Hi, I would like to understand what is unique about transcendental meditation. Some say that TM is just mantra meditation, but they still agree that it's unique, in what way? I'm not asking you to teach me this technique, just to tell me what is unique about it. All meditations work the same way, you put your attention/awareness on a focal point, while rejecting all distractions until your mind stops thinking and you enter a state of awareness without thinking. At this quiet state, your attention/awareness is naturally drifting inwards. The only difference between all types of meditations is in which way you keep your attention fixed on one thing - concentration, contemplation or repetition, and the type of focal point you use - breath, candle gaze, mantra, life flow. So what is unique about TM? Don't teach it, but at least define it. I would like to hear from someone who did courses on TM, and does think TM is unique, or at least from someone who thinks that even though TM is just mantra meditation, but mantra meditation is unique. Not from someone who doesn't think it is unique - in what way is it unique?