Meditation - A Way To God-Experience
Pius PALATHINGAL SDB
In Christianity, different views exist regarding meditation. The author undertakes and investigative enquiry into the study of the term 'meditation' and the method of meditation as taught by John Main (Ireland) for whom meditation is not the point-by-point reflection using discursive methods, but an imageless prayer using the simple repetition of the mantra, a sacred word with one-pointedness on God. The study is unique for its comparative approach to the way of meditation found in the Hindu and the Christian traditions.