21. B.Gita-VI,14 part 1- Meditation: Nature & purpose

Being the one whose mind is tranquil, who is free from fear and firm in (one’s) commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, may (that) yogi sit thinking of Me (through the teaching), having Me as the ultimate goal. Bhagavad Gita VI,14

Is meditation just a technique to quieten the mind ? What is exactly its place within the traditional teaching of Vedanta? What are the different steps of meditation? What is the purpose of meditation?

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