Analytical meditation (Tib. དཔྱད་སྒོམ་, chegom or ché gom; Wyl. dpyad sgom; Skt. vicārabhāvanā) — the counterpart of settling meditation (Tib. འཇོག་སྒོམ་, jokgom). This refers to the practice of investigation and analysis, undertaken on the basis of the calm of shamatha, in order to bring about insight or vipashyana. The mental process of investigating a virtuous object – analyzing its nature, function, characteristics, and other aspects.