Anekanta: The Third Eye: [09.04] Transformation - The Cause Of Transformation: Meditation

Published: 15.08.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

The purpose of meditation is to bring about transformation. The one who comes to meditate does so to change. If the idea of change was not there meditation would not seem so attractive. Man wants to change.

Only yesterday a gentleman said, "I get very angry. I want to change. My friend told me that if I practiced meditation then I would automatically get less angry."

That is why even without invitation hundreds of people join a meditation camp. Man desires change; he does not want to remain the same always. Nobody wants to remain a child. He wants to grow into a young adult. No youngster remains young. They too become old. Just like youth has its excitement, old age too has its excitement. One who has not experienced old age and does not know the joy of being old will not know the real pleasure of being old. All the problems associated with youth, which create chaos, which harass and which arise due to the immaturity of the mind finish off when they enter the arena of old age. Does he then get to know w hat happiness is? What joy is! There is no joy in childhood, in youth or in old age. And yet, if we can just get the key to happiness, there is plenty of joy in childhood, in youth and in old age. The one who has not reached old age would not know the joys that await him there. Every person can experience the joys of all ages. He can pass through every state.

  • Anekanta: The Third Eye by Acharya Mahaprajna, © 2002
  • Translated by Sudhamahi Regunathan
  • Published by Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan, India

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