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Meditation solves all our problems, inner and outer. Ultimately, meditation solves the Problem of problems – the Problem of existence itself.

Is God an infinite expanse of nothingness, a void? An all-knowing, all-seeing ultra-universal consciousness? An idealised person? A supreme dispassionate judge of our actions and inactions? A cosmic game? A dance of life and death? An eternal symphony of joy and suffering? A book? A theory? A vast energy field? The ultimate architect or dramatist? The spinner of the wheel of karma, or the wheel itself? Eternal Peace? Immortal Love? Supernal Bliss? Infinite Light? Aum?

All – or none – of the above?

How to resolve this Problem of problems?

Most of us spend most of our lives conveniently avoiding the problem – let alone seriously contemplating an answer. It is manifestly so far beyond our capacity to know and to understand, we either accept a simplistic label or belief, or else we choose to ignore it altogether.

… except it is the one problem which never ever goes away.

It is indeed, the only problem which really needs to be resolved: for once this question is answered, all questions are answered.

The universe around us is incomprehensibly vast; and the inner universe, vaster still. Connecting both, is our own consciousness. Here is the key.

To know or understand something large, we start with a small part of it. To analyse the water of a lake, we will take some test-tube samples, test them, and from the results, extrapolate conclusions about the water of the whole lake.

To know or understand God, the same method applies. Let us start with a sample. How about the only sample that is always readily available to us: ourselves?

You want to solve the Problem of problems?

Meditate. You are yourself the solution.

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