What is meditation?

“Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silence is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible.” – Sri Chinmoy

Meditation is humanity’s search for the inner self. Meditation is our eternal journey of self-discovery and self-realisation.

In the modern world we have learnt many things; we have flown to space and dived to the depths of the ocean, but the knowledge of who we truly are remains a mystery. It is meditation that can unlock the secret of secrets.


Meditation enables us to go beyond the mind and limitations of the external world. It enables us to bring to the fore our highest divinity – light, peace and joy. Is there anyone in this world who would not like more peace and happiness in their lives? Meditation is not a fleeting pleasure but permanent change in the way we view ourselves and others. It is a step stone to a lasting / abiding peace.

Meditation cannot be explained in words, but, meditation can be experienced by anyone with the inner hunger to calm his mind and dive deep within.

Meditation is not complex, but, its inherent simplicity creates problems for the human mind which is used to complexity, problems and difficulties.

If we learn the art of meditation and experience deep and lasting inner peace then our life’s can be transformed. No longer will we be distracted by the small irritations of life.

Meditation is not a retreat from the world. When we truly meditate we feel a oneness with the world.

“Meditation is acceptance. It is the acceptance of life within us, without us and all around us. Acceptance of life is the beginning of human satisfaction. Transformation of life is the culmination of divine satisfaction.” – Sri Chinmoy

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