Meditation means absorption, the art of self study, the search within, looking inwards or the discovery of the self. It is like deep sleep but with a difference. In deep sleep one forgets his identity and the individuality. But in mediation one is alert and conscious and remains witness to all the activities with internal awareness.
In sleep, body and mind recover from the usual wear and tear and one feels fresh while waking up. But in meditation one experiences illumination. The knower, the known and the process of knowing vanishes. The seer, seen and the process of seeing vanishes. After meditation one becomes vibrant, alert and poised.
One has to take up meditation to experience freedom from pain, sorrow and conflict since our inner light is the only guide leading to mastery over our life. Knowledge and practice, both are essential. The basic idea is to control the mind or calm down the mind with natural technique not with the brutal methods. Everyone experiences that the untrained mind flies aimlessly in all directions. Meditation brings you to the state of stability. One can find harmony between the thoughts, speech and action.
The journey to the outer space demands years of rigorous training, deep study, research and preparation. Similarly the inward journey also needs the same type of relentless efforts. When ioth the internal and external thoughts are stilled and silenced’ there is no waste of physical, mental or intellectual energy. Meditation is difficult to express in words. One has to experiment and experience like the first sip of fruit juice.
Effects of Meditation