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Buddhist Meditation: The Key To Quality Lifestyle

The contemporary world demands fast paced and ultra-hectic lifestyle. A lot of people feel constantly over-worked and stressed. The pressure of everyday life responsibilities and work could gradually take its toll on you. Due to stressful lifestyle, you could get tired and fatigue, unhappy, frustrated and impatient. It could affect the entire disposition of a person and aspects such as emotions and overall health. Good thing there are effective techniques to calm the mind and stay focused despite daily pressure and chaos. Buddhist meditation is an ancient practice of understanding and transforming the mind to achieve balance and inner peace.

There are innumerable ways which meditation could help improve one’s life. Through focus and concentration or quieting of the mind, it could be transformed from disturbed to tranquil, lonely to happy and anything negative to positive. Although meditation or the mental exercise to achieve peace and order within oneself is practiced in all religions, Buddhism is one of the most popular. From its ancient origin to its modern day transformation, meditating has always been and will always be associated to prayer and religion. Nevertheless, there are New Age practices which use meditation to plainly calm the mind without any spiritual or religious connections.

In light of Buddhist meditation, this mental practice is considered a form of prayer. Prayer for instance is considered a type of discursive meditation. With the background of Buddhism used hand in hand with mind exercise, the philosophies and beliefs of this religion are integrated in meditating. There are even Buddhist texts which preserve and still observe core meditation techniques. Throughout the history of the Buddhist religion, the different techniques of meditating have diversified according to teacher and student transmission. Nowadays, Buddhist way of meditation have proliferated and became a widespread practice all over the world. The end results of religious meditations especially with the influence of Buddhism are always geared towards achieving Nirvana or Enlightenment.

Several objectives or goals have been set and achieved through meditation with the Buddhist tradition. Meditations are aimed to enhance concentration and focus, mindfulness, and even achieve supra-mundane powers or extra sensory perception. Quieting the mind could also improve one’s insight and tranquillity. People with special gifts of intuition and extra sensory perception or ESP have refined and trained themselves to master the art of meditation. It is only through training their minds and mental focus that they could unleash the power of their intuition.

Buddhist meditation is a respected and widely practised form of empowering the mind through focus and concentration. Buddhist traditions basically recognize the important of three elements towards achieving full enlightenment or nirvana. The three salient components of the Buddhist way of meditating include virtue, meditation and wisdom. It is believed that meditation alone could not suffice just as the other two elements are not enough to reach the ultimate fruit of meditation in Buddhism. The road to achieving the zenith of Buddhist prayer and meditation is not an easy path to tread yet its rewards are worth it.

Let peaceful thoughts flow into your mind like streams flows into the ocean

Be as bright as the sun and as calm as the moon, your light will reduce the dark clouds of stress.



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