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Translated teachings of Master Patana

Unlocking Your Authentic Self Through Meditation.

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Imagine holding a compass in your hand, not one that points to the magnetic north, but to your true self. This is the essence of meditation—a guiding force that leads you not just to self-discovery but to self-revelation. You don’t have to create or manufacture this true self; it’s not a product of societal expectations or norms. Rather, it’s like a gem that has always been buried deep within you, waiting for the right moment to be discovered. You were born with this precious gem; your journey is not to create it but to uncover it.

Now, why does society tremble at the thought of individuals discovering their true selves? The answer is simple yet profound: a person who has tapped into their innermost essence becomes an indomitable force, a challenge to the status quo. Picture a tree that has found its ideal location in a lush forest, where the soil is fertile and the environmental conditions are just right. This tree doesn’t just grow; it thrives, becoming so strong and deeply rooted that not even the fiercest winds can shake it. Similarly, an individual who has discovered their true self becomes unshakeable, a formidable challenge to established institutions, be they religious, political, or cultural. Such a person cannot be manipulated or controlled; they are guided by an inner wisdom that is as deep as it is clear.

In a world that often values conformity, society encourages you to adopt a ‘personality,’ a term that intriguingly originates from the word ‘persona,’ meaning a mask. It’s as if society hands you a script and expects you to play a role. The tragic reality is that you’re not in the driver’s seat at all; you’re merely a passenger, being led by external influences rather than your own inner compass.

This brings us to one of the most poignant tragedies of our time: the majority of people are misplaced in their own lives. It’s as if they are actors cast in the wrong roles. A musician languishing in an engineering job, an athlete confined to a cubicle—the discord is not just evident but deeply unsettling. This misalignment occurs because people have turned a deaf ear to their inner compass, allowing society to dictate their paths. Meditation serves as a tuning fork, allowing you to recalibrate and sharpen your intuitive senses. It’s akin to a metal detector that signals more urgently as you approach a hidden treasure, guiding you toward your true calling.

In its most distilled form, meditation is not a generic, one-size-fits-all remedy; it’s a deeply personal and transformative journey. Think of it as a locksmith handing you a unique key, intricately designed to unlock a specific lock that guards the treasure of your true self. Embarking on this quest is not merely fulfilling; it’s akin to setting sail on an uncharted sea, where every wave you navigate brings you closer to the treasure island of your authentic self. It’s an adventure that promises not just thrills and excitement, but a sense of completion and profound inner peace.

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