What is the purpose of meditation?

January 5, 2012 • Learn, Meditation, Speaking

What is the purpose of meditation?

Somebody asked me in a class recently a question that I have never been asked before. The question was “What is the purpose of meditation?” Strange, I thought at that very instant I heard the question, that it was a very obvious question but no one seems to ask it. Unless of course everyone knows the answer to it.

The highest purpose of meditation is to take your awareness from an external state of mind and go within yourself to experience the Self (God in the aspect of timeless, formless and spaceless known as Parasiva in the Hindu faith). The experience of doing so helps you to realize that you and God are one, inseparable.

Meditation also serves to help you become the master of your mind, body and emotions. Your mind, body and emotions are your tools. You are meant to be in charge of them. If you are not they will be in charge of you as is clearly visible in many people these days. Meditation teaches you how to be in control of your mind, body and emotions by helping you to realize that you are a soul in possession of these tools. 

These are a couple of the purposes of meditation. Needless to say meditation has countless benefits.

I conduct meditation classes in New York City and also in various places around the US, Caribbean and Australia. If you are interested in learning about meditation please feel free to reach out to me and you can do so by sending me an email to info(at)vedicodyssey.com.

The spiritual adventures that I conduct a few times a year are wonderful opportunities for personal growth and self discovery. I take the role of a spiritual guide or catalyst that teaches classes and create creative, fun, intimate and spiritually uplifting experiences along the way for my fellow travelers. Visit this link to learn more about these spiritual adventures.

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