Meditation is the process of quieting the mind in order to spend time in thought for relaxation or religious/spiritual purposes. The goal is to attain an inner state of awareness and intensify personal and spiritual growth. In practice, meditation involves concentrated focus on something such as a sound, image or feeling.
It is said that in a state of Cosmic Consciousness, the human mind is
elevated beyond the awareness of the self and the ego, and enters a
place of oneness and unity with the universe. When the state of mantreshwara pramatribhava is reached through meditation, yogis become more aware of God or a higher consciousness, while also recognizing they are still a part of the world around them.