Advice for Effortless Meditation. London (UK), 1 January 1980.
In the same way the vibrations, the vibrations are coming, they are radiated. What you have to do is to expose yourself to it. The best way is not to put in any effort. Don’t worry at what point you have a problem. Say, many people during meditation, I have seen if they catch somewhere they go on looking after it. You just don’t have to worry. You just let it go and it will work by itself. It’s very easy.
So you don’t have to put in any effort. This is what meditation is. Meditation means exposing yourself to God’s grace. Now the grace itself knows how to cure you. It knows how to mend you, how to settle down itself into your own being, keep your Spirit kindled. It knows everything. So you don’t have to worry as to what you have to do or what name you have to take, what mantras you have to do. In meditation you have to be absolutely effortless, expose yourself fully and you have to be absolutely thoughtless at that time.
Supposing there’s a possibility, you may not be thoughtless. At that time you have to just watch your thoughts, but don’t get involved into them. You will find gradually as the sun rises, the darkness goes away and the sun’s rays go into every crevice and every part and makes the whole place lighted. In the same way your being will be completely lighted, but if you put in an effort that time or try to stop something within you or try to give it a bandhan it will not.
Effortlessness is the only way to meditation, but you should not be lethargic about it – should be alert and watch it. The other side could be people just doze off. No! You have to be alert. If you doze off, nothing will work. That’s another side of it is. If you are lazy about it, nothing will work. You have to be alert and opened, absolutely aware, completely effortless – absolutely effortless. If you are absolutely effortless, meditation will work the best.
Don’t think of your problems at all, whatever chakras you have, anything. Just expose yourself. See when the sun shines all the nature exposes itself to the sun and receives the blessings of the sun, effortlessly. It doesn’t put in any effort it just receives itself when it receives the sun’s rays then the sun’s ray’s start acting and activating.
So, the same way, the All-Pervading Power starts working. You are not to manoeuvre it. You are not to do anything about it. Just be effortless, absolutely effortless. Don’t take any names. Do not bother if your Agnya is catching, this is catching, that is catching. It is working out. It will go on working as long as it can and it will do the miracle that it has to do. You don’t have to worry about it. It knows its job. But when you put in an effort actually you create a barrier for it. So no effort is needed, be absolutely effortless and say ‘Let it go, let it go’ – that’s all.
No mantra’s to be chanted, in case you find it’s impossible – then you can take my name, but there is no need even. When you put your hand towards me that’s the mantra, sufficient, this gesture itself is the mantra. You see there’s no need to say it more, but the thought, in the mind, the emotion should be that we have to spread our hands to that and it should work. When this emotion is absolutely complete, there is no need to say any mantra, and you go beyond it. So, one has to be absolutely effortless, absolutely effortless. That is what it is.
Meditation is for your own ascent, is for your own capital gains that you have to have. But once you get into it, you also achieve your powers. Like, you become a governor then you get the powers of the governor. At this time you don’t have to think about anybody else. You are not put your attention to anybody else but just receive it, just receive it. Do not think of any other problem, but that, that you have to be effortless, absolutely effortless.
It would work best on the people who are just receiving it. You have problems – that’s why you are here, but you cannot solve them, they are to be solved by Divine Power. This must be understood fully, that we cannot solve our problems. It is beyond us to solve our problems. So leave it in the hands of the Divine Power and expose yourself effortlessly, absolutely effortlessly.
Sit in comfort, and properly with both the feet on the ground, with both the hands relaxed like this. Be comfortable, you should not be uncomfortable at all. Be very comfortable because if you sit for quite some time and you try to put your attention to me, within yourself, if you can, to my Kundalini if you can. You can come into my Kundalini and it will be done, just like this the hands should be like this, collecting.
So effortlessness is the key word, absolutely effortlessly, whether you are meditating before me, or before my photograph.