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What is Meditation?

Swami Vivekananda

• The mind tries to think of one object, to hold itself to one particular spot, as the top of the head, the heart etc, and if the mind succeeds in receiving the sensations only through that part of the body, and through no other part, that would be Dharana, and when the mind succeeds in keeping itself in that state for sometime it is called Dhyana (meditation).

• That (meditation) is the highest state...When (the mind) is doubtful that is not its great state. Its great state is meditation. It looks upon things and sees things, not identifying itself with anything else.

• As long as I feel pain, I have identified myself with the body. When I feel joy or pleasure, I have identified myself with the body. But the high state will look with the same pleasure or blissfulness upon pleasure or upon pain...Every meditation is direct super-consciousness.

• In perfect concentration the soul becomes actually free from the bonds of the gross body and knows itself as it is.

• Meditation is the focussing of the mind on some object. If the mind acquires concentration on one object, it can also be concentrated on any object whatsoever.

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