But one could wonder if it would be meditation if one was thinking about meditation itself? I guess not. Why is it so difficult to hold the thoughts? I read somewhere that even while sleeping there are thoughts. I’m not sure of that because I’ve never been able to recall any after having woken up. What I am sure of is that it would be a really interesting state – that of having no thoughts! Though there are lots of self-proclaimed teachers of meditation but I wonder if anyone can really be taught.
Since meditation is supposed to make you reach the state of nothingness, does it imply that without thoughts, there is nothing in this world? Then Rene Descartes’ proclamation “Cogito ergo sum”, which means “I think, therefore I am” makes sense to me. And if that’s the case, why would one want to reach that state of nothingness when the self is lost? May be it’s an experiment which one needs to do for himself/herself and based on the outcome, one can decide which state one wants to be in. But to decide, the prerequisite is the successful completion of the experiment!