Buddha And Meditation Connection

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Meditation alone is not associated with any religion or any particular practice. It is an exercise to change the way the mind works consciously. Meditation is used as a way of self-improvement to benefit manage over one's acts. It also has therapeutic applications.

Buddhist practice uses meditation as a way to connect our self to enlightenment and to reach nirvana. For Buddhism, nirvana is a state of liberation where you reach complete freedom, happiness, peace and realization.

Meditation and Buddhist practice are related. More and more meditation practices are taking the principles of Buddhism to improve their techniques and reach mindfulness. In the following lines, we will explore four different types of modern meditation techniques and how they relate to Buddhism in the contemporary world.

Reflective meditation

In Buddhist practices, contemplative meditation is related to temporality and how everything is interconnected. It is also used as part of improving their practice of faith. For faith practices, concentration leads to the virtues of the Buddha. Trying to emulate them is part of the meditation process.

For contemplative meditation alone, the practice is diverse. First of all, you should focus on a particular topic, but as the experience continues, it can lead to other paths. The entire experience must be practiced independently, and learning comes from the ground involved in the state of meditation.

Receptive attention

Metta Bhavana practice is related to breathing techniques. The whole point of being receptive is to get the right balance to direct the experience and still experience what is happening during the whole process.

There is a tradition known as Dojchen which comes from Tibetan physicians. It is the perfect example of receptive meditation. Unlike other meditation techniques, one should sit with open eyes. The whole point is to calm down while you know what is happening around you. The challenge is not just the body, but also the mind. A receptive meditation is about knowing all that is happening around you, but also does not judge or interfere with your thoughts.

Tibetan technique means gaining awareness of the present day, and how the meditator is connected to it. It is just to understand the implications of being.

Modern receptive meditations use these practices to gain awareness of the surroundings. Although most people generally choose a peaceful and serene landscape for receptive meditation to connect with nature, it can be practiced under any circumstance.

Generational attention

Tonglen, Metta Sutta and Metta Bhavan are some examples of generative meditation in Buddhist tradition. They all relate to love, suffering and compassion.

Tonglen is particularly practiced to develop breathing techniques. Breathing is related to feeling the suffering of others. Breathing is exhaled for the purpose of purifying white light. It is a complete cycle of cultivating kindness and empathy with others. Tonglen techniques are mostly practiced in the Tibet region, but this theory has recently extended to other places.

The Metta Sutta is a meditation practice that is based on one of the Buddhist discourses contained in the Pali canon. It refers to a mother having an infinite heart to protect the life of her only child. As a loving mother one must develop goodwill for everything. The ultimate goal is to emulate the mother of a great heart story.

Metta Bhavana uses imagination to broaden an attitude of affectionate compassion.To become aware of body impressions is part of the process of gaining compassion. It is a process that consists of five stages. During the first phase, you must choose an image or phrase. Repeat like a mantra should be a positive statement. Metta is repeated towards itself. Then, it's the turn to share good feelings with a friend. Then, a loving phrase or image should be repeated towards that friend. Even so, it is an easy and simple process.

The third phase of meta  requires further efforts. You think of some random people who have no special feelings for you. Then, you have to think of a phrase or image to send to this person. After sending good will to a neutral person, you have to think of someone you dislike for the fourth step. As harsh as it sounds at first, you must send good will to him. You have to come honestly from the bottom of your heart. In the fifth and final stage, you close the cycle of good feelings for the four people you've thought of before. First you are, then your friend, then neutral people and finally you are the one you dislike.

The whole process of meta will help in developing a kind of approach. The generation of good feelings for everyone is the basis of such meditation. Modern practitioners use generative meditation to

Concentrative meditation

Concentration meditation is the most common meditation type. Buddhist practices around the world can be classified as concentric meditation.

For purely Buddhist practitioners, concentration is to see images of Buddha. The forms become more complex as business advances. When looking at images, there are mantras and other sacred sounds to repeat continuously.

The combination of images and mantras of the Buddha gives Buddhists a deeper and special meaning. They are beyond the object of concentration. Depending on the purpose, meditation can lead to different states of mind. The objective is to reach meditation.

Non-Buddhist practitioners use focused meditation to calm meditation and achieve a concentrated state. The most common object to focus on is the breath. By focusing on our breathing process, it becomes easier to control and relax the body and mind. After becoming conscious of the breathing process, you have to focus on everything around your breath. The sensations of air filling your lungs and leaving your body are next. A state of deep concentration may arise to focus your attention.

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