We must become servants of meditation, so meditation will become our Master.”  ~ Robert Rabbin

meditation, water lily, awake

Contemporary mystic Robert Rabbin speaks with intimate authority about the fundamental nature of being, reality, essence. Techniques is a poem from Robert’s book, The Explosive Silence of Meditation, a collection of sutras reflecting deep reality: the place of Being itself. Visit Robert’s Teacher’s Page and his website for more insight into this remarkable man’s wisdom and life.

 

Techniques

There is no “how” to meditation.
It isn’t something we do.
It is what we are,
underneath the skin, meat, and seeds
of the guava body.

meditation, guava, nature

All techniques require
effort,
intention,
discipline,
will.

The incantatory means of mantra,
the practice of postures and control of breath,
sweeping the mind’s porch
and scrubbing cells clean of clutter —
these are techniques of concentration, not meditation.

Time, meditation, concentration

Concentration wears a watch and knows
when to start and when to stop.
Concentration owns a ruler to measure progress.

Meditation has neither watch nor ruler.
Meditation never begins and never ends.

meditation, buddha, feast

Meditation is a feast wholly unto itself,
with you and I centerpieces on its handcrafted table.

~ Robert Rabbin

 


Images: 1 and featured) Water Lily by pixel2013  2) Red-guava by HironmoiBorah 3) Escape earth by PIRO4D 4) Buddha by brenkee. All are CCO Public Domain.
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