When the intellect is fortified with higher values And directs mind to higher values of life. The lower desires drop off. This is how you grow spiritually. Meditation is taught all over the world because it is easiest thing to teach.
See since you are asking I am telling you. You are asking the role of meditation right?
Now, “To train your mind you should meditate…” Some fellow said this and whole world is following it.
First of all Mark Twain said… “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
OK? you understood what that means?
Any fellow says something, first you think. Right? Number one.
Number two. Training the mind is like nuclear science. Ok? You can change… To change your body also if you are fat and unhealthy you will have to go through a proper structure. right?
Somebody has to train you, somebody has to teach you how to eat properly. Suppose you are completely illiterate right?
Now changing your thoughts, your mind is the most difficult thing. So what is the training, What is the system one follows to do that? There is no system in the world. Some fellow says meditation, some guy says breathe. Some third person says stand on your head. Everybody is doing anything.
First of all you must appreciate that this requires system and structure. Right?
What is the System and Structure to train mind?
So now I will explain what is the system and the structure.
So Meditation is what? It is concentrated concentration. Right?
Now you have come to this class, you have to understand what I am saying for this 1 hour. What do you have to do? You have to concentrate right? Now when you are looking at me and trying to concentrate.
What will happen?
Your mind will go here and there… oh.. Today my friend has invited me for lunch. It is going to become late. What am I doing. Oh yesterday this happened. Mind’s tendency is to wonder. The mind has so many desires it will run all over the place. How can it meditate. It is not possible.
So, the only thing which can control the mind is … the intellect. Buddhi.
It is the intellect which is able to keep the mind in the present.
So when mind goes in future, The intellect, which is your reason your thinking capacity says.. look my job is now to be present in current action. Come back here… Right?
So, what is the only thing which can control your mind is… developing the intellect.
And developing the intellect is like developing your muscles. You have do do it every morning.
Like Muscles you need daily exercise right? to strengthen…
When you have strong intellect you can control your mind. Got it?
Now going further… when the intellect is fortified with higher values And directs mind to higher values of life. The lower desires drop off. This is how you grow spiritually.
When the desires have been reduced to bare a minimum. Only then are you capable of meditation.
So Meditation has a role, of course but it is the PhD of the Spirituality, right now you are in kindergarten. You are just starting and you want to meditate. It is no meaning.
It is taught all over the world because it is easiest thing to teach.