Friday, 27 January 2017

Meditation - 2

What Is Meditation ???

In the West, meditation means a condensed state of mind in serious reflection. The word meditation is derived from a Latin root, mederi, means "to heal." It is an attempt to heal hardships of the mind, the hurt ego, by trying to interpret the cause of the trouble and finding a way to solve it, that is, by knowing what counter-measures to take. To meditate thus, is to intensify a state of understanding.

In the East, however, meditation does not mean thinking at all but setting the mind in a spiritual ideal, to be one with it, or the thought-process fading out in the consciousness of it. According to Zen, meditation does not imply any concept but is an consciousness of inner muteness.

Meditation is not a technique but a way of life. Meditation means a cessation of the thought processes. It depicts a state of consciousness.

Bhagavad Gita tells us various ways in which Meditation is to be done. The VIth chapter is fully on this and so along with Dhyan Yoga it is also called Atma Samyam Yoga.