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What is taken in by contemplation
must be given out in love

Meister Eckhart

Meditation.dk Manifesto

What is meditation? With an open mind, it is the act of feeling, seeing, and reflecting inwardly with the same passionate persistence that one possesses after mastering a musical instrument over many years.

Meditation.dk is free from organized thought systems. Religions, sects, and great spiritual leaders are for those who follow the herd. The time for such phenomena has passed. Like a tiger, a free individual carves their own path.

It is up to you to determine the framework in which meditation should be incorporated. It is your responsibility to design your own spiritual interface. If you blindly follow the crowd, you will never be able to surf your soul's tsunami.

However, this does not mean you must journey alone in your quest for freedom. There are free communities that are not governed by power and economics. In these communities, we are each other's teachers, united in friendship and equal openness. Such a community resembles a flock of birds in migration.

You were born with wings.
Why do you prefer to crawl through life?


Hello, out there! Let me state my position.

I am not a guru. I am not 'enlightened'. I am not interested in teaching Spirituality or Meditation. I have no commercial interest in this website.

My goal is, as far as I know myself, to inspire and be inspired.

I have been doing all kinds of spiritual practices continuously for 45 years now. I lived in India for more than six years in search of 'spiritual software'. Now at the tender age of 65, I feel better, stronger, and happier than ever before.

Why is this important to mention?
Should I not be more humble and less bragging?

Let me clarify, as far as I can see and know myself. I write this to inspire. If I can 'survive' my own life in this way, it might also be possible for you!

When you are young, you have a lot of energy, but no wisdom. When you become older, you might become wiser, but at the same time you tend to loose your energy.
Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano
Without wisdom and high levels of energy, there can be no true Meditation. The cultivation of super awareness can only happen in a sound mind in a sound body.

If you are able to maintain your energy, health, and liquid intelligence into older age you can be lucky to arrive at a sweet spot zone where you will be gifted with a kind of astronaut overview of life and yourself. Here in this liquid perspective, many exciting things can be observed.

The first I want to mention is that the age of gurus and religious institutions is fading.

In spite of hermits and Himalayan cave dwellers, the cultivation of consciousness has always been a collective project. Without a culture of meditative isolation, there would not have been any yogis living in caves for decades or Christian monks and nuns living in various degrees of renunciation.

The various religious and spiritual organizations have, however along with all their good intentions also been political power institutions. In the verticality of power the trade-off for social security and suitable infrastructure is depersonalization at the buttom of the pyramid.

For a modern individual, this is not longer functioning.
We cannot any longer take responsibility for our own divinity in a spiritual hierarchy. We have become too individual. This, in my eyes precious individuality has now to be taken to a higher level of collectivity.

Go all the way
First of all, we have to stand in our own pillar of life. It takes a lot of courage to reach that point.

Everything is changing faster than ever before. We live in a global world of big data and disruptive flux. Hence the old ways of new age spirituality have become more obsolete than ever before. They have served their time in the evolution of consciousness. Surfing the current tsunami of change is only possible in an independent, vigilant and liquid state of awareness. In that fearless state, I say goodbye lovingly to the spiritual teachers of the past. The best of them still inspire me deeply, but not as a follower.

To my pleasant surprise, I find that I am not the only free surfer. I don't want to end up like a Bukowski. When I stop searching in the sky for spiritual leaders to tell me what to do but look horisontally around, I see kindred spirits.

A shared field of consciousness
When we are free and independent, only then it is time to reach out and share in cloud-like relationships with kindred souls around us. We can inspire each other in spiritual information circuits where up and down, in and out, back and fourth changes all the time in a state of flux. Here we are all each other's gurus and devotees. We exchange spiritual information in a way similar to open source technology. In this open field, we enter a collective and ampified field of shared consciousness.

The collective cloud of super-consciousness is however, not for everybody - yet.
The unfoldment of the collective cloud consciousness can be compared to the evolution of the Athenian democracy. The Athenian democracy was not for everybody. It was only a privilege for the citizens of the city-sate. Tom, Harry, and Dick had to wait around 2000 years before they were included in the club.

