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Meher Baba

Meditation should not be resorted to with a heavy heart, as if one were taking castor oil. One has to be serious about meditation, but not grave or melancholy. Humour and cheerfulness not only do not interfere with the progress of meditation but actually contribute to it. Meditation should not be turned into a distasteful and tiresome thing.

The aspirant should freely allow himself the natural joy which is attendant upon successful meditation without getting addicted to it. Meditation should be something like a picnic on the higher planes. Like excursions into new and beautiful natural surroundings, meditation brings with it a sense of enthusiasm, adventure, peace and exhilaration.

All thoughts of depression, fear or worry have to be cut out completely if there is to be a really successful meditation.


DISCOURSES, 6th ed, vol 2, pp. 116-117
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