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Meaning of Meditation in Buddhism

Geshe Lobsang Dawa, teacher at the Buddhist School of Dialectics Dharamsala, explains the real meaning of Meditation in Buddhism. He says, Tibetan word for meditation is "Gom" which can be translated as familiarizing or habituating. In short it means to familiarize with a positive state of mind. Geshe-la also says that meditation is not just closing eyes and relaxing, rather it is trying to develop a highly concentrated and clear state of mind