What is Meditation ?
Meditation the action or practice of meditating“a life of meditation”
synonyms: contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, prayer, deliberation, study, rumination, cogitation, brooding, mulling over, reverie, brown study, concentration, speculation;
In other words, Meditation is a state where you train your monkey mind rise towards the wise mind.
Buddha’s unmodified meditation was brought to India By S.N. Goenka, a Burmese by birth settled in India. He taught mediation to thousands of people. Buddha’s meditation was modified adding different styles over a period. The Book of Secrets confirms 112 different methods. The intent of having these choices from these authors is to choose what works for you, but the sheer numbers and putting these to test can be a hindrance itself to many.
A ten day Vipassana course is the perfect start of your meditation journey if you are serious. There is no chanting of mantras specific to Buddhism, Hinduism or any specific religion. The best part about Vipassana is they don’t charge you anything for these ten days and only if you feel should you donate. This also means that you lived on Dakshina (Donation) from other people. If you are interested start Here specific to your country.
For beginners, it’s important to realize the reason they are looking forward to Meditation. For some it could be peace, calmness, anger control or for very few, enlightenment. Whatever the reason start somewhere because only then will you find the right fit. A ten minute daily meditation can do wonders for your emotional and physical health. It’s also said that meditation burns of your past karma and helps you in your path to be more attuned to self.
Recommended app: Insight Timer (Iphone & Android)