What is meditation?


When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into a vacant, calm, still, silent mind. We go deep within and approach our true existence, which is our soul. When we live in the soul we feel that we are actually meditating spontaneously. At that time, we see that our inner existence is surcharged with peace and tranquility.

Sri Chinmoy, from his latest book “The Jewels of Happiness”

Silent Meditation

Learn the ancient art of meditation with Sri Chinmoy in this simple exercise

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Duration: 3:56 min

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Silent meditation is the strongest force that can ever be seen, felt and executed. How do we meditate silently? Just by not talking, just by not using outer words, we are not doing silent meditation. Silent meditation is totally different. When we start meditating in silence, right from the beginning we feel the bottom of a sea within us and without. The life of activity, movement and restlessness is on the surface, but deep below, underneath our human life, there is poise and silence. So, either we shall imagine this sea of silence within us or we shall feel that we are nothing but a sea of poise itself.”  –Sri Chinmoy

Camera & Edit: Kedar Misani
Voice: Kanan Roberts
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Copyright: © 2007 Sri Chinmoy

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