Friday, July 29, 2011

What Is Really Meditation Part-2

We must also remember that meditation is essentially something that is played, it's something that we do, or are experienced. But most people do not know that meditation hearsay. Their knowledge base is not a practical and personal experience. They are thus based on information that was relayed two, three or even four times. Some have drawn, or perhaps had to tap their knowledge of meditation only in books. There are now many books available that claim to treat or process of meditation. Unfortunately, the books themselves are often based on ouis say rather than on personal knowledge and experience. In some cases they may even be based on pure imagination, if not a speculation. Ago in this area a number of so-called experts. When something becomes popular, as is the case of meditation, there are too many people ready to take advantage of the opportunity. It reminds me of my experience during the years of Buddha Jayanti, the year in the Buddhist world, marked the 500th anniversary of Parinirvana 2 (physical death) and therefore the Buddha 2500 years of Buddhism. The Government of India patronized the celebrations in India, while the various governments of South Asia-East organized the celebrations in their respective countries. All this created a great wave of interest and, as there was a strong demand for books written, all sorts of people began to write books, pamphlets and articles on Buddhism, in many cases without the any qualification. And all these people, compiling documents diverse and varied, some reliable sources and sometimes dubious sources, and produce each other "work" on Buddhism.

In the West, there is now a boom in spirituality in general and to a lesser extent, on meditation. Many people are dissatisfied with their life every day, in the conventional manner in which they live and work. Despite the great successes of science in practical terms the material world, people can not accept a purely scientific explanation of life while at the same time, it also can not accept the traditional explanations, mostly Judeo-Christian things. So they start looking for something that satisfies a deeper, more permanent, more creative and constructive. Some are looking in the direction of Eastern spiritual traditions, especially in that of meditation. They want to learn about meditation and practice - they want to take courses in meditation, going to weekend of meditation - and this is a request for meditation is created.

There are too many people, of course, who are ready to meet this demand - sometimes for a fee. Some may be well qualified to meet this demand, I mean qualified to teach meditation, and others can not. Thus also create all sorts of misunderstandings. Meditation is often identified with a particular form of meditation, or with a particular concentration technique. People do not perhaps always there are many types of meditation - many methods - and several concentration techniques. Sometimes people who know or who do tend to a method of meditation in general identify exclusively with this method or technique. They can claim that this method is best, or even that it is the only, and you do not meditate at all unless you do that in that way, using this technique there. According to them, other techniques, other methods, other traditions have no value. This is the kind of statement that can be found. It is therefore particularly important to clarify what is confusing and resolve misunderstandings. It becomes important to understand what meditation really. To do this, we must keep in mind the distance between the ideal and reality, between man Buddha, or Buddha, and the common man, not awake. We must keep in mind the nature of Buddhism

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