First of all I have to say I’m not a committed meditator, But I’ve heard lot of people discussing on meditation and some of them do not seem to have some of the basics . Not that I claim to know most of them, may be a tiny bit only, I have read some books on meditation, even attended some sessions ( not many) from a well known meditation center near my home town. But still, I know I’m at the lowest step. Still it may keep you on the right track, and may help you to start your journey, and may help to get to your destination if you seek for needed knowledge from the correct source.
Having said that I thought discussing something about meditation is needed, as I couldn’t find a suitable resource I promised in one of my posts to a friend I’ve met on the net. Actually I’ve been really busy these days and I couldn’t help being so late starting an answer for her, as I could not find resources (may be I didn’t search enough ) on basics for a beginner to use. So I was thinking to post my knowledge about some types of meditation and how to start and also some resources I’ve used. So here we go.
What do you think of meditation?
Well, some people seem to think meditation is all that is taught in Buddhism or some of them think we can use it alone and have the complete effect from it for consolation or enlightenment as anyone else. Both these are not true as I know. I do not mean here, it’s useless to meditate without using it properly. Of course, it is a most useful method whatever way it is used, for it may gift you great abilities you never knew before. Only issue is that you have to use it properly to get the complete effect, as anything else. Some say it is like a medicine. But, Not that it is like a medicine, but it is actually is a medicine. A medicine for mind prescribed by world’s greatest philosopher his holiness Lord Buddha. As any other treatment it also needs full dose in proper way to effect to full and cure completely.
So I decided from today on, to post discussions by topics on meditation, even may be not sequentially, but a series connected by links. I thought that would work better for all us.