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What is meditation and what is nirvana?
Meditation is the path to enlightenment. One begins by choosing a meditation technique, which helps one to become more aware of one's thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. Over time, one's awareness grows, and one becomes conscious of deeper and deeper levels of one's being. Finally, the dew drop of the individual "I" drops into the ocean of cosmic consciousness, and enlightenment (or "nirvana") is attained.
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Answer: Nirvana is the state of eternal happiness. Eternal happiness could be achieved by giving up worldly desires for things such as food and clothes and follow the Eigh…tfold Path. Answer: Nirvana is the state (not a place) of being free from both suffering and the cycle of rebirth. It is an important concept to Buddhists and Jains. Nirvana is a Sanskrit word. It means "to cease blowing" or "extinguishing" implying that passions and desires are non-existent or "unbinding" implying that the mind is free. Along with freedom from physical needs, there is an implication that the is no attachment to maintaining a separate existence of self. Answer: Nirvana is recognition of the world as it is, without the bewilderment of the 3 ignorances. 1. When taking a body a person decides to be in that body. 2. There is now a separate self with separate experience and a unique mind. However, we are also part of the unity of awareness without the differentiation of a person. and without the object awareness of a person in a body. This ambivilant condition causes confusion. 3. In a constant attempt to resolve our confusion we assign meaning and importance and create our view of the world around us. We then wrongly assign our creation to others. These three ignorances taken together create bewilderment. It is this bewilderment that produces Samsara. Samsara is just what is from a bewildered view. Without bewilderment Samsara is Nirvana
Meditation is a science as well as an art. It is a practice wherean individual focuses their mind on a particular object, thought oractivity to achieve a mentally clear and em…otionally calm state. Itmay be done while sitting, repeating a mantra, and closing the eyesin a quiet environment. It has so many benefits 1. Meditation reduces stress. 2. It improves concentration. 3. It encourages a healthy lifestyle. 4. The practice increases self-awareness. 5. It increases happiness. 6. Meditation increases acceptance. 7. It slows aging. 8. The practice benefits cardiovascular and immune health. Yoga, meditation, diet control can keep your mind cool and tensionfree and also by reading Vipassana meditation poetry frombrendenpettingill.com and some other. Thanks.
Start with the breath. Breathing deep slows the heart rate, relaxes the muscles, focuses the mind and is an ideal way to begin practice. Stretch first. Stretchin…g loosens the muscles and tendons allowing you to sit (or lie) more comfortably. Additionally, stretching starts the process of "going inward" and brings added attention to the body. Meditate with Purpose. Beginners must understand that meditation is an ACTIVE process. The art of focusing your attention to a single point is hard work, and you have to be purposefully engaged! Notice frustration creep up on you. This is very common for beginners as we think "hey, what am I doing here" or "why can't I just quiet my damn mind already". When this happens, really focus in on your breath and let the frustrated feelings go. Experiment. Although many of us think of effective meditation as a Yogi sitting cross-legged beneath a Bonzi tree, beginners should be more experimental and try different types of meditation. Try sitting, lying, eyes open, eyes closed, etc. Feel your body parts. A great practice for beginning meditators is to take notice of the body when a meditative state starts to take hold. Once the mind quiets, put all your attention to the feet and then slowly move your way up the body (include your internal organs). This is very healthy and an indicator that you are on the right path.
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It's all about controlling your brain! It is actually entering a state of mind where we control the brain! Sit quietly for some time then concentrate bout whatever feel like; …however, just think and concentrate only the particular thing or try being blank! ---- there are many different ways to meditate depending on where you are internally and what your beliefs are. in its simplest form, meditation is nothing more than sitting quietly, without any expectations. different faiths and philosophies use different tools to help you focus and release your mind: you can watch or count your breathing, recite mantras, scan your physical body, or perform other repetitive tasks which will keep your thinking mind occupied until it relaxes. Here is a method for beginners: Sit down on the floor with your legs crossed and you back straight and no distractions and just concentrate on your breathing. Do that for 30 minutes. When your mind thinks about other stuff, just bring your attention back to your breathing. In order to meditate properly, a person needs to be free from distractions, alone with his thoughts, so to speak. Isaac, for example, went out walking alone in the early evening to meditate, possibly about his coming marriage to Rebekah. When you practice again and again, your meditation becomes natural and you will be able to meditate without any effort. The ultimate aim of meditation is that you will realize that you are the ONE creation and everything is YOU. There are two distinct kinds of meditation. 