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Length: N. It is for reference use only. Human life can be divided into four circles. The first circle is of action, the world of doing. It is the outermost. Moving within a little we come to the world of thought.

Move a little further in we come to the world of feeling, devotion, love. Moving still further within we reach the center - the world of the witness. The witness is our nature, because there is no way to go beyond it. No one ever has, and no one ever can. To become the witness of the witness is impossible. The witness is simply the witness. You cannot go deeper than it. It is our foundation.

Our house is built on the foundation of witnessing - built of feeling, of thought, of action. These are the three methods of meditation. Through these three one can make efforts to reach the witness.

The Yoga of action means action plus meditation. Karma Yoga is the effort to go directly from doing to witnessing. Meditation is the process and witnessing is the goal. You have asked, "What is the relationship between meditation and witnessing? Witnessing is the culmination of meditation. And meditation is the beginning of witnessing.

A Karma Yogi is one who adds meditation to doing, who links meditation to the world of action - action plus meditation. Then Gyan Yogi is one who adds meditation to thought.

He links meditation to the world of thought. He begins to think meditatively. A new practice is added: whatever one does is done with awareness. When the state of thought plus meditation is established the journey towards witnessing begins. Meditation is a change of direction. Whatever meditation is joined to becomes a vehicle for moving towards witnessing. And the third path is Bhakti Yoga - adding meditation to emotion, a deep joining of meditation and emotion, the whirlpool of meditation and feeling!

While feeling become meditative. Through these three paths one can approach the witness. But the method that brings you is meditation, the fundamental thing is meditation. So the doctor says take it with water. They are only to help swallow the medicine, to get it down the throat. Meditation is medicine.

There are three types of people in the world. Some people cannot live without doing. Their whole life flow is in working. If they try to sit quietly, they cannot; they have to do something or other. There is energy, flowing energy. There is no harm in this. The master says try swallowing the medicine of meditation with activity. Until they fall down exhausted and sleep it is not natural for them to stop working. Activity is their nature. The master says, "Good. Do it riding on action.

Make this your horse. Mix your medicine with this and swallow it. The real question is the medicine. Start working meditatively. Stay awake while doing. They are thinkers-they have no juice for doing.

They have no interest in the outer, but great waves arise within, a great tempest. And they cannot be inside for a single moment without thoughts. They say, "If we sit silently more thoughts come.

When we sit silently more thoughts than usual come. Just mention worship, prayer, meditation, and a great deluge of thoughts - -armies - come in wave after wave and drown us. What should we do? Calmly watching your thoughts, you will gradually attain witnessing. Add meditation to your thoughts. We have an excess of feeling. Tears flow, the heart is overwhelmed, drowning - in love, in affection, in trust, in devotion.

Let tears flow - flow filled with meditation. Let the thrill be there, but filled with meditation. The essence is meditation. The medicine is one. You can see this in Ashtavakra. Ashtavakra says take a direct leap. Swallow the medicine straight. He says what use are these practices? He says to drop straight into witnessing. These crutches are no use - this medicine can be swallowed directly. Drop these crutches, drop these vehicles - you can run directly. You can be the witness directly.

As far as Ashtavakra is concerned the witness and meditation are not different. But as far as other methods are concerned, the witness and meditation are different.

Meditation is the process and witnessing is the destination. For Ashtavakra the path and destination are one. So he can say to be blissful right now. One whose path and goal are different cannot say "right now. The journey is long; climb, then you will reach the mountain. Where are you going? How to go anywhere? Neither gyan, nor bhakti, nor karma - none of these have reached to his height.

It is pure witnessing. There is no need for help - you are already there. But it happens that people are incapable of understanding it. A Sufi story A man went in search of truth. The first religious man he met was sitting under a tree, just outside his own village. He asked, "I am searching for a true master. Please tell me the characteristics of a true master. His description was very simple. It is said that thirty years passed while he wandered the whole earth. He visited many places, but never met the master.

He met many masters, but none were true masters.

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