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Meditation, Contemplation & Spiritual Awareness
What is the difference between meditation and contemplation, and why do we need both to gain the highest spiritual awareness? Extraordinary powers of concentration can be achieved through meditation, says Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, but meditation alone won’t bring lasting transformation. He explains why we need contemplation, or self-study, to channel the mental energy from meditation in a spiritually enlightening direction, and he offers a contemplation exercise for doing this.