Sky Meditation: Finding Clarity and Oneness

Emptiness is your innermost center. All activity is on the periphery: the innermost center is just a zero. Meditate on the sky: a summer sky with no clouds, endlessly empty and clear, nothing moving in it, in its total virginity.

Contemplate on it, meditate on it, and enter this clarity. Become this clarity, this space-like clarity. To meditate on the sky is beautiful. Just lie down so you forget the earth; just lie down on your back on any lonely beach, on any ground, and just look at the sky.

A clear sky will be helpful—unclouded, endless. Just looking, staring at the sky, feel the clarity of it—the uncloudedness, the boundless expanse—and then enter that clarity, become one with it. Feel as if you have become the sky, the space.

This technique—to look into the clarity of the sky and to become one with it—is one of the most practiced. Many traditions have used this. And particularly for the modern mind, it will be very useful, because nothing is left on earth to meditate on—only the sky.

If you look all around, everything is man-made, everything is limited, with a boundary, a limitation. Only the sky is still, fortunately, open to meditate on. Try this technique, it will be helpful, but remember three things.

  1. Don’t blink—stare. Even if your eyes start to feel pain and tears come down, don’t be worried. Even those tears will be a part of unloading; they will be helpful. Those tears will make your eyes more innocent and fresh-bathed. You just go on staring.
  2. Don’t think about the sky, remember. You can start thinking about the sky. You can remember many poems, beautiful poems about the sky—then you will miss the point. You are not to think about it—you are to enter it, you are to be one with it—because if you start thinking about it, again a barrier is created. You are missing the sky again, and you are enclosed in your own mind again. Don’t think about the sky. Be the sky. Just stare and move into the sky, and allow the sky to move into you.
  3. Move deep. Move as much as you can. That very movement will break the barrier. And this method should be practiced for at least forty minutes; less than that will not do, will not be of much help. When you really feel that you have become one, then you can close the eyes. When the sky has entered in you, you can close the eyes. You will be able to see it within also. So only after forty minutes, when you feel that the oneness has happened and there is a communion and you have become part of it and the mind is no more, close the eyes and remain in the sky within.