1. Conventional meditation 2. Original meditation 1. Conventional meditation: We do conventional meditation using the following steps Step 1: We keep repeating a mantra at regular intervals. The mantras should sound exactly the same. Step 2: We should make sure that the mantra keeps repeating on its own i.e. involuntarily Step 3: We make unwanted thoughts come at exactly the same time that the mantra comes. Step 4: we start feeling that our mind has become blank In this stage the mantra and unwanted thoughts compete with each other to enter the conscious mind and neither of them succeed. This produces, 1. False peace 2. False self-control Peace and self-control we get in conventional meditation are false because greater the peace lesser would be the self-control. Original meditation: This meditation is the gold standard of meditation and all other kinds of meditation are easier versions of this Step 1: We bring all the skeletal muscles of the body to isometric resting state which means 50% isometric contraction. We start feeling that the entire skeletal muscular system has become a single skeletal muscle called Unified Skeletal Muscle or USM. Step 2: We make the USM to isometrically contract or harden towards, 1. Middle of the body which is the navel 2. Head 3. Feet. Step_3:">Step 3: We increase the isometric contraction of the USM to 1. 100% 2. 0% Step 4: We make the USM to contract in 1. One dimension Mode - from head to toe along the line of gravity 2. Two dimension Mode - as seven layers from back to front and front to back 3. Three dimension Mode - as seven concentric layers from skin to skeleton and back 4. 3D surround or god Mode - we make the USM contract at the skeletal and relax at infinite distances Step 5: We make each pair of muscles of facial expression to isometrically contract and feel its effect on the tone of the USM Step 6: We start feeling the muscle around the tongue called the Central Muscular System. We observe the effect on the USM Step 7: We make the muscles attached to the Hyoid bone above the Adams' apple and observe the effects on the USM Step 8: We isometrically divide the USM into seven segments and observe the effect of each on the USM. These eight steps should give absolute control over our life and total freedom The knowledge we acquire this way is called Inner Knowledge.
In Buddhist philosophy, Nirvana is not actually a place, but a state of being. It is essentially the state of enlightenment in which the individual has found the perfec…t peace of mind and spirit free of desire and suffering. It is a bit more complicated than that, but that is the basic idea.
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Meditation has benefits on the body, mind and emotions. Some believe it has spiritual benefits too. Body Reduces tension in muscles, reduces chronic pain, reduces stress w…hich enables faster healing process generally Mind Makes the mind sharper and clearer, improves memory, makes the mind calmer and more relaxed, increases creativity Emotions Increases positive emotions, helps to reduce negative emotions such as depression and anxiety Spirit/Purpose Gives you a greater sense of purpose and greater sense of meaning to life. Meditation Can Be Used to Re-balance Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) and Para-Sympathetic Nervous System (PNS) Stress results from excess firing of the SNS and the failure of the PNS to bring the system into balance. The results of this are complex and multi-factored. At the grossest level it results in an over-excited/over-excitable nervous system and retained muscle tension. More subtly it results in emotional 'touchiness', anxiety and accumulated psychological trauma. Sitting very still 'frees up' the system to allow the PNS to work better at restoring this balance. Manipulating the breath more directly stimulates the PNS. Other yogic techniques aid this process. Another aspect to meditation is the gradual bringing of propriocepton into conscious awareness. This allows direct sensing of the internal effects of stress and more effective use of meditation techniques. This also allows a person to sense how some processes in the body relate to processes in the mind. Meditation techniques using the mind have a physical effect and vice versa - hence the terms psycho-physical, somatics and Mind/Body methods. People with a high degree of proprioceptive awareness can make psycho-physical adjustments to their system that affect their emotional processes in beneficial ways. People with extreme proprioceptive awareness sense things which are termed 'mystical'. They tend to have much less negative emotion than normal people. A very complex set of processes are involved but the most generally reported thing meditation does for you is make you happier.
Everything, Nirvana is not. Anything that can be experienced, Nirvana is not. No object of contemplation, Nirvana is.
Meditation can mean many things to different people and in different religions or traditions. However in all of these the purpose id to provide a break from your normal bsy li…fe and give your mind a chance to calm down. Usually this is done by: Finding a quiet place without the potential for interesuptions (or interesing things going on to capture your attention) Setting aside a period of time where you will do the meditations Sitting or standing comfortably Entering the quite place and setting down your busy thoughts and concerns and either thinking of nothing or thinking on something (Buddha, Jesus, a flower) to the exclusion of all other thoughts Assuming a passive attitude Non-judgmental, non-striving, present-moment awareness The link provides more exacting details of the process.
Explain where in Asia Buddhists today would be most likely to spend most of their time in meditation in order to attain nirvana?
It is not about where. It is about one's willingness to direct one's attention inward -- to simply watch one's thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. To slow down, stop …doing, and start being.
What tradition of Buddhism teaches that the best way to achieve nirvana is to become a monk or nun and spend all your time in meditation?
Nirvana is a term to describe the ultimate state of consciousness which arises after a very long practice of meditation. One begins by choosing a meditation technique, which h…elps one to become more aware of one's thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. Over time, one's awareness grows, and one becomes conscious of deeper and deeper levels of one's being. Finally, the dew drop of the individual "I" drops into the ocean of cosmic consciousness, and enlightenment (or nirvana) is attained.