Saturday 8th Of March 2005 The purpose of meditation is to "unlearn" all the wrong concepts and come to realize who we really are. This realization may be mental at first, until we really KNOW. We are not the physical body, the ego, our thoughts or our feelings, but something else. By delving inside ourselves, into the feeling or sensation, which can be termed as "I am", we come to know ourselves. It is nothing external or new that we get. This feeling of "I am" is always with us. We simply let the mind flow outside, to sense objects, and so "lose" this feeling. It is something that has always been, always is, and will always be. Nothing new is to be gained. This Real "something" is like a bulb of light that is always lit, but is covered by many sheets. What we have to do is to strip away the sheets. These sheets are our thoughts, feelings, ideas, and mental habits. By stripping them away, we see the internal Light. Look inside yourself and try to examine and be conscious of the feeling or sensation you have of yourself. I mean just the feeling that you are alive and existing. Concentrate on what you feel is your essence. This feeling that you are, is actually always with you, no matter what you are doing, or where you are. It is an invariable and continuous factor, but it is clouded by the five senses and by thoughts. It is not something theoretical, metaphorical, or mystical. It is a fact. It is the common experience of everybody. Yet it is ignored because of the outward flow of the senses and the mind. Do not expect trumpets and a red carpet when you become conscious of this feeling, because it is always been there, only at the back of your head.