The Origin of Meditation (History of meditation)
Meditation, born from humanity's profound curiosity, delves into the mysteries of existence. Emerging from introspection and the quest for inner truth, meditation unveils a conscious energy field, revealing the omnipresence of supreme consciousness in the universe. It offers a transformative journey, allowing individuals to connect with the profound essence of their being.
To truly grasp the essence of meditation and to cultivate the ability to meditate effectively, it is imperative that we explore the origins of this practice. Let us acquaint ourselves with the fundamental concept behind the inception of meditation.
Throughout human history, existential questions have intrigued individuals across different epochs: Who created the universe? How did life emerge on Earth? What is the purpose of our existence? Why are we born and why do we die? Is there a predetermined plan governing all existence, or does everything occur spontaneously? The query of who crafted the universe has consistently piqued human curiosity.
When faced with a problem without an apparent solution, a logical step is to comprehend the problem comprehensively. Often, a sincere effort to understand the problem itself can pave the way for its resolution. Thus, humanity embarked on a quest for answers. To unravel the mystery of the universe's creation, people sought clues within the creation itself.
In this pursuit, two distinct approaches emerged. Firstly, there were those who delved into the external world, discovering nature's laws, studying various phenomena, inventing remarkable gadgets, machinery, and electronic devices. Their explorations led to the evolution of science, unveiling the mysteries of nature's physical and biological laws. The technological advancements we witness today are a testament to their relentless efforts. This ongoing research to uncover the secrets of nature continues unabated.
In contrast, another group believed that if a creator fashioned the world, they must also be a part of this creation. Instead of delving deeper into the external world, these seekers turned their attention inward. They explored themselves, inventing various methods to delve into their inner selves. This inward exploration gave birth to meditation and eventually to religious practices. (It is noteworthy that in contemporary times, religion has overshadowed meditation, the very practice that birthed religions, reducing it to a smaller role within religious contexts.)
Ancient beliefs posited that everything in the world comprised five elements: earth, water, air, fire, and space. Scientific progress revealed that the universe was composed of 108 elements. However, upon deeper investigation, it became apparent that all elements were fundamentally the same, constructed of atoms. Even atoms were not the ultimate building blocks; it was electrons. Yet, electrons posed a challenge.
Electrons, deemed the smallest particle, exhibited properties both of a particle and a wave. They were simultaneously stable and unstable, moving and stationary. This dual nature led to the term "Quantum" - denoting a particle with dual wave-particle properties.
Continued research into electrons revealed that at a subtle level, they were infinitesimal energy particles. Energy transformed into electrons and, subsequently, matter. Albert Einstein's renowned equation, E = MC^2, underscored the interchangeability of matter and energy.
Returning to the seekers who explored the inner realm, they delved into their own bodies. Their focus turned inward as they developed techniques to penetrate deeper into their existential identities. These efforts gave birth to meditation. Various meditation techniques and yogic exercises emerged from the endeavors of countless curious individuals who dared to explore within.
In states of deep meditation, these individuals realized the existence of a conscious energy field pervading the entire cosmos. In profound meditative states, one discerned the omnipresent essence—the self. In truth, what pervades everywhere is not merely energy but pure supreme consciousness enveloping the universe. Eventually, science, through its exploration of energy at profound levels, will likely acknowledge that everything in creation is pure consciousness. This supreme consciousness exists ubiquitously, substantiating the notion that when people speak of God being everywhere—inside and outside—they are alluding to the self. In deep meditative states, anyone can experience this supreme consciousness.
Now, the question remains: Can you engage in meditation?
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