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Psychology of Meditation: A Contexual Approach

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ISBN: 9788170229322    Publisher: Concept Publishing Year of publishing: 2002     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 84        Language: English
Scientific studies on the nature effects of meditation have steadily increased in the last four decades. Most of them have focused on the healing potential of meditative practices. Meditation as a way of exploring...Read more
Scientific studies on the nature effects of meditation have steadily increased in the last four decades. Most of them have focused on the healing potential of meditative practices. Meditation as a way of exploring different states of consciousness has also been investigated. Yet, controversy surrounds regarding the approach and strategies followed in meditation purely as a psychological technique that can be put into use to achieve any intended goal is dissented. It is forcefully argued that such an approach has done injustice to the original meaning and significance of meditation. To put it metaphorically, contemporary thrust on meditation is like using a space ship to lift cargo across a ten kilometer distance Need for examining meditative phenomena contextually is emphasised.
This book examines some of the above issues and reports a research study conducted from a contextual viewpoint. The findings of the study suggest that the understanding of the phenomenon of meditation depends on the meditator, or the person, as a context. The findings also indicate that the process of meditation is dynamic. That means as the meditator undergoes changes in one's belief system, values, expectations, and perceptions one's meditation practice changes. Several properties discussed under the three categories interact simultaneously to determine the phenomenon. Thus, to conceptualise meditation as a univariate phenomenon may be grossly erroneous. It is, therefore, more appropriate to treat it as a multivariate phenomenon. The findings have implications for the research strategies to be adopted.
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