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WHAT IS THE INTRODUCTION & THE DESCRIPTION OF THE 96 & 97 th TECHNIQUE(TWO TECHNIQUES CONCER


THE INTRODUCTION OF THE 96 & 97 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION;-

96-''Abide in some place endlessly spacious, clear of trees, hills, habitations. thence comes the end of mind pressures''.

97-''Consider the plenum to be your own body of bliss''.

Man is born alone and dies alone, but between these two points he lives in society, he lives with others.

07 FACTS;-

1-This technique is concerned with loneliness.Aloneness is our basic reality; society is just accidental. And unless man can live alone, can know his aloneness in its total depth, he cannot be acquainted with himself. All that happens in society is just outer ;it is just your relations with others. You remain unknown.

From the outside you cannot be revealed.But we live with others. Because of this, self-knowledge is completely forgotten. You know something about yourself, but indirectly . It is strange that others should tell you about yourself. Whatsoever identity you carry is given to you by others; it is not real, it is just a labelling. A name is given to you as a label because it will be difficult for society to be related to a nameless person. Not only is the name given, the very image that you think yourself to be is given by society that you are good or bad, beautiful or normal, intelligent or fool , moral or a saint, or whatsoever.

2- This lack of knowledge about oneself is the ignorance, and this ignorance cannot be destroyed by any knowledge which others can give to you. Unless you come to yourself directly, you will remain in ignorance and ignorance creates anxiety. You are not only afraid of others, you are afraid of yourself — because you don’t know who you are and what is hidden in you. What is possible, what will erupt out of you the next moment, you don’t know. There are many problems which create anxiety, but those problems are secondary. If you penetrate deeply, then every problem will ultimately reveal that the basic anxiety, the basic anguish, is that you are ignorant of yourself ,of the source from where you come, of the end to where you are moving, of the being whom you are right now.

3-Hence every religion says to move into solitude, into aloneness, so that you can for a time leave society and all that society has given to you, and face yourself directly.For example some saints

and even Pandavas lived for twelve years alone in the forest to find out who he was.. He would not speak during those days, because the moment you speak you have moved into society. Language is society. When you don’t speak you are deeply alone and you cut the basic bridge. There is no way to move to the other. For twelve long years he was throwing away all the garbage that society had given.

The same is happening with the mind ..your total mind is not accepted.You cannot open your mind to your deepest friend because he will judge.So you have to hide the mind and suppress it.

4- That hidden part creates many diseases and it takes years before the person is healed. But the psychoanalyst is simply bringing the suppressed part out. Just to bring it out becomes a healing force.

It means the suppression is the illness ,a heavy burden. You wanted to confess to someone; to tell, to express; to accept you in totality. That;s why love is the greatest healing force, because you will not be rejected. Whatsoever you are ...good, bad, saint, sinner; someone will accept you in your totalness, he will not reject any part of you. Whenever you love a person you are open to him .And just by being open, your cut, divided parts are brought together ;you become one.

5-But even love has become impossible. Even with your closed ones you cannot tell the truth ;cannot be totally authentic. Because even his or her eyes are judging and also wants an image to be followed, an ideal .Actually your reality is less important than the ideal . You fear that if you express your totality you will be rejected, not be loved. And because of this fear love becomes impossible. Psychoanalysis brings the hidden part out, he is simply sitting there listening to you. No one is ready to listen to you. No one has the time or much interest in you. So professional help has come into being ...you are paying someone to listen. And just by telling, you will be healed because it becomes a part of the conscious.

6- When you cut off something, deny something, prohibit something, suppress something, you are creating a division between the conscious and the unconscious, the accepted and the rejected. This

division has to be thrown.The saints move into aloneness so that no one would judge him and say, :You are not allowed to be like this. Leaving society means leaving the situation where suppression has

become inevitable. Whatsoever you think you are is the accidental part. For example, You speak Hindi, someone speaks Gujarati, someone speaks French — these are accidents. Language is accidental. Silence is essential; language is accidental. Your soul is essential; your self is accidental. And to find the essential is the only search.

7-Loneliness becomes the mirror. Society is the deception. That is why you are always afraid of being alone — because you will have to know yourself . Whenever you are alone, you immediately start doing something so you are not alone. You may start reading the newspaper, or you may put on the T.V., or you may go to some club to meet some friends, or you may go to visit some family — but you must do something. Because the moment you are alone your identity melts, and all that you know about yourself

becomes false and all that is real starts bubbling up.All religions say that man must move into solitariness to know himself. One need not be there forever, that is futile, but one has to be in solitude for a time, for a period. And the length of the period will depend on each individual. Mohammed was in solitude for a few months; Jesus for only a few days; Mahavir for twelve years and Buddha for six years. It depends. But unless you come to the point where you can say, “Now I have know the essential,” it is a must to be alone.

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THE DESCRIPTION OF 96 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION ;-

27 FACTS;-

1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-

''Abide in some place endlessly spacious, clear of trees, hills, habitations. thence comes the end of mind pressures.''

2-Before we enter this technique three other points about loneliness must be understood. One: to be alone is basic, foundational — that is how your being is. In the mother;s womb you are alone, totally alone, and psychologists say that the hankering for nirvana, for enlightenment, for salvation, for paradise, is really a deep imprinted memory of the experience of the mother;s womb. You have known it — the total aloneness — and the bliss of it.

You were alone, you were God. No one else was there. No one disturbed you, no one interfered. Alone, you were the master. With no conflict the peace was intrinsic. Silence was there, no language. You were deep in yourself. You are not consciously aware of the fact but it is deeply imprinted, it is there hidden in the unconscious.

Because of this, psychologists say that everyone thinks that life in childhood was beautiful. And ever country and every race thinks that somewhere in the past was the Golden Age — somewhere in the past, life was blissful. Hindus call it SATYA-YUG, age of truth. In the past, somewhere, the very, very past, before history began, everything was beautiful and blissful. There was no conflict, no strife, no violence. Only love prevailed. That was the Golden Age. Christians say that Adam and Eve lived in Eden, in the garden, in absolute innocence and blissfulness. Then came the fall. So the Golden Age is before the fall. Every country, every race, every religion, believes that the Golden Age was somewhere in the past. And the strangeness is that howsoever deeply into the past you move, this was always believed to be so, always.

In Mesopotamia a stone has been found which is six thousand years old. There is an inscription on it. If you read it you will feel that it is the editorial of today’s morning newspaper. The inscription says that this age is the age of sin. Everything has gone wrong. The son doesn’t believe in the father, the wife doesn’t believe in the husband. Darkness has set. Where are those days, the days of the past, those golden days? This is a six thousand-year-old inscription! Lao Tzu says that in the days of the past, in the days of the ancients, everything was beautiful. Then Tao prevailed, then there was nothing wrong, and because there was nothing wrong, no one preached. There was nothing wrong to be changed, transformed, and there was no priest, no preacher, no moral leaders, because everything was so right. Lao Tzu says that in those days, those ol