The meaning of meditation in Tibetan and what we call gum.
Gum means getting familiar with. And so you try to get familiar with your mind and a guide your mind, train your mind.
Why you have to guide and train your mind because what we call your mind is like a monkey bla bla bla bla bla monkey mind, some what I call crazy monkey mind.
And normally, this monkey mind is boss in our life, you know anything? What do you do? What do you act, what you learn is the beginning with the mind. Your mind is leading everything.
And in our lives, we know how to guide things, how to manage things, how to train things, how to, you know, doesn't work, try to walk, but we don't know how to guide our mind, how to train our mind, how to learn our mind, we don't know how to get familiar with our mind.
So meditation is to learn your mind, nature of your mind, function of your mind. And also guide your mind train your mind.
And sometimes I give example monkey man bla bla bla bla yada yada yada. I don't like this anomala what do you do two things Yes sir. And the monkey mind sir Bella Bella. Yes so yeah you know, and this monkey mind grab you crazy 24 hours you know and the second one
What do you do? You hate and a monkey master blah blah blah say Shut up.
If you fight with the monkey mind, monkey mind become louder, stronger, blah blah. She can keep quiet some people they think meditation is sit there think of nothing and blocking thought and emotions. Quiet not thought not emotion are some people dating meditation is placing out you know p openness so not i that is I what isn't meditation don't say hey get out to your mind Don't fight but then say yes sir. My friends how do my friends now in order to make friends in order to make friends you need to Common Ground common ground you know you like your friend like both have some connection.
So now the monkey mind what monkey mind loves job creating problem all the time well acted without job monkey mind thing I'm become jobless and soon I'm become homeless. So I should make something now. Always active.
Now what do you do? What you should do?
Give a job to monkey mind.
And that is meditation. You're guiding your mind you're training your mind this way your mind become calm, peaceful, pliable, workable if you give a monkey mind then a win win situation what I call a win win situation. monkey mind happy because a monkey mind has a job.
And you are you happy because you become boss and monkey mind is your employer employee monkey mind is your employee your employer and this way you free you you liberate from the monkey mind and you free yourself and but don't give full time job to a monkey mind should give part time job first. Hello monk Am I less watch breath and muggy myself? Yes Good idea. Pisa God, don't give punishment.
Okay, you can come back again.
So slowly so you get familiar with your mind and your mind become more pliable, workable. And you will free from negative emotions and negative thoughts. Develop clarity, love, compassion, your mind become more peaceful, pliable.