What is Meditation?

Meditation means Shamatha in Sanskrit. (Tibetan: shi-ne), which means peacefully abiding”. It describes the mind as it is naturally. The word peace is to feel – not to read or tell. The YogaYug Meditation is a journey to make our mind as it was at the innate level form the monkey–like state. It emphasis that the mind is able to be present“. Action less action” is the extract of it. We all have the potential to realize our naturally peaceful minds where there is no confusion. We can use the natural clarity of our mind to focus on anything we want. But first we have to tame our minds through meditation”.

At a time we think about a million things. Generally we are so busy and so confused that we do not even notice the breeze or twittering of the birds. Here, we can try to put ourselves in frame that we can be or stay in one place long enough to acknowledge and appreciate our surroundings. Now we are really here. In fact, this is very natural.


Why to Meditate ?

Hypothesis of meditation is natural state of the mind – very calm and crystal-clear. It provides a way to train our mind to settle into this state. It requires us first to slow down and experience our mind as it is and we get to know how our mind works. We see that wherever the mind is abiding—in anger, in desire, in jealousy, or in peace—that is where we also are abiding.
The untrained mind is weak and inflexible. It lives in a zone of discomfort.
When the boundaries of that zone are challenged, it reacts by becoming more rigid. In contrast, the trained mind is strong, flexible, and effective. Because it can stretch beyond where it feels comfortable, it’s responsive—not reactive—to challenges. Through “Shamatha”, we can train our mind to be flexible and tuned into the present. We can apply this workable mind in all aspects of our lives, including our livelihood, our relationships, and our spiritual path. So another reason to meditate is to develop a strong, supple mind that we can put to work.