This is surely true. But the problem is what is a meditative mind? I. e. what is meditation? I’ve practiced various forms of so called “meditation” and found some kind of temporary peace. It was a refuge from the disorder and disturbances of the world. After a while I releazed I was ipnotizing myself and quit it. At a certain level it’s better than the caos of “normal” life. It’s good to have a refuge in time of difficulties. But it does not solve the problem.
I’ve met some Buddhist monks, nice people. We did meditation together, vipassana, perhaps the best traditional form of meditation because is based on awareness. Still it is a mechanical practice, like all practices. Some aspects of it were even ridiculous like when you have to imagine to give your love to your neighbours and then gradually to the whole world. Such a nice intention! But you cannot pretend or fake love! An imagined love is not love.
So let’s go back to K. I’ve pondered a lot about K.'s teachings about meditation. His descriptions of that are not homogeneous, they vary from time to time and from one interlocutor to another, and it must be so.
But I think that this caused some false interpretations. Many people I met in the K.'s circles thought that it was useless to sit and observe one’s thoughts, so they did nothing. It’s true that K. warned us of the dangers of a mechanical practice, especially when it’s done with a motive. And furthermore one can observe one’s own thought during the whole day, while walking, eating or doind anything, so sitting is not so strictly necessary, yet he often stressed the necessity to stop and sit down for a while… and he wanted that in the Study centre in Brokwood there had to be a special room to be used as a meditation room. I was surprised during my visit in Brockwood to find no people in that room…