The practice of Meditation is one of the most essential and yet one of the most difficult of all the processes the human mind can be engaged in. More than just having quite place to sit and llittle concentration, Meditation in spiritual Life means consistently beng able to turn one's mind towards the Supreme Being. Arjuna says in the Bhagavada-gita, "Verily the mind, O Krishna, is restless, turbulent, obstinate, and stubborn. I regard it quite as hard to gain controlover the mind as over the wind." Yet countless spiritual prsons in all ages have successfully practised meditation on one aspect another of the Supreme Being. Through persistent effort, and by following the path of virtue and other preparatory courses the mind gradually develops the necessary inwardness and devotion. Only then can meditation be rightly directed, for the true sense it is not the begining of one's spiritual life but the end, being regarded as the last of all spiritual disciplines. There are many ways one can prepare for Meditation - from work and prayer to th yogas of Karma, Bhakti, Raja and Jnana. These are amply explainedthrough the time honoured methods of the Vedantic Scriptures, directing every aspect of one's being to the Supreme Goal, culminating in the realization of God in Deep Meditation.