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|Tues, Aug 31, 1999 at 23:47:39 (EDT) |
I've been thinking about this and I think that, for me at least, Knowledge is disqualified as a form of meditation. I was led to have the most unrealistic expectations of Knowledge. I was taught from the start that it was a direct channel to God that was openned by Maharaji's grace. We're talking more than meditation here. We're talking hocus pocus. Magic. Yes, I believed that Knowledge had some powerful mojo that other forms of meditation didn't. That's why I chose it over others.
To practice Knowledge in a realistic vein, I think, has become impossible. Whenever I sat down to meditate it was 'God or bust'. I would settle for nothing less. To be honest, if Maharaji didn't lead me to believe that he was God's holy messenger, I wouldn't have any interest in meditation at all.
But my main point is that expectations of what Knowledge can do, and what makes it work, are too unrealistic for it to be regarded as merely a form of meditation. There's a belief element involved that the giver of this 'gift', Maharaji, has some special powers that enables the desired 'experience'. Most, if not all, premies are certain that if they had not 'officially' received Knowledge, then the experience of it would not be available.
So, Knowlege is not a form of meditation. Not in a true sense. It never will be as long as Maharaji can help it. It will always be something else, something that requires a belief in magic, and that Maharaji is the magician that makes the magic happen. That's not meditation. True meditation does not require magicians and a belief in their magic. Just calm focus is required, nothing more.