First, I was amazed when I got to know that ancient Indian yogis preferred meditating in cremation grounds and still some yogis do that.
But, now I have found that it was actually a way to freedom for them, they were using the vibrations of cremation grounds to realize the truth.
They were seeking enlightenment by meditating in an atmosphere that had the vibrations that helped them to achieve thoughtlessness.
When, here in India we think of cremation ground, we can only get thoughts of grief and despair-that is because we always forget that everyone has to die someday.
Especially,during night time these areas are very scary because it is said that lot of witchcraft stuff happens in these areas.
So,these yogis were very courageous indeed(LOL),but the reason for their choice of such place is actually the isolation from the materialistic world that cremation ground provides.
These cremation grounds actually have an energy field or atmosphere of dispassion, something that every spiritually inclined person is looking for, one can feel these vibrations at such places(near crematory or any place where funeral rites are conducted) because they represent that this journey has to end one day. Continue reading