I always felt it was the other way round. Religion was created because meditation works. Because it
works so well if done right.

Religion. Spirituality. These are vague constructs of human mind, programs that societies evolve in order
to align unitedly towards things that change paradigms. Can I say to support evolution.

The ultimate quest of all earthly beings – happiness, lies in a simple event: the stillness of the mind. In
this stillness, the mind becomes, a powerful singularity. And this is not just the basis of profound peace,
but also the basis for the powers to act in ways commonly not understood (read extraordinary). (Note:
power by definition, is the ability to do work. What work? That is something to ponder. Why does it
need to be done? After the work is done what is it that is left?)

When the frequency of the mind waves resonate with the ambient frequency of the universe, deep
peacefulness and joyfulness is experienced. (the ones who experienced understood this state as samaadi -the original balanced state of the mind). The conflicting vibrations of pride and insecurities, desire
and hatred, etc. seesawed the mind into a frenzied cacophony. This noise disturbed the mind.

Meditation is just the process that accelerates tuning back into the resonance of your heart. Eliminating
the separation between the mind and the heart – ego.

Techniques are taught. When the techniques work really well they are widely accepted. And then they
solidify, become rigid. The focus is trapped within the letter rather than the spirit. They become
contorted and made complicated.

They become religions.

What had once started with a simple purpose – to create stillness in the mind, and for the sublimation of
the ego, now creates confusion & chaos and amplifies the ego.. The bridge that was created to reach
infinity has become the wall.

That is why i am of the opinion that any simple, authentic system of meditation practiced with pure
enthusiasm and clarity of purpose, free of religious clothing, may actually work better than approaching
it with preconditioned beliefs.

Just thinking out loud…