In pursuit of clarity and insight.
In the Buddhist tradition, meditation is not only viewed as a tool for stabilizing the mind and developing the ability to regulate attention and emotions, it is also understood to be the method by which we gain insight into the true nature of the mind in order to eliminate suffering for ourselves and others.
In the same way that quantum physicists search for the fundamental building-block of the universe, a meditator undergoes rigorous critical inquiry into the nature of mind, in search of its' fundamental nature.
Gradually, through meditation we can enable the transformation of our ordinary and often misguided perception into clear and undefiled perception. As the mind becomes clear and attention is sharpened, we begin to penetrate deeper layers of understanding, transforming conceptual knowledge into direct experience.