Unoccupied – In Gita Verse 4.35 Having obtained real knowledge from a self-realized soul, you will never fall again into such illusion, for by this knowledge you will see that all living beings are but part of the Supreme, or, in other words, that they are Mine.
Krishna tells Arjuna that person who has realized himself, will not fall into any illusion means he knows that material world and subjective world both belongs to universe. Only difference is they have different forms.
In my verse Bhagavad Gita Verse 2.17, I wrote on Pancha Mahabhutas. Also wrote that all this Pancha Mahabhutas are indestructive. Krishna tells Arjuna having all this knowledge and information unless you transcend from knowledge to knowing you will not feel that everything in the universe is part of universe. We when see through the knowledge we feel it is separate and fragmented but when we see everything from knowing we realized that everything is nothing but universe.
Not only Krishna but all the self-realized people says us only one thing that have all the information but transcend it to knowing. Unless you transcend it you will not realized that you are whole and same for everything else also. If it becomes your realization then you will not resist anything.
From the knowledge our quest for self-realization can start. Look from your own life, when you are angry you feel not only frustrated but also from inside you will feel that how can I act differently so that I can remain calm. This is the first step for starting our quest for ourselves. Taking our own responsibility for our action.
Most of the time with this question we create resistance for material world. Instead of going for meditation. When you create resistance for material world you will find that it persist more.
Science also have created certain proof that by meditation and pranayama many of our day to day resistance drop and we become calm.
‘How to meditate?’
There is no need to ask how to meditate, just ask how to remain unoccupied. Meditation happens spontaneously. Just ask how to remain unoccupied, that’s all. That’s the whole trick of meditation – how to remain unoccupied. Then you cannot do anything. The meditation will flower.
When you are not doing anything the energy moves towards the center, it settles down towards the center. When you are doing something the energy moves out. Doing is a way of moving out. Non-doing is a way of moving in. Occupation is an escape. You can read the Bible, you can make it an occupation. There is no difference between religious occupation and secular occupation: all occupations are occupations, and they help you to cling outside your being. They are excuses to remain outside.
Man is ignorant and blind, and he wants to remain ignorant and blind, because to come inwards looks like entering a chaos. And it is so; inside you have created a chaos. You have to encounter it and go through it. Courage is needed – courage to be oneself, and courage to move inwards. I have not come across a greater courage than that – the courage to be meditative.
When you read remain unoccupied just be alert, you might find out the way for not taking any initiative to act. Unoccupied only means without any knowledge, if you do anything with knowledge you will not be able to remain unoccupied, even if you have gone for some meditation or trying to follow any meditation with your knowledge you will be occupied in your mind and that is not mediation. All meditation techniques are for Turning inwards so you do not carrying your knowledge. Your knowledge will create occupation even if you renounce the world and go to jungle to meditate. The courage is needed for irrespective of all the knowledge in your action there is freedom for acting from your subjectivity.
From your own life recollect incidence that someone to whom you love and respect a lot even if you know certain facts regarding them in your actions you will only express your love, you will not whisper that facts. Means you have not allowed your knowledge to interfere into your action. This is meditation. Also you might have noticed that when you have not allowed your knowledge to interfere into your action you feel calm and happy.
Always see the outcome of your action if you feel calm and happy from within it’s meditative act. At that point of time you were self-realized person.
Krishna tell Arjuna that unconsciously many time we are self-realized but when we become aware of our such act, no one else can make us self-realized only who can make is self-realized is we ourselves, if you become aware of yourself, you become capable of taking any action which has not the result of your knowledge but from your knowing, for him he realizes through his self-realization that everything is universe, God, Whole.