Growth of Cosmic Consciousness depends upon…

Growth of Cosmic Consciousness depends upon regularity of practice

MAHARISHI: “Growth of Cosmic Consciousness depends upon regularity of practice… regularity of practice. And any man can be regular in practice. There is absolutely no any such binding that will keep a man away from meditation. It’s just lack of intention, that’s all! It’s a matter of giving priority to something or to meditate – a choice. No man works all 24 hours. And that much work is not necessary!

Not able to meditate is the greatest loss… greatest loss to life. If you clean the floor every day and devote half an hour in cleaning the floor… and due to that you just can’t meditate then stop cleaning the floor. [laughter] Meditate! That is more important. When you begin to meditate you just can’t remain in a dirty place. It’ll become clean without spending too much time on that. [laughter] But meditation…

Quite a lot of time is wasted all day long. And it’s not necessary to waste that much. People keep on talking on telephone for long time… Then, such people say to everyone, ‘Oh, I’m so busy and I just can’t do this thing, I have so much to do, and I just can’t do this.’ And the whole day long they are telling the story of how much they have to do. [laughter] It’s just incredible! [laughing] Instead of that, meditate nicely in the morning [and the evening] and the mind will be bright and that lethargy will be out.”

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