Meditation Term Paper by supercalifragilistic

This paper explains the relationship between mysticism and meditation and the manifestation of God through meditation.
# 97801 | 5,960 words | 17 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 02, 2007 in Religion and Theology (General) , Psychology (General)

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This paper discusses the essence of meditation practices, the particular forms in which God is revealed through meditation and how meditation leads to the discovery of the God within. The author points out the differences and similarities of meditation in various spiritual traditions especially Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. The paper reports that, although meditation is an ancient practice, tracing more than 2000 years ago, many forms of meditation still exist today.

Table of Contents:
The Phases of Meditation, Attention, Concentration, Contemplation
Forms of Meditation
Mysticism and Meditation. Finding God Within.
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Transcendental Meditation
The Differences between Yoga and Christianity
Finding God Within:
From Dream Sleep to Awakening
From Illusion to Realization
From Darkness to Enlightenment
From Imprisonment to Liberation
From Fragmentation to Wholeness
From Separation to Oneness
From Being on a Journey To Arriving at the Destination
From Being in Exile To Coming Home
From Seed to Flowering Plant or Fruitful Tree
From Death to Rebirth

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Benson H. (1975) The relaxation response. New York: William Morrow,.158 p.
  • Goleman D. (1977) The varieties of the meditative experience. New York: Irvington,. 130 p.
  • Underhill, E. (1930). Mysticism. A Study of the Nature and Development of Man's Spiritual Consciousness, London, Methuen & Co Ltd.
  • Alexander CN, Langer EJ., editors. (1990) Higher Stages of Human Development: Perspectives on Adult Growth. New York: Oxford University Press;
  • Six Yogas of naropa and niguma. Available at:

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