Meditation is not concentration. (What is Meditation?)


Is Meditation concentrating on something?

Is it imagining something that gives you peace or satisfaction?

Is it a step-by-step process to slow down and, eventually, completely stop the incessant activity of our minds?

Not really – they are substitutes for meditation because it is normally very difficult to stop our minds all-together. In reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. It is not an act of doing – it is a state of awareness - you think when it is necessary and you are thoughtless when there is no need to think.

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