ConcentrationConcentration is the arrow.
Meditation is the bow.
If you want to sharpen your faculties, concentrate. If you want to lose yourself, meditate.
It is the work of concentration to clear the roads when meditation wants to go either deep within or high above.
Concentration wants to seize the knowledge it aims at. Meditation wants to identify itself with the knowledge it seeks for.
An aspirant has two genuine teachers: concentration and meditation. Concentration is always strict with the student; meditation is strict at times. But both of them are solemnly interested in their students’ progress.
Concentration says to God: “Father, I am coming to You.”
Meditation says to God: “Father, do come to me.”
Concentration is the commander who orders the dispersed consciousness to come to attention.
Concentration and absolute firmness are not only inseparable but also interdependent divine warriors.
Concentration does not allow disturbance, the thief, to enter into his armoury. Meditation lets him in. Why? Just to catch the thief red-handed.
Concentration challenges the enemy to a duel and fights him out. Meditation, with its silent smile, diminishes the challenge of the enemy.