Buddhist Meditation:
A Way To Retire Your Mind

Buddhist Meditation

The historical Bhudda is said to have achieved enlightenment when meditating under a Bhodi tree. That was about 2500 years ago.

Now there are many flavours in different countries. However, Buddhism meditation still centres around two themes: transformation of the mind and exploration of itself and universe on it.

Meditation is a major part of the Buddhist religion emphasizes the meditative development of mindfulness.

Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward Enlightenment and Nirvana.

It is a very disciplined practice and must be done on a regular basis to have a good effect on your mind, body and soul. It takes practice to truly meditate.

Transformation of the mind consists of practices aimed at developing the ability to focus the attention single-pointedly.

Whilst exploration includes practices aimed at developing insight and wisdom through seeing the true nature of reality. But the two sometimes intermingle.

So the aim of Buddhist meditation is to clear thoughts, reflections and contemplations from your mind, and eventually, you are be able to meditate. But it takes practice to truly meditate.

The plan was to reduce the mind’s need for selfishness, or complete identification with the “I”. The feeling you get can’t be adequately describe, only actual experience can do it justice.

If you can a state of mind that has no attachment or need for attachment to any physical objects, then you have come far in your Buddhist meditation.


Beneficial effects of meditation go all the way from health benefits to insight into the way the mind works. Here are some of them:
  • A clear state of mind.
  • Imagine having complete control over your mind instead of the other way around
  • If you can achieve complete detachment from things and being conscious all the time, then it is like being on an never ending vacation
  • Think of it as a way to “retire” your mind, if even for only a few minutes a day, from the world There will be no worries in your mind, no connection to this physical world, no cares
  • You take control over your mind and practice feeling at one with yourself. You will be amazed how much more you can do when you are fully focused all the time.

If you can master your mind, you can master anything!!

The purpose of Buddhist meditation, therefore, is to gain more than an rational understanding of the truth, to free ourselves from the illusion and thereby put an end to both unawareness and hankering.

Of all the meditation techniques, this is one of the most complexes.

So you will do well to recognize this and establish in your own conscious mind a clear idea of what it is you are trying to do.

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