Lord Buddha is considered as a man who was enlightened at a very young age and spread the teachings of love and affection to all living things. The meditation taught by Buddha also created an oneness in the individual who practiced it. There are different levels of meditation taught and practiced across the globe.
Basically, the meditation helps to increase the attention to the work that is done and it also gives the body and mind a perfect relaxation. Meditation also helps to realize the individual’s strength and the weakness and also enlighten the mind to stay away from cravings of the world.
Buddhism teaches that through meditation one can obtain salvation and can reach nirvana. To support this, meditation involves the process of concentrating mind on one particular thought, event, action, image, object or sound. In other words, overcoming or eliminating unwanted thoughts by concentrating mind on single thought. This level is achieved by continuous practice.
Meditation brings control over the mind and also increases the concentration to the people who practices it regularly. It also reduces stress, depression and frustration in the people. People are able to take decisions independently for them and can also able to perform multi tasking.
At the beginner’s level in Buddhist meditation technique, the meditation is based on breathing, it keeps the person’s body and mind refreshed. So the individual can be made freed of diseases or disorders and can perform their tasks in a better way. The brief walk in between meditation keeps the legs fresh and relaxed.
Vipassana meditation helps to remove the negative thoughts and culminates more positive attitude into the mind of the individual who practices the meditation. This kind of meditation helps the individual to feel the spiritual freshness not only during the meditation but also to the end of the day.
The other meditation technique called Zen Buddhist meditation technique focuses mainly on the achievement of awakening. This meditation is done at different positions and focuses on breathing to attain the benefits of the meditation. While the breath moves in and out from stomach chakra through the nose, the individual experiences the goodness of kindness and enlightenment.
The Tibetan Buddhist meditation technique works at the thought level and helps the individual to keep the thoughts in control and thereby increases the concentration, self control and efficiency.
All of these meditation techniques help to improve the quality of life by enhancing physical, moral and spiritual ethics.
by Kum Martin