A collection of 30 immortal letters - 12

A collection of 30 immortal letters - 12

12. Meditation Is Encountering

Yourself In Total Nakedness Beloved Bhakti, Love. Everything has happened, as it should happen. And I was surprised not because you ran away from here, but because I never thought that you could be so predictable! It is not from here that you have escaped; it is only a vain effort to escape from yourself. Which is impossible. How can one escape from oneself? But, in meditation a moment comes necessarily when the mind tries the impossible - for the mind this is the last defensive act. Meditation is ultimately suicidal to the mind. And, of course, the mind must be given a chance! And, you have given it! Meditation is encountering yourself - directly and in your total nakedness. This creates fear and the futile effort to escape. The effort is futile because whatsoever is known once - it is known for ever and you cannot be the old ignorant again. There is no way to go back. And there is no bridge. This escape too will make you more mature; and you willcome back strengthened through it and because of it. NOW - RELAX there under the sky and besides the sea - and I will be there. Whenever you are relaxed you will feel my presence. And, when you feel like coming - come back. And soon you will feel. I will be waiting here for you as ever. COME and recontinue the arduous journey towards your self. Convey my love and blessings to Anand Prema. (To, Ma Yoga Bhakti, C/o. Mrs. Wellington, 1015, Old Post Road,Mamarneck, New York, 10543, U.S.A.) 25- 2-1971