[Please note that in this audio meditation Pir Vilayat is speaking alternately in English and in German. The corresponding transcript is in English only.]
Now, consider existence as a condition of reality, but reality does not have to limit itself by existence.
So that means, what Buddha calls it, beyond existence.
We have oriented our attention towards existence. Can you see the difference between “to be” and “to exist?” So “to exist” means in time, in space, and so on. But now you are irrespective of existing in what is called "incarnating."
And now, it is the consequences that it is beyond consciousness. Because you are conscious of the essential state, but your consciousness doesn’t operate. That is beyond consciousness. So before, it was infinity of consciousness, now it is beyond consciousness.
And it is only when you have given up trying to grasp things with your consciousness, or even the consciousness of your consciousness, that you begin to have a sense of the intention behind the whole universe and the cosmos.
So before, you are observing facts, now you are grasping meaningfulness.
And Buddha calls this beyond consciousness and non-consciousness.
Now can you hoist yourself beyond existence? That is, backstage. You see like it’s a show, like showbusiness. But you are backstage. So imagine that you are able to fly. But this is not realistic, but still it is just an illustration. Imagine that you are able to fly beyond the galaxies. That’s not possible, but anyway.
That is, you free yourself from your involvement in the existential conditions. And consequently, you are able to watch it.
And you can see how you involved yourself in it. And the consequence was that you are not free, that you are conditioned. And now you are free by disengaging yourself with the existential state.
The ultimate state Buddha calls the cessation of the determined.
Can you see that, all along, what Buddha was seeking for is freedom from the existential condition in order to awaken beyond it. Because if you are in it, you can’t see it. And that is the state of samadhi.
So you forget all the steps and just let it happen. You don’t try. You don’t try to be conscious.
So now, you can look down upon the existential world with a bird's-eye view.
So you have the realization of the whole process of life.
So now you can move your fingers and your hands. Stretch yourselves, and you can stand up.