Reading of profound scriptural texts like the Upanishads and the Brahma Sutras (revealed texts of the Hindus) requires intense concentration.
Such reading itself is a mild form of meditation.
It should be followed by contemplation on what was read.
Repeated meditation on a single idea will bring out a wealth of knowledge on that idea.
While meditating on a particular object or idea, various extraneous thoughts will try to enter the mind of the aspirant and interfere with his meditation.
The aspirant should ignore these extraneous thoughts, be indifferent to them and repeatedly try to concentrate on the object of his meditation.
Gradually, the frequency of interruption will be reduced and a time will come when meditation will give uninterrupted peace and bliss.
To be continued ...