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.