“So when somebody says “I am meditating,” he or she actually means “I am attempting to prepare myself for dhyāna. I’d like to bring my mind into a suitable state for dhyāna to occur.” To say “I am doing dhyāna” or “I am meditating” actually corrupts the concept of dhyāna because technically dhyāna is not something we can do. It is something that simply happens if the conditions are right. It is a siddhi, simply given. Hence all we can do is emphasize the means that help to make the conditions right for dhyāna.”

The Heart of Yoga

T. K. V. Desikachar