Christmas Meditation

Christmas is synonymous for happiness, joy, love, goodness, giving, and humanity. These are the good elements we search in our lives every day. We taste their sweetness, at least sample them on the day like Christmas. People who do not celebrate Christmas can at least see the glimpses in the lives of those who celebrate or can feel the spirit in the overall atmosphere around. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas comes at the end of the year, which is an ideal time to review the year just passed and set in motion the new plans for the new year about to start. Christmas is also a reminder of the life, teachings and the end of Christ’s life. Christ was crucified with the allegations of blasphemy. History proved that an injustice was done to an innocent loving being in the name of the prevalent law, power and the faith system of that time. Don’t we see many such things happenings before this particular historic event, afterwards and even now from time to time?

In 399 BC, Socrates, a Greek Athenian philosopher, one of the founders of Western philosophy, was sentenced to death by drinking poison. He was found guilty of corrupting the minds of the youth and of not believing in the gods of the state. The man who still has his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method and had lasting contributions in the field of, logic, epistemology and ethics!

In 1663 AD, Galileo Galilei, a physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher, called the father of Science, was condemned by the Catholic Church for "vehement suspicion of heresy" for expressing opinions not in accordance to Holy Scriptures such as Earth is the center of Universe. He was sentenced for imprisonment which was commuted to house arrest and sadly remained so rest of his life. Galileo made significant discoveries in kinematics of motion and astronomy, strength of materials and improvement of the telescope.

Are we proud of our history? What does our history teach? What can be learned from these kind of events from the beginning of the time to now? It is so easy to blame, judge, and punish anyone who might be different than the majority. Someone who might not be following the accepted popular beliefs.  Someone who is not be surrendered to the power of system. How easy it is to frame anyone? To bring forward allegations and accusations. To hurt. To harm. To judge. To condemn. To punish. To justify. To defame. To criticize. To forget. To move on.

Sometimes truth prevails. Sometimes truth comes out. At least we now know that something called truth exists, and which can be different that your version. Truth was also there despite of everyone believing otherwise. The reasons the wrong version of truth existed were ignorance, limited incomplete partial knowledge, or sometimes wrong selfish self-interests. The ignorance is darkness and the truth is illuminating. Meditation is about discovering truth. The truth of Self, the truth of Mind, the truth of life, and the truth of Nature. If truth is the destination, the result, the enlightenment of Meditation, the practice of Meditation is about tolerance. Tolerance of Mind, the thoughts, the silliness, the insanity, the mistakes, the wrong-doings, the defects, the flaws, the ignorance, the different ways and opinions of life. Intolerance is sin. Tolerance is essential.

So Christmas Meditation is about two things: Truth and Tolerance. With every breath-in we have the intention of inhaling Truth, welcoming more truth inside with every breath-in. Truth also means illumination, light, and enlightenment. With every breath out, we intend to release, shower, practice, and inculcate more Tolerance. Either we can use these two words as mantras to chant or those who are religious can also chant the mantra of Jesus Christ, who embodies and personifies love and tolerance. And when we are able to internalize these two, Truth and Tolerance, through Christmas Meditation, the third welcomed thing evolves, the Trance.

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