Transcendental Meditation: Finding True Self
A meditator who practices Transcendental Meditation asked MARTH a question. She wanted to know a relationship between “transcending death” and “the true self or love” which MARTH mentioned in his message.
MARTH was a trainer of a self-help seminar for many years when he was young. He witnessed numerous number of people return to their true self through various practices even temporarily. He said he experienced his own ego breaking down many times. He strangely found his fear for death was gone many times, when he loved the people, when his ego diminished, when he was truly supported and loved, when he felt truly connected as one with many people in seminars.
They went through various practices in the seminars, in which he experienced his fear for death was gone when they felt love for each other, in other words, when he felt it “OK to die now.” And this same thing happened every time, hundred times and thousand times. He wondered why and examined it thoroughly. That is because “death” has been the biggest fear for him since childhood. To overcome it has been an important theme for him. He has come to believe it very firmly and said, “That’s right. When we return to the real self, when we love and are loved, there is no fear for death. On the contrary, we will feel so much love, happiness and bliss that we even think it OK to die now.” Although he had had deep meditative experiences many times by then, what he experienced as the true self in seminars was much bigger.
“Humanity has developed separated societies, and we are separated with each other and isolated… I could say we are in a lonely, sad and suffering environment in a sense. It is because it is not our true quality. Our true quality is that of oneness, of love. Therefore, when we return to our psychological home, we transcend fear for death…more than that, we feel so much love as we feel it is OK to die now.”
“It is said women use the phrase ‘to die’ during ecstasy while making love. That is, I think people transcends even death when they feel tremendous ecstasy, joy, and happiness. We feel so happy that we say, “It is OK to die now” when we are loved and treasured by people. That may be our true quality as the whole universe. I think people return to the true self and transcend death when they love and are loved, and it is not related to our knowledge but to our mentality. More than that, entering into love means no death. No, on the contrary, you feel so much love that you can accept death. However, all of us are in different circumstances however physically affluent we are in the current societies. We cannot stay with our true self there. Therefore, we are not embraced by so much love that we feel it OK to die now, even among our families and friends. I wonder how happy and how blissful we will feel if we are otherwise.
MARTH says he has always thought as such and strived to convey it through his music.
And his conclusion out of such experiences is that true human nature is love, and we realize love, which is beyond death, and return to the original self when we love and are loved. There is true happiness when we live with it. Otherwise, our life will be sad, miserable and fearful, and there is no meaning for life even if we have status, a fame and money.
MARTH humbly said, “I don’t know if my story will be of any use for people… However, it was a great awareness for a simple trainer of a self-help seminar.”
He sends out such insightful messages as above to the world through his official website http://www.marth-healing.com.
More about MARTH:
MARTH is a composer, producer and a singer of healing music who actually started the music genre as a pioneer. He has released more than 2000 titles of CDs from labels from Japan and Hawaii. MARTH’s healing music has been appreciated by meditators, yoga practitioners, and others of the world.
He also offers the World #1 shared meditation app. called “INSIGHT TIMER” it is a platform where MARTH has given away his music to meditators for FREE. One of the songs has ben played on the app almost 390,000 times in just a few years and ranked #1 in the instrumental section.