My guess is that there are several newly formed democratic fields of spirituality all over the globe by now. Each of them has a distinct rainbow color and 'mission'.

Are you a Chosen One?
So how do you know if you are the chosen One, evolutionary ready and eligible to be a part of a new exclusive brother and sisterhood?

A genuine club of consciousness will never exclude you.
You will exclude yourself by your lack of interest.

Meister Eckhart says:

Whoso is unable to follow this discourse, let him never mind.
While he is not like this truth he shall not see my argument.
However, I am not only talking about my 'club'.
My words might not inspire you, and yet you will be attracted
to another cloud with a different signature.


For It's Too Simple

The main reason meditation is so difficult to understand is because of its simplicity. For an innocent and noble person, there is nothing to comprehend. Everything will reveal itself intuitively, not as knowledge, but as wisdom. In these fantastic but overly clever times, most of us have lost touch with what it means to be a noble and wise personality. Therefore, do yourself a favor and watch the video below, where a man who just turned 97 shares his noble wisdom.

Meditation & the Noble Soul

In the video below, you can meet another noble soul. It's my friend Shabdanand. At the time the video was recorded, in 1995, Shabdanand was 80 years old. My question for those who take the time to watch these videos... Have you seen such people in the West? I haven't... It seems as if old age is perfectly suited for a final spiritual blossoming. However, this blossoming only occurs in those who have nourished their body's soil throughout their lives.

Those with an egocentric motivation behind their meditation will eventually lose interest. My guess is that many of the young, savvy professionals promoting meditation today will not be meditating themselves in a few years. It may sound old-fashioned, but only a noble personality can continue to meditate throughout their entire life.



Meditation.dk is
under permanent

 Everything that is written
on Meditation.dk represents
no absolute truths.

What is written here
is, of course,
limited by
my understanding.

I am a
human being.


No one can
jump over
their own

Gunnar Mühlmann

Old English Version
of Meditation.dk

  Meetings with
Spiritual Inspirators


Any reference
to and use of the word
on Meditation.dk
is understood as
projection of the most
unfathomable aspects
of our own consciousness.

The psychologist
C.G. Jung
has argued that
that transcends our
conceptual world
and goes
towards infinity, in a psychological
sense, is religious.

When I often
incorporate quotes
from Meister Eckhart,
it is partly because his
formulations can make
sense on both levels.


He is so quiet,
so free of any kind
of knowledge, that no idea
of God is alive in him

Doctor Ecstaticus

For år tilbage havde
jeg en gymnasiekollega
der også arbejdede som
 som astrofysiker på
universitetet. Manden var
erklæret ateist, men sagde
ikke desto mindre følgende:

'Når jeg en stjerneklar nat
kigger op i himlen, så gyser
jeg i ærefrygt.'

Måske havde
kollegaen læst følgende
citat af Einstein:

'The most beautiful thing
we can experience is
the mysterious. It is
the source of all true
art and all science.
He to whom this
emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer
pause to wonder and
stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead:
his eyes are closed.'

Albert Einstein

Prøv en gang for
eksperimentets skyld at
læse nedenstående citat
vinklet ud fra
Einsteins verden:

'When a man delights
to read or hear about God,
that comes of divine grace
 and is lordly entertainment
for the soul.

To entertain God in
one's thoughts is
sweeter than honey'.

At mødes med
'det ukendte'
er efter min mening
kilden til al personlig
og sjælelig udvikling.
En ateist har måske
ovenikøbet den fordel i
dette møde at han ikke
på forhånd har
alle mulige fasttømrede
religiøse holdninger.

Alle fasttømrede holdninger,
hvad enten de er af religiøs
eller ateistisk natur
forhindrer blot det
friske møde mellem
os og det ukendte.


Gunnar Mühlmann

Lektor, Komponist


 The True, the Good, the Beautiful ... and the Dried Out

A life in what I would call true Meditation is reserved for the few.

