Meditation Practice: the Infinite Transcending Thought

A meditation practice session led by the Warden at Shanti Sadan

There are great benefits awaiting us if we allow meditation to take root in the soil of our mind through regular practice. In this way meditation practice becomes a pleasure rather than a labour. We will come to it with joy and expectation. Our experience of our own mind will show signs of new possibilities. Life will acquire purpose and direction.

But meditation is not just forward-looking, in a way common to all courses of self-development. It is concerned with the treasure of the here and now. Even now our experience—experience itself—is rooted in a fundamental peace and bliss that our normal, busy mind fails to recognise. So meditation has much to do with recognising the depth and glory of the present moment.

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This article is from the Spring 2017 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.