What does meditation mean?

Definitions for meditation
ˌmɛd ɪˈteɪ ʃənmed·i·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meditation, speculation(noun)

    continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature

    "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"

  2. meditation(noun)

    (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)

Wiktionary

  1. meditation(Noun)

    A devotional exercise of, or leading to contemplation

    Etymology: From meditatio, from meditatus, the past participle of meditari, itself from med-.

  2. meditation(Noun)

    A contemplative discourse, often on a religious or philosophical subject.

    Etymology: From meditatio, from meditatus, the past participle of meditari, itself from med-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meditation(noun)

    the act of meditating; close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious contemplation; reflection; musing

    Etymology: [OE. meditacioun, F. mditation, fr. L. meditatio.]

  2. Meditation(noun)

    thought; -- without regard to kind

    Etymology: [OE. meditacioun, F. mditation, fr. L. meditatio.]

Freebase

  1. Meditation

    Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself. The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration single-pointed analysis, meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity. The word meditation carries different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health issues, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. It may be done sitting, or in an active way - for instance, Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training. Prayer beads or other ritual objects are commonly used during meditation in order to keep track of or remind the practitioner about some aspect of the training.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Meditation

    A state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences. It includes meditation therapy. (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meditation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meditation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of meditation in a Sentence

  1. Bhagavad Gita:

    Meditation is not for him who eats too much, nor for him who eats not at all not for him who is over much addicted to sleep, nor for him who is always awake.

  2. Ben Bernstein:

    If you watch teens take tests or you watch them play video games, if you watch carefully, you will also see them stop breathing, teaching kids to be calmer in their body by breathing, by learning how to keep themselves grounded, simple techniques of meditation ... things that we know work in terms of stress reduction, we should be teaching that stuff in school and parents should be doing it.

  3. Tom Robbins:

    Meditation... disolves the mind. It erases itself. Throws the ego out on its big brittle ass.

  4. Francis Quarles:

    Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Meditation requires seclusion not congregation, so that a person can find the peace of mind, the pleasure of heart and the piousness of soul by understanding oneself via introspection in isolation.

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