I do not belong to the club of meditation experts who make a living by telling people that meditation is for everyone. I can afford to tell the truth as I see it:

The truth does not sell tickets. The more something is for sale, the less truth it contains.

Let me, before I proceed, elevate this claim to a meta-level, where I become visible to myself. Such a statement implies that I believe that I myself live a life in genuine meditation and am thus able to distinguish between true and false introspection.

One thing is certain. It's not a humble statement. For millennia, religious people have been conditioned to see and practice humility as a sine qua non.

Humility without truth, however, is hypocrisy.

I have played guitar for most of my life, but I'm not supposed to say out loud that I'm better than most at playing the instrument. I have meditated every day for 40 years, but I break a taboo if I openly claim to know more about meditation than most who ride the trendy meditation wave, teaching teachers to teach meditation.

Why can't I say out loud what I'm good at if it's true?

At the same time, I am willing to talk openly about all the things I am not good at.

For example, as this chapter amply demonstrates, I am often judgmental. Seeing this perhaps less flattering survival strategy without judgment, however, is all I can do. We cannot change ourselves with understanding and willpower without paying a correspondingly high price. Instead, I can be changed beyond myself when I am ready to see myself.

Mr. Jante used to say, "You shall not think you are anything."

Today he has a new buzzword in his vocabulary. He says, "You are a narcissist if you talk about yourself."

In my view, the greatest enemy is the person we see in the mirror every morning. Every time I try to examine and understand this enemy, they point accusingly at me:


That puts a lid on self-examination. No "who am I" here! Be something for others rather than focusing on your own navel. Meditation is narcissistic!

Apart from a straight right from Jesus when he talks about the beam in our own eye, the movement is entrenched in our Western culture. Look out! From scientific to purely academic disciplines, we always look outward to fix things. The inner persona, so busy fixing, is rarely taken into account except for some occasional psychology. No one sees the eternally hungry monkeys behind the sensible suits in Danske Bank's boardroom until it's too late. At the writer's school, a bunch of highly cognitive word-juggling author monkeys fight for power and the right to who can violate whom while writing literature that should make us wiser about life.

This labeling could hinder a person's willingness to engage in self-exploration, which is essential for personal growth and self-understanding.

However, it's of course important to differentiate between healthy self-awareness and narcissism. Narcissism is generally characterized by an excessive focus on oneself, accompanied by a sense of entitlement, a lack of empathy for others, and a constant need for admiration. On the other hand, healthy self-awareness involves understanding one's thoughts, emotions, and motivations without an inflated sense of self-importance. This requires courage to truth.


A prerequisite for wisdom is our ability to accept an inherent 'messiness' in our explanation of what is going on. Nowhere is it written that the human mind must provide a complete explanation of creation in all dimensions and at all levels. Ludwig Wittgenstein had the idea that philosophy should be what he called "true enough." I think it's a good idea. True enough is as true as possible. Imagination is chaos. New forms are drawn from it. The creative act is to submerge the net of human imagination in the sea of chaos that we are suspended in, and then try to bring ideas out of it. Rupert Sheldrake

I now ask the question: What separates the sheep from the lions?

It is the courage to truth... to honesty. For without honesty, no self-awareness. And without self-awareness, no true meditation.
This pursuit of truth must not be made absolute.

The truth is found and lost and found eternally listening and searching for the chorus of inner and outer counterpoint voices laid in our hearts, brains, and genitals. The truth is a grain of sand on top of a sand dune by the North Sea. Surfing the waters of the soul as well as possible in all our wonderfully human fallibility is more than good enough.
It is, in Wittgenstein's words, especially in Sheldrake's wonderful context, true enough.
The dried-out meditation veteran in search of satsang-soma
After this far-reaching overture, it is now time to focus the introverted eyes sharply on Meditation. True Meditation is difficult.

Most people who start meditating quit after a couple of years of practice. Only one in ten or fewer will continue. I belong to this group, and therefore, it naturally interests me. In addition to nurturing my own little navel, there is, in my conviction, a deep lesson to be learned from observing us in this group. Perhaps new generations of young meditators can learn something from the old fox?

