With a master, with scientific techniques, you can save much time, opportunity and energy. And sometimes within seconds you can grow so much that even within lives you would not have been able to grow that much. If a right technique is used, growth explodes. And these techniques have been used in thousands of years of experiments. They were not devised by one man; they were devised by many, many seekers, and only the essence is given here. § You will reach the goal, because the life energy within you will move unless it comes to the point where no movement is possible; it will go on moving to the highest peak. And that is the reason why one goes on being born again and again. Left to yourself you will reach, but you will have to travel very, very long, and the journey will be very tedious and boring. § All techniques can be helpful but they are not exactly meditation, they are just a groping in the dark. Suddenly one day, doing something, you will become a witness. Doing a meditation like Dynamic, or Kundalini or Whirling, suddenly one day the meditation will go on but you will not be identified. You will sit silently behind, you will watch it—that day meditation has happened; that day the technique is no longer a hindrance, no longer a help. You can enjoy it if you like, like an exercise; it gives a certain vitality, but there is no need now—the real meditation has happened. Meditation is witnessing. To meditate means to become a witness. Meditation is not a technique at all! This will be very confusing to you because I go on giving you techniques. In the ultimate sense meditation is not a technique; meditation is an understanding, awareness. But you need techniques because that final understanding is very far away from you; hidden deep in you but still very far away from you. Right this moment you can attain it. But you will not attain it, because your mind goes on. This very moment it is possible, and yet it, because your mind goes on. This very moment it is possible, and yet impossible. Techniques will bridge the gap; they are just to bridge the gap. So in the beginning techniques are meditations; in the end you will laugh—techniques are not meditation. Meditation is a totally different quality of being, it has nothing to do with anything. But it will happen only in the end; don’t think it has happened in the beginning, otherwise the gap will not be bridged.