Last December, I attended a 10 days residential course in Dholka village. The course is widely known as Vipassana Meditaion Technique.
Now you must be wondering, why Mediation? and what does vipassana for?
I am sure that all of you must have felt angry, happy, sad and even frustrated at sometimes. Have you ever noticed, that how your body reacts to such emotions? God has given 5 senses, which are smart enough to release some kind of sensations when we face such emotions. We feel pain, itching, gudgud, nervousness and many more.
These sensations are not permanent, and they passes away after a while. But they arise again for some different reasons. So this process is going on and on until we die.
The problem here is, if some good happens we want it more and try to hold it. we crave for it. In contrary if some bad happens, we dont want it and the aversion starts. Poeple say don’t be agnry. So sometimes we hold or suppress our emotions for long, and the day come when we break all the limits.
Another problem is all these things accumulate into our subconcious without our knowledge, and so we have piles of conditionings. You know we carry them even to our next rebirths. So our sim card does not switch off easily and the cycle of birth goes on and on. Like Kabir has explained in its Doha
Maya mari na Man mara, Mar mar gaye shareer,
Asha – Trishna na mari, kahe gaye sant kabeer
so we carry our asha-trishna to next rebirths. Vipassana means to see the things as they really are, and without reacting at them, without categorizing them. So neither they are good nor bad, neither right nor wrong. So in mediation we just watch our pure breath coming in and passing out. This is called Anapana technique.
Then we watch our sensations passing over certain body parts and gradually we observe them throughout whole body from top to bottom and bottom up and just getting aware of what is going on.
So here we just observe and do not more experience the sensations to react at them. It helps to get rid of even old conditionings. These techniques had been used by old rishimunis to get moksha and escape the cycle of rebirth. Means this is what real mediation is for.