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--An attempt to understand


Meditation is a mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the "thinking" mind into a deeper state of awareness.The word meditation comes through the Latin “meditatio”, which originally indicated any type of physical or intellectual exercise.

What is Meditation?


What is not Meditation!


is not mere attention,

or simply relaxation ,

is not only concentration,

neither just contemplation or reflection,

nor is it intention or control or willpower exercise.


Every work in this world is done with the help of mind.Meditation is the only thing that happens when there is no mind.A conscious absence of mind is Meditation.



States of mind on the path of meditation


Exercise of fixing the mind


Exercise of thought

ConcentrationExercise of focus

IntentionExercise of will

ConsciousnessSelf Meditation

There are five levels or states of mind

True meditation is what happens at the highest level… that of consciousness


Pre-requisites -- for a beginner


meditation either in the morning or in the evening

Carry out your activities slowly before meditation

Prepare your body and mind before meditation

Meditate in peaceful surroundings

Always use the same seat for meditation

Importance of


in meditation

Keep backbone straight in meditation

Sit at least for twenty minutes in meditation


Attention Exercise

Music Meditation

Sit in the meditation posture and close eyes. Join your index finger and thumb or use any other


With your eyes closed, listen to a musical instrument through your internal ears. This instrument is not being played in reality. One has to listen as if it is being played

Listen to the sound of that instrument only. If you happen to hear the sound of some other instrument in between, push it aside

Now open your eyes

This helps enhancing the concentration power


Contemplation Exercise

Wisdom Meditation

(“Who am I” exercise)

Sit in the meditation posture. Look at your hand and ask yourself… “Am I this hand?” You will get an answer from within… No. You will get a feeling… this is my hand, but I am not the hand

Repeat this for other parts of your body. Every time, the answer received will be “No”

This exercise helps to find our self and we experience the truth, that we are not the body


Concentration Exercise

Word Reverse Meditation

Try pronouncing names in reverse



; try reversing the name


… It will be


Try this with every name you are familiar with

While doing this the mind has to be



Concentration improves with this exercise


Intention Exercise

Neutral Meditation

This is remaining neutral for every thought

If you are sad, do not say you are sad… instead say…”Thoughts of sorrow are passing through my mind”

Similarly think for happy thoughts as well

Thoughts should be neutral in both the instances.

This can be repeated for states of anger, boredom, depression etc.

This helps in remaining balanced and detached in every situation


Consciousness Exercise

Complete Meditation

Meditation is complete when self observation meets awareness

In all earlier exercises experiencing the


was missing

Here the


experiences the


in the Experience

(In the entire experience, you experience yourself)


Complete Meditation continued…

Start with the Who Am

I exercise

Every time the answer “No” is received, ask yourself “Who am I?”

You’ll get an answer; I am the knower of this part

Shift your focus to know the knower every time

In the end, tell yourself, I am not the body, I am the knower of this

Try to meet the knower

This awareness transforms us and stabilizes us on Self Realization


Meditation and Religious faiths

" Meditation is the key

for opening the doors of mysteries to your mind.

In that state man abstracts himself:

In that state man withdraws himself from all outside objects;

In that subjective mood; he is immersed in the ocean of spiritual life,

And can unfold the secrets of things-in-themselves.“–




The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift,

you can give yourself in this life.

For it is only through meditation,

that you can undertake the journey to discover your true nature,

And so find the stability and confidence you will need

to live, and die, well.

Meditation is the road to enlightenment .“



Meditate with the intention to progress spiritually.

Meditation is for annihilating the ego, not for perpetuating it.


Thank you 




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