<p align=justify>Meditation is popular in western culture today as it helps us ‘chill’ and calm, as we are easily stressed in our hectic lives. As well as helping the Buddhist to relax and unwind, it allows them to concentrate on their inner selves and to show them how perfect Buddhist should behave. Meditation helps Buddhists to understand that the Buddha should be treated as their example, and the attachment on things and how to cope with the feelings of unselfishness and desiring. It helps Buddhists to dev... ... middle of paper ... ...we achieve these insights and attain the blissful peace of Nibbana.<!-- START RECENT COMMENTS BOX --><table class="box" align="center" style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 2px;"><td colspan="2" class="box" style="text-align: center; background-color: #87CEEB; "><H2 style="color: navy">Recent Comments on this Essay<td colspan="2" class="box" style="background-color: #EEEEEE;"> No comments yet. <a href="/comments/postcomment.php?essay=3419">What do you think?<tr style="text-align: center; background-color: #DDDDDD;"><td class="box" style="width: 50%;"><a href="/comments/postcomment.php?essay=3419">Rate/Post a comment on this essay<td class="box"><a href="/comments/showcomments.php?essay=3419">More user comments<!-- END RECENT COMMENTS --><td width="10" rowspan="2"> <!-- END CONTENT --><td width="127" class="rightcol" valign="top"><p align="center"><A
Meditation is the process in which one relieves the day to day “clutter” in their minds to find themselves in more serene vicinity. What is meditation? In the practice of meditating we seek to free ourselves and instead seek connection to a deeper level of our being. Meditation is a process by which we seek to re-condition our conscious awareness, so that we release our attachment to the surface level of reality and instead allow the awareness to gravitate towards a state of pure awareness, pure consciousness. As we meditate in the proper manner, the experience of pure awareness itself moves more to the forefront.
IPsyc: Question 24 - If you practice one of the conscious-altering techniques we discussed, what does it do for you? The power of thought is an incredible force that controls our actions and emotions. Often these thoughts can lead to distractions, suffering, and stress. However, many forms of meditation ease and diminish the negative ideas that humans face. Meditation has been practiced since ancient times and has a variety of different approaches and methods, but I will focus on what has helped me the most in my life, Zen meditation.
Salvation for Buddhists is enlightenment. “The danger is ignorance, and salvation lies in insight” (Kelsay 134). They have to ignore the outside danger, ignore everyone around them and focus on themselves. Once Buddhists find who they are, they are one step closer to saving themselves and reaching the blissful land of
Western societies have adopted meditation in their daily lives to help alleviate stress, improve concentration, memory, and overall physical wellness. Studies have proven that meditation has help diminish frequent visits to the doctor and in turn reduce some unnecessary medical expenses. Stevens describes two stages of meditation, passive and active, along with four different stages of meditation: Pratyahara; Dharana; Dhyana; and Samadi (16-18). A positive aspect of meditation is the ability to neutralize negative thoughts of the daily stresses we encounter from past events in our lives or excessive worry of future events. Meditation involves achieving a state of “thoughtless awareness” according to many practitioners.
Living like this only shows you need to work hard in order to get what you want, that being peace for people going to these retreats. Its serves as a symbolic movement and helps influences other Buddhist to establish the same ethics in their daily life. The impact that these retreats have help influence many Buddhist of the Theravada branch focus on creating a spiritual path that will lead them to a path of enlightenment and reach nirvana by following the guidelines that was set out for them at these
In essence, the ... ... middle of paper ... ...appropriate solutions that help in dealing with the problem effectively. I have also learnt how to accept delays or negative feedback with more ease while remaining positive. Through meditation, I will be able to experience increased happiness, calm, and have a positive mental attitude towards everything. In conclusion, meditation is an important practice that helps people to experience calm and real happiness in the midst of complex situations and issues. From my personal experience, meditation has transformed my old view of self as a failure and helped me develop a positive mental attitude that everything is achievable.
I like how meditation begins and ends with your intention, you do not have any set time or order. Meditation is all in how you want to practice it. Whenever you lose your intention to be awake, you are no longer in meditation. Overall I value this book, and I am glad that I read it. I now know more about the Buddhist religion, and I want to change certain aspects of my life.
Because I have grown disenchanted with the program of Alcoholics Anonymous and have been searching for a program in which I can participate without compromising my personal philosophies of recovery, I plan to seek out more meetings of Buddhist recovery. I appreciate the meditation portion of the meeting as it is more and more difficult to find time to experience the quiet in life and focus on one’s thoughts and behaviors. I also value the principles of non-harming, compassion and interdependence. I genuinely enjoyed attended Buddhist Recovery and would recommend it to anyone seeking an alternative process of recovery.
The Buddha has unselfishly delayed Nirvana in perfection to help those seek enlightenment in their life and throughout it. How my religion affects my daily life is the constant helping of those one day to reach the Pure Land, a land where you see no suffering, but you must forget all suffering of the natural world. Our scriptures and Buddha tell you what you must do and seek the inspiration as you forget of your daily despairs. Buddha is the icon of all Buddhists, meaning he is not a God, or an incarnation of God. Buddha is just a man, a mortal being who could face suffering like we can.