What is meditation? (re-blogged)

‘Dhyan'(meditation): definition: is the study of deep concentration, calmness and tranquility of the mind. It is the study of attaining complete control over ones mind. Meditation takes the consciousness beyond conscious, sub conscious & unconscious states to super consciousness.”

Inspiring Stories

A great Zen master who was sitting on the sea beach when a king happened to pass by. He had always wanted to see the master, but there was no time – the affairs of the kingdom and the worries and the wars… this was a golden opportunity. He stopped his chariot, got down and went to the master and asked him, “I don’t have much time, but I want to know what the essential teaching is. I don’t want to die ignorant.”

The master remained silent.

The king said, “I can understand, you are very old and perhaps you have gone deaf.”

The master smiled.

The king shouted in his ears, “I want to know the essence of your teaching!”

The master wrote with his finger on the sand, “Dhyan.” He did not speak.

The king said, “But that does not make much sense to me. I have heard…

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