As soon as I opened my eyes after meditation, she asked, “Do you think all your meditation works, with all this noise coming from all directions?” It was difficult to understand if she was asking out of frustration or curiosity. I took a long deep breath and smiled as I spoke….
” Its not so much the external noise that bothers you, its more the internal.” She gave me that ….. ‘Oh-not-that-one-again’ look. Seeing her expression, my smile grew bigger and I continued speaking….
“When someone consumes poison… whether s/he takes it knowingly, unknowingly, in small or large amounts, mixed with something or otherwise, morning or any other time of the day….. Doesn’t the poison work? Does it ask questions before showing its effects? Does it bother to see who has consumed it?…It just works and does its job.
Similarly my dear, meditation works!! No questions asked. It just does its job. The interesting part is, you have to do nothing. It does whatever it has to do.
However, we humans have a tendency to question the good and easily accept the bad. We therefore question the effects of meditation and very easily accept the effects of poison.”
“No wonder there is a permanent glow on your face,” she said with a smile even before I had finished.