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Meditation for Dummies
on 18 April 2013
M4D is the best book on meditation I have read. It is simply and clearly written, and very well structured. It provides background, research results and describes the various things meditation is seeking to achieve, from the 'lowly' ability to focus attention, through relaxing, dealing with stress, gaining insight into the way one's mind has been conditioned, cultivating compassion, to the 'lofty' goal of spiritual Oneness. He even shows how you can use it to develop skill levels. In an undogmatic and good humoured way, SB shows how one can disembark at any of these 'destinations' and still benefit from meditation. He provides many examples of different types of meditation to serve different tastes and different purposes as well as detailing a comprehensive list of resources (books, organisations) to assist one on the journey. If all Dummies books are this good, I'm a convert.