Inquire, deep examination, contemplation reflection
Dhyana means meditation. It comes from the Sanskrit roots: dhi or Dhya, which means to inquire, deep examination, contemplation or reflection. At a more general or intellectual level, it can be described as ‘to think’.
In the Vedic thought, dhi refers to the mind and its ability to think, to discern. Dhyana is the fruit of a beautiful process that has provided the foundation for a peaceful and quiet mind to unfold. Dhyana or meditation is not simply holding a relax or peaceful mind. It is a process that requires discipline, courage, and commitment. Different from forcing the mind to stay still. It is a stage of mind and spirit that had bloomed effortlessly to live in constant awareness, awake and alert but at an unshakable peace at the core of one’s existence.