Recognize the natural silence of your own Self. Silence is not a behavior. Silence is not a practice. It is the natural perfume of being. Trying to be still is not stillness. Find that stillness inside, which simply Is. There is no one to practice it. It can only be recognized. It is here. It is not hiding. It is not hurried. Simply stop identifying with the past, future, present or with any self image. Be open to being nothing. No thing. So that internally you are simply like a space. But this is not an inert space, but a space full of aliveness. Still don’t define yourself as aliveness. Don’t define yourself at all. Simply remain in natural self-attention.
Keep very quiet and watch what comes to the surface of the mind. Reject the known, welcome the so far unknown and reject it in its turn. Thus you come to a state in which there is no knowledge, only being, in which being itself is knowledge. To know by being is direct knowledge.
Do not make meditation a complicated affair; it is really very simple and because it is simple it is very subtle…Meditation, really, is a penetration into the unknown, and so the known, the memory, the experience, the knowledge which it has acquired during the day, or during a thousand days, must end. For it is only a free mind that can penetrate into the very heart of the immeasurable.
We have lost sight of the original harmony: If you could hear the sound that is produced by the sunflower as it keeps on turning its head toward the sun, the friction between the flower and air, and if you could hear the sound produced by the galaxies, you would hear the symphony of the spheres; and you would realize that this symphony is based upon a basic harmony, the harmony of the spheres.
How can time help you? Time is a succession of moments, each moment appears out of nothing and disappears into nothing, never to reappear. How can you build on something so fleeting? Look to yourself for the permanent. Dive deep within and find what is real in you. Whatever happens, it happens to you. Find the Subject of all that you are as a person. Even if I tell you that you are the witness, the silent watcher, it will mean nothing to you, unless you find the way to your own being. Give up all your questions, except one. Who am I? After all the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’ is certain. The ‘I am this’ is not. Struggle to find out what you are in reality.