To ask, "What is meditation?" is like asking, "What is music?" No simple answer can even hope to convey the breadth and richness of this subject. Meditation is a contemplative art, a mental
discipline, and a sacred journey. Meditation is a reflective practice, a tranquil retreat, and a joyous excursion. Meditation is simultaneously an aesthetic pursuit, a scientific investigation, and a spiritual path. You could say that meditation is a rainbow of many hues.
But to describe meditation with fancy words and elegant expressions is like trying to describe
the flavor of a ripe peach. Meditation, like the peach, must be experienced to be understood.
Words can never suffice. Yet words of description and explanation are not useless. Words can tell
you how to select the ripest fruit from a bushel of peaches. And words can tell you how to meditate, leading you to develop a powerful, rewarding practice.
This book provides practical, methodical guidance for all who want to develop a powerful and rewarding practice of meditation. It begins with basic principles and proceeds step by step to more advanced topics while exploring a wide range of meditation techniques.
Though the subject is vast attempt has been under to create a concise and user-friendly guidebook.
About the Author(s)
Swami Tadatmananda is a disciple of the world-renowned teacher of Vedanta, Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He was ordained as a Hindu monk in 1993 and now teaches Vedanta, meditation, and Sanskrit at Arsha Bodha Center, an ashram he founded in Somerset, New Jersey.