Why ‘positive thinking’ and ‘changing the reality that ‘I’ don’t like and don’t want’ is not the objective or ultimate goal of yoga and meditation?
The truth is still the same truth, regardless the mind knows the truth, or not, likes and agrees with the truth, or not.
The truth is still the same truth, regardless the reality that the mind perceives through the senses is pleasant or unpleasant, agreeable or disagreeable, likeable or dislikeable to the mind.
The truth is still the same truth, regardless the mind is positive or negative, kind or unkind, happy or unhappy, peaceful or peaceless, extrovert or introvert, intelligent or not intelligent, knowledgeable or not knowledgeable, tamed or untamed, gentle or violent, pure or impure, wise or ignorant, selfless or egoistic, free or not free, and so on.
The truth is still the same truth, regardless the mind believes in God, or not, has a religion belief, or not, believes in spirituality, or not, and practicing yoga and meditation, or not.
The truth is still the same truth, regardless the mind thinks its life existence is long or short, easy or difficult, good or not good, meaningful or meaningless.
The truth is still the same truth, regardless the mind thinks the body is in good health, or not, strong and flexible, or not, feeling comfortable, or not, good looking, or not.
The truth is still the same truth, regardless the mind thinks the world is good or not good, full of goodness or evilness, progressing or declining, peaceful or peaceless, meaningful or meaningless.
The truth is still the same truth, regardless the mind has none, or little, or many achievements or accumulations through this life existence.
The truth is still the same truth, regardless what the mind knows and doesn’t know, remembers and doesn’t remember, thinks and doesn’t think, believes and doesn’t believe, does and doesn’t do, can achieve and can’t achieve, and so on.
The truth is still the same truth, even if the whole world, or the entire society, or the economy, or humanity is collapsing, or completely gone.
The truth is still the same truth, whether the impermanent embodied life existence is beginning or changing or ending.
The truth is still what it is no matter what.
If the truth can be altered, or changed, or contaminated, or manipulated into something else, it’s not the truth.
The truth doesn’t need to be protected by anyone or anything. It cannot be destroyed by time, space and causation.
The truth doesn’t need acknowledgement, approval, respect, agreement, liking, support, appreciation or glorification from anyone or anything.
Go beyond all the perceptions of qualities of names and forms that the mind perceives through the senses, all the pleasantness/unpleasantness, desirable/undesirable, known/unknown, thinkable/unthinkable, believe/disbelieve, agreeable/disagreeable, likes/dislikes, positive/negative, good/bad, happiness/unhappiness, all kinds of life experiences, conditions and situations, all the worldly ties and relationships, thinking and belief, cultural and social practice, actions and reactions, and all the impermanent changes of everything, dispassion and desireless, purifying and silencing the mind, freeing the mind from ignorance, egoism, restlessness/turbulence and impurities, transcending the selfless/impermanent worldly life existence, realizing unconditional peace, is the yoga and meditation practice.