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Meditation is a central practice of many Asian religious traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon, and Daoism. There are many forms of meditation. One kind of meditation involves clearing the mind, focusing on breathing, and generating feelings of compassion towards all living beings. Other types of meditation involve concentrating on and internalizing philosophical concepts. In Vajrayana Buddhism, an important type of meditation practice is visualization, such as deity-yoga, in which the meditator visualizes themselves becoming the deity, aspiring to take on their enlightened qualities while performing ritual activities.