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What is the purpose of meditation?

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What is the purpose of meditation?
The goal of meditation is quite simple. To be within the here and now. To divorce yourself from symbolic language, hangups of time and experience the immediacy of the present moment. Meditation practiced for this reason transcends everything else. Once this fundamental point is grasped, you can meditate in anyway you see fit.

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Commercialization of spirituality

It's best to avoid the commercialization of contemplation if you want an authentic experience of meditation. Meditation has left the ashrams and become a fixture in the boardroom and livings rooms everywhere. Unfortunately, as spiritual practices enter into the wide marketplace of ideas, there is a tendency for them to be degraded and repackaged into self-improvement drivel and self-serving nonsense.

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Purpose of meditation

Meditative practice has no motive, except to experience the present moment. Simple as that. 

Meditation practiced for this reason transcends everything else. You can throw in the process all sorts of mantras and breathing techniques you can. But the point still stands, to meditate is to be in the now.

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