Meditation is smiling at you!
The wonderful Mystic Nisargadatta said:
One can take a photograph of a
but it will not emit light.
I dare to
Just look at these pictures:
It is indeed possible to get Divine Inspiration...
Just by looking at these faces something can
happen with one's own face.
It can become an expression of ... alive!
Serenity - joy - love ... all are words we can use trying to catch the Bird of Soul.
Just feel free to stare at these
They give away the answer to the riddle -
and then maybe one day you can pass on the
joke to others..
A time will come when we all will smile like these
This time is now.
Apart from Ramana, Sunyata and
I had the good fortune to meet all these Inspirators.
One teacher or a spirtual shopper?
Often you hear that you can only have one Teacher.
That is true concerning your own inner Master residing in your Body
But a student of Spirit Life can with benefit study under several
Then (s)he has a good possibility to raise beyond the
parrot state and express
original Inner Master.
Every mans heart is thus a new temple in a new religion.
What you will meet here is actually not these Great Beings.
Actually I cannot even tell anything about
they are in a spiritual sense...
You will primarily encounter my experience of them. It cannot be
Each one of them reflects different aspects of truth in me...
I therefore have taken the liberty to comment these meetings with my
It is everybody's birthright to meet a Divine Inspirator or a
It will happen when time
has been ripened by
Is it possible to have a Guru or a spiritual
In a modern society
where everybody is equal and
where everybody is his or her own Master?
In contemporary democratic societies the social interaction between humans
tends to follow horizontal lines. This is a major Human achievement!
Before that, communication along vertical lines have bonded
in pyramids of power and suppression.
However - if we become one dimensional in our equal outlook -
are we then able to recognize, admire and imbibe great Human Spirit?
Or are we
noisy, arrogant, small, mass produced, post modern egos? - our cup always filled with our own agenda...
Well - at least I can speak for myself...
One of the things that
was most difficult for my western ego,
was to accept a vertical Spiritual Influx.
Grace is a multi dimensional joker in a cosmic card game.
To allow this play to take place in you - you have to accept
that you can only win by being a looser.
Lose yourself in front of That which is greater than you.
Well...so many Great Beings from Jesus to Muhammad have expressed that so
And so many less great souls from Hitler to new age cult leaders have
So ... I am very grateful to my little over-proud and skeptical ego!
It has saved me many times in the last 30 years...
I watched others surrender to folly
and face the painful consequences.
So we have to be very skeptical and vigilant, while we long, search and look for:
Meditation is living life as poetry.
But this poetry quickly dries up like the skin on
Once I was told by Shabdanand Ji:
Data Dayal said to Faqir
Chand that his own teachings were out of date.
They were no longer able to transmit the Truth as far as time had changed. And because of
this he ordered Faqir to change the teachings according to Modern Times and according to
his own experience.
How wonderful a statement! Unspoken truth is timeless. But as soon as you use words your
statements are bound to age with time. And
Data Dayal´s greatness was that he was able
to, with his teachings, to point out the time-bound weakness of teachings.
Already Buddha pointed at the moon and warned about the tendency to cling to
Where the moon was in the past and what hands there were
to point it out, can only be a discussion for academicians and people clinging to the
graveyard of the past.
The Moon is ever the same, and it does not bother.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is for the one who knows that there is nothing to understand.
And this page is dedicated to the ones who wants to understand why there is nothing to understand. I think Socrates was the first in the west to walk this path of knowing-no-knowing.
In great ancient India this not-knowing was called neti, neti: not this and not this. You are not your name,your wealth, your body ....
This vedantic approach is attractive for the intellect and hence it has become very popular in the west. But the danger is that the western brain, already suffering too much from "intellectualitis", can risk a fatal blow from a disease we can diagnose as "spiritual intellectualitis".
On the other hand one can also become addicted
to feelings and through feelings make the ego's endless lust for telling stories about itself an even greater drama.
Ramana Maharshi has formulated a very good spiritual antidote for these addictions: the self
enquiring question Who am I - (Nan Yar?)
Asked with sincerity it will send you back into the Source You are - and this is a Mystery ... basically not to understand but to live.
is a Wild Flower.
A precious Edelweis is growing by itself
inner timeless Himalayan Garden.
Religions & meditation-techniques have evolved around it. They try to cultivate and nourish this Flower. But often they end up suffocating it.
Because a wild flower is
a wild flower is a wild flower.
Ordinary people in Meditation - YouTube
Ordinary spiritual spiritual inspirators from North India -
a doctor and a simple farmer. They have integrated the practize
of meditation in their daily life. I was staying in the same room with
them for a week. I was struck by their hapiness and youthfull presence.
Kind regards from Gunnar Muhlmann