A Short Meditation upon Meditation

Mysterious Times

Meditation, contemplation, or focusing the mind has been practiced for several thousand years. Hinduism and the Vedic religions confirm this and it may well have been practised as part of the rituals of the Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilization.

Certainly it is part of the practices of almost all religions in some form and is particularly important in Eastern faiths such as Hinduism, Yoga, Taoism, Krishna Consciousness and the many forms of Buddhism.

It has been integrated into other religions including Christianity, Islam and Judaism and embraced by New Age spiritual practices, gathering particular fame and popularity in the 1960’s throughout the West largely due to The Beatles and their association with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation.

The benefits reported by practitioners are great and cover a range of claims from aiding relaxation and concentration, reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and other medical benefits to the more outlandish…

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