(From “The Only Revolution“)
“What is important in meditation is the quality of the mind and the
heart. It is not what you achieve, or what you say you attain, but
rather the quality of a mind that is innocent and vulnerable.
Through negation there is the positive state. Merely to gather, or to
live in, experience, denies the purity of meditation. Meditation is
not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end. The mind
can never be made innocent through experience. It is the negation
of experience that brings about that positive state of innocency
which cannot be cultivated by thought. Thought is never innocent.
Meditation is the ending of thought, not by the meditator, for the
meditator is the meditation. If there is no meditation, then you are
like a blind man in a world of great beauty, light and colour.” Jiddu Krishnamurti