Ways of harnessing the ever-changing, ever-shifting mind are as varied as the different techniques of meditation. But by and large, they all practice mental exercises, which aim at capturing the very nature of our minds. While the Buddhist Satipatthana Sutra advices the meditator to be mindful of: the body, feelings, the mind and mental objects—Patanjali`s Yoga Sutra talks about the three techniques of: dharana (concentration), dhyana ( meditation) and samadhi (absorption or enlightenment).