This Treatise had its beginning on March 17, 1972. That is 46 years ago, and that is the date I received “Initiation” from a Mystic… which is crucial to this treatise, but that event, without reader-preparation, would simply be confusing.
Over the last quarter century, I have written a great many books. What makes this strange is that in the eleventh grade, the only punctuation I used was a dash, like this ( – ). Should I write, I wrote a single run-on sentence punctuated here and there by a dash – between thoughts. I attribute this to the fact that in the fifth grade, I could neither read, nor write. I am thankful to Mrs Cox, in the fifth grade, and Miss Ziebold in the eleventh grade. This is just my background.
What I discovered over the years is that Knowledge has nothing to do with information, the brain, or education. Knowledge is entirely experiential, and it only takes place as a most complex process entirely “Within” the MIND and Spiritual dimensions of each human being We return to this concept shortly.
We think of life as sequential. That is, events taking place as a series of straight lines [one after another]. Whereas, in Reality, Life is always now [like a stage] with past and future events waiting off-stage to make a sudden appearance, and we integrate these into now [“ignoring” the incongruity of the event]. In this sense, Shakespeare was correct. What causes us to ignore the lack of congruence is the MIND, for whom time is irrelevant. It is carrying out its job of integrating the Law of Karma with what we believe is a linear life unfolding before us… as we view these seemingly “accidental” events as unrelated to us.
To comprehend the subject of “Meditation,” we must understand what this term means? And, it is difficult to understand the term “Meditation” because the key to the term Meditation is the term “Esoteric”. Esoteric means ‘invisible’ to the brain and physical senses. Or put another way, the key-principles of Meditation involve the “Attention” faculty of Intuition, and that of “Concentration,” both of which are operations of the Soul… and people mistakenly “think” they know what the Soul is? How many of you have seen a Soul? And to think one knows what the Soul is, when one has no idea what the Soul is… is a common form of Delusional Thinking, which is virtually ignored in Western education.
Mankind therefore engages in a subtle form of Delusional Thinking, which is the MIND feeding Delusional Thinking to the Left-Hemisphere of the brain, and we do not realize this is taking place continually. The fact the MIND can feed Delusional Thinking [or D-Think] to oneself, and one is unaware that what one is thinking is what one’s MIND wants one to think… is a bitter pill to swallow for the Ego of Man. So, we ignore it, and we deny it can even happen. And the MIND counts on [and helps] us deny this phenomenon.
So, now we have briefly set the stage, so to speak, let us discuss the practice of Meditation? We begin with discussing the “purpose” of Meditation? Meditation is a crucial part of the teaching of every Saint or Mystic that has been sent into the Earth plane by God… And the reason Meditation is so important is that Meditation is the ONLY way for the Soul to begin to stop the leeching of the Spirituality of the Soul by the MIND that is attached to the Soul.
How does the MIND “create” Karma? It takes a bit of the Spiritual Energy of the Soul and “creates” an event for the Soul to vicariously experience… Vicarious in the since that it is the Soul’s own Energy that creates and sustains that event. And then the MIND stores that event in its memory as Karma. And, over many lifetimes, that storehouse of memory is filled with what we call “Attachments”. The attachment we speak of is the Spiritual Energy of the Soul that is dissociated and held in all that Karma.
This is the reason the Mystic speaks of the Soul being a “slave” to the Karma held within the MIND. Although it is the experiencing of this Karma that will eventually give we Souls experiential understanding… it must be converted from Karmic experience into Knowledge, and Truth. And that takes place Within us at levels of which we are unaware.
Meditation involves Attention, Concentration, and Acceptance… although the Acceptance part is rarely discussed. Acceptance means forgiving oneself for having spent ones own Spiritual Energy on pleasures of the Illusion. Both the positive and the negative experiences we have participated in have been at the expense of our own Spirituality. In other words, we used our own Spiritual Energy to fulfill our “desires” for these experiences of the Creation. And when a Soul awakens to this FACT, it most generally creates a great deal of grief, sorrow, and humiliation. And we are ashamed, but that is Ego. This subtly begins the awakening process of “seeing” the difference between the Reality of God, and the Illusion, which we believed to be real and important.
Grief is the magic eraser of Karma, and the more a person can grieve, the quicker that person converts Karma into Knowledge. Humility only comes from humiliation. So, rather than try and hide from humiliation, embrace it deep within yourself. See it as a friend, and as a way to clean out the storerooms of Karma from “Within” oneself.
The MIND does not appreciate, nor does it initially support nor encourage this transformation by the Soul. In fact, the MIND does everything in its power to dissuade the Soul from engaging in Meditation. It attempts to feed D-Think to one during Meditation. It will also bring up all kinds of memories from deep within itself, and it displays these on a screen during one’s Meditation. This is the reason the Mystic tells us to do both Simran [or repeating of the holy names], and dhyan [which is focusing on the Mystic that Initiated one’s Soul]. And one must keep ones full Attention fixed in the eye-center, resisting the temptation to look either left or right, up or down.
And this is Meditation. An attempt by a Soul to focus all its Energy at the eye center, at the forehead, and to exclude everything else. And this is a very long and difficult process, and it takes a great deal of dedication, desire, intention, and surrender of one’s Ego. And the MIND will be relentless in its offering of distractions in various forms: One’s work, children, politics, pains, aches, and any resentments the MIND can stir up during the day… are stored and presented during Meditation. A favorite of my own MIND is providing me flashes of pictures of the movie I saw the day or evening before. I personally sit for meditation between 2 and 3 a.m. And I have done that every day for the last 46 years. And, this morning was not unlike any other morning… except that now, I am much more aware of how relentless my MIND is in its attempt to interject itself into my Meditation. The statement of Christ, “If thine eye be single, they whole body shall be full of light,” is a reminder that what Mediation needs to be is one-pointed Attention of all one’s Concentration. This intensity is quite tiring.
Most Mystics, or Masters, remind us of just how difficult Meditation is, and they know this because every Soul must go through the same process. There is only one Path back Home to God, the Father of we Souls. I hope my sharing this bit about Meditation has been helpful.
Peace, Brother James, May, 2018