Buddhist Meditation Essay

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Meditation: Buddhist Tradition Abstract Buddhist mediation has been around thousands of years. Many Buddhas have studied and it's been passed down through the Buddhas. There are three forms talked about in this paper, which are Samatha, Vipassana, and Metta Bhavana meditations. These meditations are formed around mindfulness and concentration. In order to accomplish a successful meditation, you have to have self-discipline, motivation, and concentration. The goal of meditation is to focus and quiet the mind. When the mind is quiet, concentration can increase and you can experience inner peace. When you become aware of meditation, you are able to accomplish goals, feel more at peace, better health and self-knowledge. For success of any meditation is good preparation and regular practice. Preparation includes your meditation posture, finding a place for meditation, leading a simple life. To practice regularly we need confidence in the practice and in our own ability to change. As we go on, this confidence becomes more and more deeply rooted in our daily lives. Meditation: Buddhist Tradition Buddhist meditation is a form of mental concentration that can lead to enlightenment and spiritual freedom. Meditation occupies a central place in all forms of Buddhism. Meditation is the second category of the Eight-Fold Path, which is one of the principal teachings of the Buddha. The Eight-Fold Path is described as the way of leading to the cessation of suffering and the achievement of self-awakening. In general, meditation is a way to quiet the mind. Two basic techniques used in meditation is concentration and mindfulness. Meditation is divided into three categories: Personal Discipline, Mental Purification and Wisdom. Mental purification has three path factors, which is right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. Right effort has nothing to do with the

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