The meditation practice was promoted throughout India with Caravans on silk road. The word mediation is extracted from Latin Meditatio which is derived verb meditari and means to contemplate, ponder, mediate, think, devise.
As per hāgâ the Old Testament it means to murmur or sigh as well as to meditate. When they translated the Hebrew Bible to Greek language, haga was considered as Greek melete. The latin bible was later translated as haga/melete to meditation. The term mediation was considered a portion of stepwise, formal meditation process which heads back to twelfth century monk Gujgo II.
Apart from the historical usage, meditation was prefaced as a transformation for eastern spiritual practices known as dhyana in Hinduism and Buddhism that is derived from Sanskrit word dhyai which means to meditate or contemplate. The term meditationmight also indicate practices from Sufism in Islamic or various traditions like Christian Hesychasm or Jewish Kabbalah.
A book about meditation was published during the year 2003 which includes the chapter contributions by various authors describing Islamic, Hindu, Christian, Taoist and Buddhist traditions. Scholars have considered meditation as a term which is contemporary to word contemplationthat is used in Christianity.