What Is Meditation?
resolve any issues they have with the path of life, fate and death. They need to be able to detach and let go of all worldly things at will and bring all aspects of their personality under control.
There is a fifth state known in yoga as 'the cloud of bliss', the description of which is far too complicated to cover here. It’s a subtle state that few living masters have experienced. As you can see, the better your skill becomes the purer your focus and the closer you become to being at one with the subject of your meditation.
These increasingly advanced stages of practice can only be accessed when the mind is in total harmony and fully under one’s control. To do this the meditator has to eliminate internal obstructions, whether they are caused by out of control emotions, inner pain, conflict, lack of energy, disharmony, distraction, self delusion, etc. This happens naturally during the meditation process and with each session of practice. As the practitioner solves their own problems, they gain increased awareness and control of their own consciousness.