Peace be with those who gave up. It can certainly be difficult to maintain the spark. The question now is what those who continued have done to keep the momentum?
What strikes me here as the biggest pitfall is the danger of drying out in habitual eternal repetitions.

Meditation veterans have typically meditated for years under the shadow of some meditative philosophy or organization. In the beginning, this insight and/or organization created a new and wonderful opening into a hitherto unknown space: a space full of spirit that the ordinary person has never entered. But as the years go by, meditation solidifies into habits, rituals, and outwardly 'spiritual' sacred correct behavior. This type of meditator is now no more or less alive than ordinary non-meditating people.

But the old routine meditator is sentimental... he remembers a time in ecstasy.

The sleepily habitual meditating person is well aware that the spiritual fire of youth is on a low flame. As in Staffeldt's "Indvielsen," he longs for the experiences that changed his life. That's why he seeks communities created by like-minded people to revive the life-giving inner ecstasy.

For the sentimentally inclined meditator, the great past experiences all too easily become curses. For as the drug addict longs for the needle in his arm, the old meditator longs for his spiritual soma.

At home and left to himself, he falls asleep on the meditation cushion. But there is hope ahead! A venerable back-Indian Guru or a new pop-smart New Age preacher from America has announced his arrival in Copenhagen.


The old veteran smiles to himself. For in the more or less sectarian community hype, he can reawaken his inner Tollund Man. In an echo chamber of like-minded satsang zombies plus new innocent spiritual seekers, his tired brain will be filled with dopamine, serotonin, and all the other neurotransmitters the brain loves to bathe in.
The old meditator is willing to do whatever it takes to get this fix. Never mind that the Guru is under suspicion of financial fraud and sexual abuse of his disciples. It's just the mind trying to sabotage the ecstasy. Every time the truth and reason present themselves with relevant questions, it is all dismissed as mind fuck. This eternal enemy, the stubborn mind, with all its thoughts. Do not listen to it! Instead, surrender to the Guru's grace.

It is here that the lie and self-deception begin to sneak in. True meditation is difficult because honesty is difficult. Ibsen's wise words about the life-lie are spot on.

To avoid this pitfall and maintain the integrity of one's meditation practice, it is crucial to cultivate honesty and self-awareness. Be open to questioning one's beliefs and practices, and be willing to adjust and adapt in the pursuit of truth. Do not blindly follow a Guru or become attached to the past experiences of ecstasy; instead, focus on cultivating a genuine connection to the present moment and one's inner self.

In conclusion, true meditation requires the courage to face the truth and to be honest with oneself. By doing so, one can maintain the vitality and authenticity of their meditation practice and continue to grow and evolve on their spiritual journey.

Det gode, det sande og det skønne - Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram.
An additional irony is that the Indian word satsang, which is used to describe the kind of spiritual gatherings I have just mentioned, means to assemble in sat, which means truth.

In our Western culture, we talk about the trinity of the good, the true, and the beautiful.
My guess is that this trinity, through ancient Greece, is derived from India.
The Indians call it: Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram: the true, the good, and the beautiful.

I see a depth in the ancient Indian formulation that has been lost since. Satyam comes first. Sat or Satyam means truth. The truth must and should come first. Any ecstasy that does not build on a love for truth will sooner or later, like the chemical industry, produce a deluge of karmic waste. Seen in this light, the spiritual world is subject to the same rigor as mathematics: a statement is either true or false. It is the small, accumulating everyday lie that dries out the mind and eventually necessitates the hype-dependence on the untrue and unhealthy satsang soma.

It is not my task to be loving.

I believe this writing has amply demonstrated that.

I see it as my task to be honest.

Being honest and prioritizing truth in one's spiritual journey is essential to avoid falling into the trap of self-deception and attachment to superficial experiences. By seeking Satyam (truth), Shivam (the good), and Sundaram (the beautiful) in one's meditation practice and spiritual life, one can cultivate a genuine connection to the present moment and one's inner self, thus facilitating growth and evolution on the spiritual path.





Satyam - Shivam - Sundaram