Benefits of Meditation
if done on a
regular basis, can do wonders for you. Here are some basic benefits
which you will draw by regular meditation .
makes us aware of the fact that we are intelligent.
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Here are some famous quotes of
Here he has talked about
those special people who use their intelligence instead of
submitting to prejudices of their social environments.
"Few people are capable of
expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of
their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such
"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from
mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not
thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and
courageously uses his intelligence."
"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their
Now just think for a moment:
When does a man see with
his own eye and feel with his own hearts.
And when does a man do not
submit himself to the hereditary prejudices but honestly and
courageously uses his intelligence?
Its only when he recognize
that his true identity is free from any kind of prejudice or bias. When
he realize the presence of the same consciousness of self in everybody.
It's only after realization of self, that we find the presence of one
divinity in everybody.
will brings the above mentioned qualities in you.
All kind of prejudices, vanity, hatred,
jealousy and pre-conceived notions have their origins in mind. But when
in meditation, we transcend the mind and contact this higher entity
'self' we realize the calm and serenity of a focused and peaceful
mind. When you meditate, you recognize that being
'more knowledgeable' and being 'intelligent' are two different thing.
Once the feeling of an all pervading self comes in you, You will start
seeing with your own eyes and feel with your own hearts instead of
allowing others to make opinions and decision for you..
foundation of self awareness that
meditation provides is useful in many areas. It shows us how to focus on
the present moment and stop worrying about future or past. It teaches us
how to be in control of mind and emotions instead of the other way
develops insight into the unconscious causal connections between
thoughts, attitudes, perceptions, feelings, body states, and behaviors.
When you meditate, slowly you start recognizing even the most subtle
fluctuations of your emotions and thoughts. This results in a better
understanding and control of mind and body.
attitude towards life will change. You will
learn how to be more appreciative for good deeds of others. You will
start enjoying little moments happiness that life provides us everyday.
(5) You will be able to see the larger
picture of things instead of small day to
(6) Meditation helps us accept the things
as they are not
as we desire them to be. We become content
with what we have. The negative feelings of jealousy, hatred, greed,
anger, frustration, anxiety and failures start disappearing from our
(7) You will be more
understanding towards others.
(8) You will start ignoring petty issues
that consumed much of your energy.
(9) Shall I get Enlightenment ?:
I don't promise you an enlightenment ('Moksha' or the state of
Nirvana). Enlightenment or the state of no-desire (Nirvana) is often
considered as the ultimate and eventual outcome of Meditation. A really
interested & dedicated person who is ready to delve into to deepest
nuance of subject may reach the state of 'no desires' . But for common
people like us it is neither necessary nor desirable to expect such a
highest state of being. Theoretically, Moksha or the state when all kind
of materialistic desires cease and one attains liberation from bond of
death and birth, can be attained by anybody. However, most of us are so
much entangled in our day-to-day existential life that the possibility
of any of us desiring a 'desire-less state ' is remote. Moreover
very process of wanting anything ( including Moksha) implies that
there is a desire in us for this !
Just meditate. All benefits will follow on
(10) Your inner ability
to solve complex problems will increase.
(11) It is a
healthy way to handle stress. Meditation
lowers hypertension and high blood pressure while slowing heart rate and
quickening recovery time.
increases concentration, self-esteem,
spontaneity, creativity, and depth of awareness.
Well there are many
more things that I can say on benefits of meditation. However, as the
wisdom says that it is always better to 'know
and feel' than
to 'listen and
Meditate and see for yourself whether
it is worth a try or not.
Having learnt the
benefits of meditation, let us learn why many people can't meditate
despite trying it seriously.
Reason for failure in meditation : A