The American word ‘gumption’ goes a long way in summing it all up. In other words, Meditation takes ‘gumption’. It is definitely much easier to just kick back and watch your favourite television show. Or, just get into the usual pattern of idle gossiping of what is going around in the neighbourhood or some other idle chat.
So, the question arises why bother about meditation after all ? Why waste all the time and energy when we could be enjoying ourselves or use that time to make more money for our future? Why bother? But its very simple. Because we are human beings. And due to this simple fact that we are human beings, we are heir to an inherent unsatisfactoriness in our lives, and it does not simply just go away like that.
For a while it is possible to suppress it from our conscious mind. We can distract ourselves for many hours and hours at a stretch, but it always comes back. No matter what the object of distraction is, it simply finds itself incapable to grabbing our attention and interest for a long time. We eventually get bored and shift to some other distraction.
But all of a sudden, seemingly out of the blue, we all do sit up, once in a while and take stock of the actual situation of our life. We ask ourselves this question – When is the day of true Bliss going to come in my life? When desires and dissatisfaction will bother me no more? When will I be happy and Blissful always? When will that day of Nirvana come?
The day of Nirvana is nearer and closer than you think. Meditation is the key to Nirvana. It’s the remedy to all our problems. It is the master key to unlock all doors to heaven. It is the antidote for all the ills that bother us day in and day out. And we have been avoiding the medicine called Meditation.
The more we give room to Meditation in our daily routine, the more Bliss enters our life. So, it is really worthwhile to bother about meditation, no matter how time consuming and energy consuming it seems in the beginning. But every second and minute devoted to meditation is worth its weight in gold in the long run and pays dividend manifold times.
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