Does meditation help in liberation? || Acharya Prashant (2019)

When the enemy is knocking on the door, meditation lies in fighting, not in receding to a corner of the room closing your eyes and chanting some profound mantra.

Remember that meditation is for Liberation, meditation is not an end in itself.

Meditation that does not address and challenge the real bondages in your life, is not meditation at all.

Real Meditation is the courage to let life change.

If you keep meditating without allowing life to change, then this meditation is merely self-deception.

The real meaning of Vipasana || Acharya Prashant, on Mahatma Buddha (2017)

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.

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

The pitfalls in the practice of mindfulness || Acharya Prashant (2019)

So if there is something that really benefits you with insight, then be mindful of it.

Then allow it entry into your consciousness.

Otherwise, just being conscious of every little, trivial thing and object that is in you, around you, will leave you nowhere.

There you actually have to be dismissive, regardless, oblivious.

Contemptuously oblivious!

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