Does meditation help?

Acharya Prashant
2 min readSep 12, 2019

What you call as ‘meditation’ does not help. What you call as ‘God’ does not help. What you call as ‘religion’ does not help.

Meditation helps, God helps, Religion helps.

But, God is not what you think God to be. And mediation is not what you think make of meditation. And Religion is not what you ideated it as.

Whenever you say ‘meditation’, you are so badly conditioned now, you start thinking of a man sitting on some pose with eyes closed, ‘trying’ to be silent.

Meditation is about opening your eyes, not closing your eyes.

Do you get it?

When ever you see a man meditating with his eyes closed, rest assured that he is fooling himself. If you cannot meditate with your eyes open, how will you live in this world? With eyes closed? Whenever a life situation will confront you, what will you do? You will close your eyes?

Meditate with your eyes open, meditate when you are driving, meditate when you are eating, meditate when you are talking — that is ‘real meditation’.

Kali has her eyes wide open. Have you seen the eyes of Kali? Wide open. Surely she does not know meditation, according to you. Can you imagine Kali, sitting peacefully with her eyes closed, while Mahishasur (the demon) is prowling around?

Kali would never waste herself with her eyes closed, learning some trick at your Yoga ashram. Kali’s meditation lies in the trouncing of Mahishasur. When she is killing Mahishasur, she is meditating. That is ‘meditation’.

The right action, the right center of operation- that is ‘meditation’.

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