Ajahn Brahm describes the purpose of meditation as being to develop stillness and clarity in the mind as opposed to a state of intense concentration.
Taken from a 10 Day retreat at Jhana Grove in November 2013.
Ajahn Brahm describes that the type of meditation taught by the Buddha was one that gives rise to stillness and clarity in the mind as opposed to a state of intense concentration.
Taken from a retreat talk give in Perth in 2011.
Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on meditation and how it works. One of the central principles and practices of Buddhism has been meditation. Those who know anything about the history of Buddhism know that it started with one person meditating under a tree. If there’s any holy book in Buddhism it is the holy book of meditation in which you can read in your own heart, in the stillness of your mind rather than any scripture.