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    On Mar 24, 2017 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

    We have a desiring, longing and chasing mind. There is nothing enough. There is no full satisfaction. We keep on moving in this cycle until we see the futility of longing more and more, newer and bigger.Time arrives, as Dante says, " Toward the midpoint of life's way", when we wake up and look within silently and openly. In such quiet moments, we hear the noisy mind, see the cluttered and cloudy mind, and get a glimpse of the reality beyond time, space and causality. We wake up and see the changing world without the longing for grasping it.It is relating to the world in freedom and in such state of consciousness lies the joy of living.

    In meditation, the mind settles down and realizes the transcendental reality. This state of consciousness helps me to relate to what is here and now in its fullness.In such moments nothing seems to be missing.As the ancient Ishavasya Upanishad states:"This is complete. That is complete. Nothing needs to be added. Nothing needs to be subtracted."

    I have fallen down in my life. I have left my inner home. I relate to these experiences as opportunities for me to wake up. Meditation has helped me to come back home and relate to the changing world with this awakened consciousness.

    May we fined the source of joy and fulfillment within us with an awakened mind!


    Jagdish P Dave

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