What do you mean by Meditation?

Every morning we have new twenty-four hours to live; to its fullest. This is itself priceless, isn’t it 🙂 We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours bring peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others.

Life is like a musical instrument. Learn to play it well.

Meditation contributes to emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Meditation is the systematic process of training the mind. It allows people from all walks of life to experience the same amazing benefits. 

In the West, stress and burnout have led them to look toward Sanatan Dharma and learn from it. Meditation, along with Yoga is a great addition to Sanatan Dharma. The most essential ingredient for meditation is heartfelt devotion. If you are meditating without devotion, the results won’t be as rich as they could be.

Let us try to understand with an example; The mind is like a lake, and every stone that drops into it raises waves. These waves do not let us see what we are. The full moon is reflected in the water of the lake, but the surface is so disturbed that we do not see the reflection clearly. Let it be calm. Do not let nature raise the wave. Meditation is one of the great means of controlling the rising of these waves. By meditation, you can make the mind subdue these waves, and if you go on practicing meditation for days, months, and years until it has become a habit; after it becomes a habit, anger, and hatred will be controlled and checked.

The great Saint Tulsidas has aptly declared, 

“Nobody is responsible for another’s happiness and sorrow. Everybody suffers or enjoy the fruits of his own actions.”

-Shri Rama Charita Manas, Ayodhya Kand: 91.2
What is meditation

Today, meditation is even practiced to treat chronic pain, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. A person who meditates regularly develops valuable insights into their behavior. They have a greater awareness and sensitivity to others which is helpful in personal relationships and even at work. The effect of mediation is such that it increases the emotional stability of an individual when confronting the inevitable stresses of his life. A person who meditates regularly develops a unique and wonderful mental state characterized by physical comfort and pleasure, joy and happiness, deep satisfaction, and profound inner peace.

Meditation is all about connecting to a loving, accepting and centered part of ourselves. 

I have tried to explained to you what is meditation.. but it’s also up to you to define the experience of meditation. Imagine a friend describing an amazing pizza, he had at Domino’s Pizza Hut. Now imagine going there and eating it yourself. Hearing about the Pizza and tasting it are two completely different things; isn’t it? Similarly, if you go to gym and do the exercise at regular basis then only the real change will happen. So, in order to know and understand what is meditation, you need to do it… 🙂

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