the fear that the beloved can leave you, but don;t create security. Then love will grow. The beloved can die and you cannot do anything, but that will not kill love. Security can kill. Love will grow more.
12- Actually, if man were immortal, it would be difficult to love anybody. It would be so dangerous to fall in love. Death is there and life is just like a dew drop on a trembling leaf. Any moment the breeze will come and the dew drop will fall and disappear. Life is just a wavering. Because of that wavering, because of that movement, death is always there. It gives intensity to love. Love is possible and intense
only because there is death. Just imagine … if you know your beloved is going to die the next moment, all meanness , all conflict will go. And this one moment will become eternity. And there will be so much love that your whole being will be poured into it. But if you know the beloved is going to live, there is no hurry. You can fight and you can postpone the loving for later on.So.. If life were eternal, the body were immortal, you could not love.
13-According to purans ,Indra is the king of heaven .. but there is no love because they are immortal.
So it is recorded that Urvashi, the chief of the heavenly girls, asked permission of Indra to move to earth for a few days to love a man. Indra said. “What nonsense!“You can love here! And you will not find such beautiful persons on the earth.” Urvashi said, “They are beautiful but they are immortal, so there is no charm. They are really dead.”They are really dead because there is no death to make them alive.
They will always be there. They cannot die, so how can they be alive? That aliveness exists against death. A man is alive because death is there constantly, fighting. Against the background of death life exists.
14- In heaven there cannot be love because there is no life really. Life exists here on earth, where death exists. Whenever you make anything secure, life disappears. Remain insecure, that is the very quality of life itself. Nothing can be done about it and it is beautiful.A person living at a hundred doesn’t feel like living. Not that he is frustrated, not that there is no food. Everything is there, but life has no meaning.
Now we go on thinking about euthanasia because people are now living longer. Just think if your were immortal .. it would be ugly. You will start finding ways and means of committing suicide.So think
of immortality. Life will be totally meaningless. The meaning comes with death.
15- Love has meaning because love can be lost. Then it throbs, vibrates, pulsates.You have to love the lover and the beloved with the view that tomorrow may never be there at all. Then love becomes
intense.So first, withdraw your efforts to create a secure life. Just by withdrawing, your walls around you will fall. For the first time you will feel rains coming to you directly, the wind blowing at you directly, the sun rising to you directly. You will be under the open sky. It is beautiful. And if it looks horrible to you it is only because you have become accustomed to living in a prison. You will have to get accustomed to this new freedom. This freedom will make you more alive, more flowing, more open, more rich, more radiant. 16-But the more radiant you are, the higher the peak of your aliveness, the deeper will be the death near you. You can rise only against the valley of death. The peak of life and the valley of death are always near and in proportion.So live naturally, and that will be dangerous enough. There is no need to seek
any danger.Then you can do this technique. Then it is very easy''Feel yourself as pervading all directions, far, near''.. If walls are not there, you will already be feeling yourself pervading everywhere. Then there is no point at where you end. You have a center and no periphery. The whole space is surrounded by it. Stars move in it. Earths are born and dissolve. Planets arise and set. The whole cosmos becomes your periphery. In this vastness there is no ego ,no suffering or no mean mind be . In the mediocre mind, in such vastness, it simply disappears. It can exist only in a narrow field or when it is walled, enclosed, encapsulated. The encapsulation is the problem. Live dangerously and be ready to
live in insecurity.And the beauty is that even if you decide not to live in insecurity, you cannot do anything .17-A man who is in power cannot have friends and very scared of death. If you are in power, then you
are your only friend,everyone is your enemy.A king cannot have friends. The kings are haunted by the idea that everyone around him is going to kill him and cannot sleep.They just have enemies who are parading around them as friends and just waiting for the right chance to push them aside from the throne. Whenever they get the chance they do everything. Just a moment ago they are friendly, but their friendliness is a strategy , a tactic.Like the kings everyone in his own way is creating a palace
around him where nothing can enter and he can remain in peace. But then you are already dead. And peace happens only to those who are alive; peace is not a dead thing. Remain alive, live dangerously, live a vulnerable life, so that everything can happen to you. And let everything happen to you. The more that happens to you the richer you will be.Then this technique is very easy, you will not
even need to practise it. Just think, and you will be pervading the whole space.